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America’s Prison Guards Are The ‘Ugly Stepchildren’ Of The Criminal Justice System

Erin Fuchs, A shocking indictment of 13 Baltimore prison guards is an extreme example of what happens when people on the “lowest rung” of the criminal justice career ladder succumb to corruption. The Baltimore case is the most disturbing case of prison guard corruption in recent memory. Guards allegedly snuck cellphones and other contraband to Black

Trump travel ban takes effect to minimal disruption

A scaled-down version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban took effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, with none of the dramatic scenes of protest and chaos that greeted the original version of Trump’s executive order five months ago. The Departments of Homeland Security, State and Justice went ahead with the implementation after the Supreme Court

Reform the Tax Code Now!

Cal Thomas, Thanks to the beneficence of the federal government (and the calendar), we Americans have until midnight on April 18 to file our income taxes. It’s too bad filing taxes wasn’t an easier process. President Trump has pledged to reform our tax code, which, to most people, currently reads like a foreign language. Trump

John McCain: ‘I Hope’ Trump Succumbs to D.C. Establishment #Trump2020

Kathryn Blackhurst, Hawkish senator cheers neocon shift, says president ‘is growing and he is listening’ Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that he “hoped” President Donald Trump was being drawn into the so-called “Washington establishment” during an interview Sunday. Ever since Trump ordered an airstrike in Syria in

Federal judge in Hawaii halts Trump’s Second travel ban

President Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii just hours before it was set to take effect after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson prevents the executive order from going into effect, at

Trump signs executive order to eliminate government waste #DrainTheSwamp

Doug G. Ware, President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order intended to weed out wasteful spending in the federal government. The president told reporters in the Oval Office Monday afternoon that his order calls for a “thorough examination of every executive department and agency” to find out “where money is being wasted [and]

Spring Training

Rich Galen, Let’s take a day off from mulling about President Donald Trump, his appointees, the Congress, and their Tweets, statements, interviews, and general demeanor. To accomplish that, I am in West Palm Beach Florida. More specifically I am in the press box at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida

We’re within two years of creating synthetic life. Are you frightened yet?

Jazz Shaw, The title probably sounds like something out of a disappointing Hollywood science-fiction plot, but in this case truth is truly stranger than fiction. Right up front we should point out that we’re not talking about cooking up super soldiers in a test tube… yet, but the implications could be staggering. Scientists are currently

Trump signs new immigration order, narrows scope of travel ban

President Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order suspending the refugee program as well as entry to the U.S. for travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, curtailing what was a broadly worded directive in a bid to withstand court scrutiny.  As before, the order will suspend refugee entries for 120 days. But it no

Why Trump is right to suspect that he’s the target of a dirty game

Michael Goodwin, Here a Russian story, there a Russian story, everywhere a Russian story — all based on leaks from anonymous sources. You don’t have to be a spook to spot the plan: Destroy Donald Trump by putting him in a bear hug. To judge by their scattershot approach, the conspirators are fishing for a