FROM Emily Peck
Will Paternity Leave Go Mainstream? The idea that new fathers should be given time off to bond with their babies has been gaining steam with US employers. Now Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg may be giving it new momentum. “Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.” Those are the words of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, announcing that he’s taking two months off from his work at Facebook. All other new parents at his company will be paid to take four months off. Emily Peck has been writing about paternity leave for the Huffington Post .
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.
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.