FROM Ted Kim
Wildfires Devastate Large Swaths of Texas Almost 70 percent of Texas has been under extreme drought, and massive wildfires have charred some 2100 square miles. Firefighters from state and federal agencies are getting some relief from local drizzles, but it's not over yet, and it means big trouble for a state with serious financial troubles. Ted Kim is a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News .
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.
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?
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.