The tyranny of clock changing for daylight saving needs to end

(CNN)Last year marked 100 years since the United States established daylight saving time. Researchers have also found an increase in heart attacks, workplace injuries and traffic accidents, especially in the days after the “spring forward” clock change, all due to the disruptions in sleep. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Many states are starting to address the issue. But for those who are hoping we can #LockTheClock after this weekend’s change, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. My best guess after working with legislators around the country for five years is that if California and New York vote to make the shift permanent in 2020, effective after we spring forward in …

Trump needs to think before he speaks

(CNN)Words matter, especially when they come from President Donald Trump. His statements often precede process-driven policy decisions and while foreign leaders meet the President tweets. His words are amplified around the world — both because they’re the stuff that Russian bot dreams are made of and because he’s the commander-in-chief of the most powerful country in the world. The impact of what he says should lead him to think before he speaks, but his State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday night proved otherwise, particularly when he broached topics of foreign policy. Instead of showing a clear strategy, Trump cherry-picked foreign crises to call attention to and described a disturbing set of double standards in how we approach various …

US pulling out of the INF treaty rewards Putin, hurts NATO

(CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday the United States will suspend participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty — an agreement the US signed with Russia in 1987 that helped slow the arms race. In his announcement, Pompeo said Russia had violated the treaty for years “without remorse,” adding, “It is our duty to respond appropriately.” But instead of working with our allies to craft a comprehensive plan to hold Russia accountable and pressure it back into compliance, the Trump administration has offered Russia an easy way out. Russia is now violating the INF treaty by developing and deploying new missiles that could deliver nuclear warheads to European targets, including US military bases. This dangerous situation demands a …