FROM Onell Soto
Safety a Concern at San Onofre Nuclear Plant The Japanese government today gave the Fukushima-Daiishi accident a rating of 7 — tops on the nuclear accident scale, on a par with the explosion at Chernobyl, in the Ukraine, back in 1986. Also today, emergency personnel began to simulate an accident at San Onofre, on the shores of Nothern San Diego County, where two reactors are operated by Southern California Edison. Onell Soto reports for the San Diego Union Tribune .
"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."
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
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?