Ralph Northam

Elections 2017: Beginning of the End of Willie Horton Politics?

Democrats’ victories in Virginia and New Jersey this week seemed to represent a clear rejection by voters of the law-and-order, nativist views of their opponents, says the director of a crime research group. But it’s not yet clear whether the surge of “penal populism” that influenced national politics in previous decades has fizzled out.

Tom Marino

Marino Withdraws As Drug Czar Nominee, Trump Says

Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was featured in a Washington Post-“60 Minutes” report on how he helped steer legislation making it harder to act against giant drug companies. President Trump said he will make a “major announcement, probably next week” about how his administration plans to tackle the “massive problem” of opioid addiction.