For 16 months, President Donald Trump has pursued a policy toward Iran known as maximum pressure, beginning with the United States withdrawal from the nuclear accord secured by President Barack Obama under which Iran stopped advancing its nuclear weapons program.
Unwilling or unable to displease the NRA by supporting commonsense legislation to combat the frequency and ferocity of mass shootings, President Trump imagines that a mental health-related study might do the trick. This is yet another move to avoid acknowledging the actual problem of too-much easy access to too many military style firearms, another dodge by an administration that instead should heed the call by Walmart and 150 other big American businesses for beefed-up background checks and other sensible responses to our ever-rising national body count.
Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic?
A group of officials from the Trump administration said last week that they want to learn about homelessness ought to be a hopeful sign.
The number of e-cigarette users throughout the nation, many of them teenagers, stricken by a mysterious and acute lung illness has more than doubled in just the past week.