FROM Carolyn Jones
A Showdown in Berkeley The Mayor of the City of Berkeley has apologized to the Marine Corps for the City Council’s letter saying a recruiting station is not welcome. But six US Senators are already trying to cancel earmarks that fund organic lunches for Berkeley’s public schools. Tomorrow night, the Council will meet to consider rescinding its dis-invitation.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?