FROM Dini Miller
Bed Bugs Are Back and Biting In New York, they've infested the Time Warner Center and shut down high-end clothing stores. In Dallas, they've driven people out of apartments. Bedbugs — almost eradicated 50 years ago — are making a comeback. The National Pest Management Association says calls for bedbug eradication have gone up 81% in the past ten years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the EPA have warned of a rapid resurgence. Dini Miller is Associate Professor of Urban Entomology at Virginia Tech .
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.
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.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?