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.
A powerful case can be made that President Trumps egregious actions in office _ particularly his efforts to derail the investigation of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III _ justify a vote by the House of Representatives on whether he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors and should be impeached. But because of divisions among Democrats about whether impeachment would make it harder to defeat Trump next year (and more difficult to reelect Democratic members in Trump-friendly districts), the majority party in the House is pursuing what might be called impeachment lite.
For the United States to end its longest war and bring the troops home from Afghanistan, it must negotiate and cooperate with the leaders of the Taliban, the most powerful and stable political power in that nation.
Tobacco ads have been banned from TV for about 50 years. But not e-cigarette products, which can still be marketed as a safe tobacco alternative.