FROM Shelly Sullivan
State Blueprint To Fight Global Warming Meets Wide Approval California is the first state make plans to combat global warming with comprehensive reduction of greenhouse gases. It won’t be easy. The first step was Assembly Bill 32 , which drew international news coverage when it was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger two years ago. It requires a 25% cut in emissions—back to 1990 levels—by 2020. Today, the Air Resources Board is unveiling proposals for implementation, and every sector of the economy would be affected.
"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."
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?