Bribery is the price of admission to some of America’s ‘best’ schools
Unqualified kids are admitted to some of America’s most prestigious institutions. Parents, administrators and coaches face criminal charges. Should higher learning be about more than status, money, prestige and power? Also: Boeing, the FAA and two deadly crashes.
Afghanistan: Why so long? How much longer?
After 17 years, the U.S. is trying to negotiate its way out of Afghanistan. One partner in the search for peace is the Taliban, once an enemy in the “War on Terror.” An Afghan-American describes how a military colossus has changed the country since 9/11, when he was 9. What has America learned about “perpetual war?”
Is nuclear power the answer to climate change?
Human civilization is threatened by climate change. But it also needs the energy from fossil fuels that now emit greenhouse gases. Are renewables like wind and solar developing fast enough? Is nuclear power still needed, or is it too expensive and too dangerous in both the present and in the future?
Netanyahu, Israeli extremists and America’s Jews
Liberal Jews are outraged. Even AIPAC has broken precedent, criticizing Netanyahu’s political allies in his effort to maintain power. Will President Trump’s Republicans replace the Democrats as Israel’s major supporters on Capitol Hill? Also: The impact of Michael Cohen’s case against President Trump.
President Trump, Russia and the 25th Amendment
Senior officials in the Trump Justice Department really have suspected the president of allegiance to Russia. They considered invoking the 25th Amendment. That’s according to former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe. Now, some Republicans want to investigate what they call an attempted “administrative coup.” On our Environmental Update: The Trump EPA proposes new rules for public health, claiming toxic substances are good for you.