FROM Chuck Reed
San Jose Mayor Pushes for Pension Reform Vallejo, Stockton and San Bernardino have declared bankruptcy, but they're not the only California cities in dire financial straits. Several others say they can't afford police, parks and other basic services because they're paying so much into workers' retirement plans. The Wall Street Journal says San Jose is the nation's richest major city, but that it's threatened with bankruptcy because of public-pension obligations. Mayor Chuck Reed is a Democrat who's willing to challenge organized labor with a proposal for next year's statewide ballot.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
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?
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.