FROM Rob Barry
Why It's Nearly Impossible to Count Police Killings Less than two weeks after the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, a New York grand jury is poised to decide whether a white police officer should be charged in the death of a young black man who was put in a choke hold. Protests continue over police killings but how many are there? An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed it's almost impossible to tell. Rob Barry worked on the story.
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.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Is the United States losing its moral authority in the world? American support for human rights has often been criticized as more about words than it is about action. President Trump is creating more skeptics than ever. What are the consequences for America's role in the world?