FROM Ray Offenheiser
Wealth Gap Widens Faster than Anticipated The global economy has doubled in just the past 30 years -- but workers are getting a smaller piece of the action than ever. Photo: Oxfam America World leaders, international business tycoons and celebrities are gathering in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum -- called the " ultimate ego boost " by Vanity Fair. Coinciding with Davos, the charity Oxfam has released a sobering study . One finding: 62 people at the very top own as much wealth as 3.6 billion people in the rest of the world's economy. Ray Offenheiser is president of Oxfam America.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
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?
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.