FROM Joshua Willis
Is the Wild Weekend Weather a Predictor of Things to Come? Any rain in Southern California in the driest month of the year is likely to make history. Sure enough, the third-of-an inch that fell Saturday in downtown LA broke the quarter-inch record set in July of 1886. But the real stories are flooding, mud slides and debris flows -- and beaches closed by lightening. Josh Willis is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory .
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.
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?
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.