FROM Sara Khorshid
Growing Turmoil in Egypt Violence has erupted again in Egypt, where supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi are demonstrating against the government that ousted him in July. The government has designated the Muslim Brotherhood, which backed Egypt's first democratically elected leader, a terrorist organization and is responding to dissent, which comes ahead of an upcoming constitutional referendum, with increasing force and arrests. Will this further radicalize Islamists in Egypt? Will the violence spill over into the rest of the region? What role should the United States play in a Middle East marked by the rise of al Qaeda-linked insurgencies?
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.