Corruption Crackdown in Greece The financial crisis in Greece now ranges from the tragic to the ridiculous. Austerity measures in that country took a sad toll today when an elderly man whose pension had been reduced shot himself to death in front of the parliament house in Athens. His suicide note said he wanted to die with dignity before he had to search for food in the trash. But another side to the story is rampant corruption. Consider Zakynthos, now known as "the Island of the Blind," as we hear from James Angelos, reporting for the Wall Street Journal .
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?
"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."