FROM Catherine James
Turkish President Warns of ISIS on Its Border Turkish President Erdogan warned today that ISIS is about to take over a town on Turkey’s border with Syria. He called for a “ground operation” to defeat the so-called Islamic State, saying bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition are “not enough.” Catherine James is a freelance reporter writing for the Guardian newspaper in Great Britain. She’s been reporting from the Turkey-Syria border, and joins us now from Turkey.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
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?
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.