FROM Joseph Crosby
California's 'Crippling' Business Taxes Are Not That High When California business people meet, the talk often turns to how tough the state is on business. That's also a favorite theme of politicians, Democrats as well as Republicans. Now comes the Council on State Taxation — or COST -- a business-friendly group led by senior executives of Chevron and General Electric. It concludes that the biggest state in the union is right in the middle when it comes to taxes. Joseph Crosby is the senior director of policy.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
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?
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?