FROM Bob Ford
Is Referee Scandal a Sign of Gambling in the NBA? The FBI is investigating a former professional basketball referee who's suspected of betting on games and disclosing confidential information to other gamblers. Today, NBA Commissioner David Stern, who addressed the credibility of the sport at a packed news conference , said he felt "betrayed" on behalf of NBA fans by charges that Tim Donaghy bet on games which he also officiated. Bob Ford is a sports columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer .
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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?