ICE agents coerced 16-year-old Cruz Marcelino Velázquez Acevedo into drinking the amber-colored liquid he was carrying, which caused him to succumb to violent convulsions and die. Migrants frequently face torture and sexual assault under ICE jurisdiction -- sometimes resulting in death -- but only one out of 142 complaints has resulted in (less-than-adequate) disciplinary action against an agent.
Donald Trump is escalating US military operations in Syria just as Russia begins fighting in the region as well. The Democrats' recent efforts to paint Trump as Moscow's puppet -- while allowing the president to ramp up attacks abroad -- may have unintended consequences.
Wisconsin State Sen. Chris Kapenga wants a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution, and he wants a new constitutional convention to ratify it. This is a dangerous and impractical idea that could result in a "runaway" convention and substantial rewrites to the US Constitution.