FROM Delphine Schrank
Myanmar Elections In Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar — formerly called Burma — the last "free" election was in 1990. The National League for Democracy, led by long-time dissident Aung San Suu Kyi , won an overwhelming victory. But that led to a brutal crackdown and 20 years of harsh military rule. Another election is now planned for this coming Sunday, and the League is back on the ballot. So is Aung San Suu Kyi. Aung San Suu Kyi at the World Economic Forum in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, June 6, 2013 Photo by C. George
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
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?