Author Archive | Ed Krayewski


Trump Trip to Asia Mostly a Welcome Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump doesn’t think he’s getting enough credit for his 12-day, five-country trip to Asia. He has a point. Trump’s diplomatic efforts in Asia are a repudiation of Barack Obama’s “Asia pivot,” which sought to contain China’s rise by expanding American influence in the region. The Obama approach prompted China to take a more […]

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Dems File Impeachment Articles Against Trump, High School Bans Five Offensive Words, Possibly Hospitable Planet Found Near Earth: P.M. Links

ESOA group of House Democrats have filed impeachment articles against President Trump. Ohio postponed the execution of Alva Campbell after they couldn’t find a usable vein; Campbell had previously requested to be killed by firing squad because of his vein issues but was denied by a judge. A high school in Pennsylvania will ban the […]

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2017 a Record Year for Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

DVIDSHUBOpium poppy cultivation has hit a record high in Afghanistan, according to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Counter Narcotics. The milestone is just the latest in a long string of failures associated with Washington’s 16-year war in Afghanistan and its even longer ;war on drugs. […]

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Free Meek Mill

The rapper Meek Mill has just been sentenced to two to four years in prison because a judge decided he had violated his parole and was “thumbing [his] nose at the court.” The sentence, made possible by a 10-year-old probation status, illustrates the need not just for sentencing reform but for a reckoning with overcriminalization […]

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NSA Security Breach, Jeff Sessions Returning to Senate, ‘Space Kingdom’ Launches: A.M. Links

A major security breach at the National Security Agency has led to hacking attacks using the agency’s cyberweapons on businesses and individuals around the world. President Trump will have his first sit-down meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to the Senate this week to answer more questions about Russia and […]

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White House Restricting Travel, Trade with Cuba; U.K. Minister Resigns Over Meetings With Israelis; Facebook Wants Aussie Nudes: P.M. Links

Prime Minister’s OfficeThe White House is imposing new restrictions on travel to and trade with Cuba. President Trump gets the red carpet treatment in China. A commander in Syria says pro-government forces have expelled ISIS from the last town which it held in the country. More members of the royal family and other officials have […]

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Mass. State Trooper Suing After Commanders Made Him Edit Report About Judge’s Daughters

MSPMassachusetts State Trooper Ryan Sceviour is suing his superiors with the State Police, including Supt. Richard D. McKeon, alleging they ordered him to alter a police report involving the daughter of a judge in a DUI and drug incident. The state police aren’t disputing Sceviour’s central claim, arguing the order to change the report was […]

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Larry Krasner Wins Philly DA Race: ‘This Is a Movement’ for Criminal Justice Reform

ReasonA digital billboard truck with bright LED “Congratulations to Larry Krasner: Philadelphia’s New District Attorney” signs on its sides was waiting at the William Way LGBT Community Center, where the Democratic District Attorney nominee was holding his election watch party, before polls had closed. Within an hour of polls closing, however, preliminary results had made […]

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