FROM Larry Bartlett
Is the US Doing Enough for the Iraqis We Left Behind? For those Iraqis who wanted an end to Saddam Hussein's dictatorship, working with American and British forces was a dangerous assignment. Tariq Abu Khumra finally made it to the US less than year ago, leaving his family in his home country. He now lives in the San Fernando Valley. He is just one of many Iraqis who are desperate to leave a ruined country.
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.
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?
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.