FROM Larry Wilson
The Pasadena Rose Parade Gets Occupied In Monday's Rose Parade the most surprising float may be bringing up the rear. Members of the Occupy movement plan to unveil a giant octopus made from recycled plastic bags. Authorities intend to let them march down Colorado Boulevard, somewhere behind the last official entry. Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News , has more about what should be an unusual postscript to the 123rd Rose Parade.
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.
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?