FROM Andrew Rosenberg
Science under the Trump Administration Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma speaking at CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 3, 2016. Photo by Gage Skidmore Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection agency is Scott Pruitt , Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma. In that capacity, he has sued that agency 19 times, and eight actions are still pending. Andrew Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the nonpartisan Union of Concerned Scientists , voices concern that the EPA won't be taken seriously when it comes to environmental pollution — or climate change.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Is the United States losing its moral authority in the world? American support for human rights has often been criticized as more about words than it is about action. President Trump is creating more skeptics than ever. What are the consequences for America's role in the world?
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.