In an era when everything is political, it’s almost impossible to say anything that’s not politically divisive. But here goes: Jeff Sessions revival of mandatory sentencing for drug offenders is dead wrong. As the NYT’s Carl Hulse explains, Sessions’ “push to undo Obama-era sentencing policies and ramp up the war on drugs was hardly a surprise. But it was still striking, because it ran so contrary to the growing bipartisan consensus coursing through Washington and many state capitals in recent years.” Unity Was Emerging on Sentencing. Then Came Jeff Sessions.

+ The Atlantic: The 5 Scariest Things About Jeff Sessions’s New War on Drugs.