FROM Paul Mero
Utah Considers Alternative Approach to Immigration Reform Arizona law requires police officers to demand proof of citizenship from suspected illegal immigrants and to turn them over to federal authorities. Almost from the moment it took effect, it's been tied up in court. But group of conservatives endorsed by the Mormon Church says there's a better way. Paul Mero, who describes Arizona's "round 'em up approach," says, "There is no way in hell I will be part of rounding up innocent people." Mero, President of the Sutherland Institute , is leading fellow conservatives to push for adoption of the Utah Compact .
Will the GOP weather the storm with Trump or jump ship? Breitbart news claims that the GOP "establishment" has it's knives out" for President Trump, but Republicans in Congress are mostly supportive… at least in public. We look at whether that's likely to last.
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.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."