FROM Frank Davies
GOP Brings Political First Aid to Two Congressmen The state legislature drew iron-clad congressional district boundaries to protect the current breakdown of 33 Democrats and 20 Republicans. In the last election, not one seat changed hands. But Republicans Richard Pombo and John Doolittle are in enough trouble this year that the White House has Laura Bush on the way.
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?
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.