FROM Seán Naylor
US Forces Leaving Yemen and the Opportunity to Gather Intelligence The government of Yemen is still fighting with Shiite militias backed by Iran. Civil war is all but inevitable. That's led to the closing of the US Embassy and the withdrawal of American Special Forces. Seán Naylor, who reports on intelligence and counter-terrorism for Foreign Policy magazine, has more on what Americans have left behind.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
"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."