Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's shady dealings is slowly reaching a fever pitch, and the administration has gone on the attack against its own Justice Department. One must wonder how on Earth Trump could ever have believed his lifetime of corrupt business practices would stay secret under the bright lights of the White House.
Last week, Tucson, Arizona, passed a resolution banning the privatization of its jails and detention centers, joining a small but growing number of cities and counties around the country that are telling companies like GEO Group and CoreCivic that they're not welcome. This move by a city in a "tough on crime" red state offers hope that the practice of incarcerating people for profit may come to an end.
Henri Falcon, Venezuela's main opposition candidate to President Nicolás Maduro, is promising to halt runaway inflation by curbing government spending and adopting the US dollar. But widespread anti-US imperialist sentiment and a long history of government assistance present an uphill battle to winning over Venezuelans on election day.