FROM Min Zin
Aung San Suu Kyi's Trial Extended On trial in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi faces up to five years in prison in a case that the international community says is bogus. Lawyers in Rangoon wrapped up their closing arguments today and prosecutors will present theirs on Monday. The Nobel Peace Prize-winner is charged with violating house arrest because an American man swam to her lakeside home earlier this year. The trial has dragged on for more than two months, and a guilty verdict is considered likely. Min Zin, a teaching fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, has worked with Suu Kyi in Burma.
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
Should we 'hack the climate' to fight global warming? The Paris Agreements won't be enough to reverse global warming, whether President Trump pulls the US out or not. Is it time to try altering the atmosphere by what's called "geoengineering?" We hear about unintended consequences, international relations… and ethics.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.