FROM Ed Joyce
A Tale of Two Californias For the Sierra snowpack, El Nino is delivering on its promise. Forecasters and climatologists say snow depth, in most of the mountain range, is near normal levels -- great news for the state’s thirsty reservoirs. But the good fortune hasn’t materialized here in Southern California, where fewer storms have kept the region locked in extreme drought.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
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?
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.