FROM Chuck Lindell
Federal Courts Strike Down Two Texas Voting Laws For opponents of voter ID laws, a victory in Texas. For the second time in three days, a federal court ruled that Texas violated the Voting Rights Act, by enacting a voter ID law that improperly limits the ability of minority citizens to cast a ballot. Texas will appeal the decision, which prevents the state from enforcing its voter ID law in the November election. Chuck Lindell reports for the Austin American Statesmen .
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?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.