FROM Howard Buffett
One Wealthy Farmer's Crusade to Solve Global Hunger If you had billions of dollars at your disposal to address world problems, would you be digging in the dirt trying to grow drought-resistant corn and other crops? Although global hunger is a problem that no one philanthropist or charity can solve, farmer Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, is experimenting with crops of the future. Photo by Jeannie O'Donnell Photo by Trevor Neilson
Howard Buffett Focuses on Hunger in Los Angeles Howard Buffet is a Nebraska farmer who focuses on hunger around the world. This week, he's visiting Los Angeles County, which has the largest population of food-insecure people in the United States. Mr. Buffet is the son of billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffet, and he manages the Howard G. Buffet Foundation .
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.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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.