Go Ahead, Ocasio-Cortez, Ban the Press

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave her candidacy for New York’s 14th Congressional District a Streisand Effect boost earlier this month by excluding the press from two public town hall events she staged for her potential constituents. The ban worked like a summer spotlight to attract the buzzing, biting insects of the press to Ocasio-Cortez as everybody from…

Snaring Doctors and Drug Dealers, Justice Dept. Intensifies Opioid Fight

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced another crackdown on Wednesday on opioids, targeting doctors and drug dealers alike in cases that spanned physicians’ offices in Ohio, drugmakers in China and online black markets. “Today’s announcements are a warning to every trafficker, every crooked doctor or pharmacist, and every drug company, every chairman and foreign national and…

As Bad News Piles Up, Republicans Hardly Flinch

For those wondering if the latest disclosures from the Trump legal file are finally weighty enough to cause top congressional Republicans to break from the president, the answer is no. Twenty-four hours after President Trump was hit with a double-barreled barrage of felony convictions against two former close advisers, leading Senate Republicans did not appear…