FROM Alisa Ulferts
Another Voting Fiasco in Florida? When she was Florida's Secretary of State, Katherine Harris said electronic voting machines would end her state's embarrassing problems with the electoral process. But those same machines have caused a bitter fight over who won the Congressional seat Harris left to run --unsuccessfully--for the Senate. Republican Vern Buchanan has been declared the winner in the 13th Congressional District by 369 votes, but Democrat Christine Jennings has not conceded. Some 18,000 votes appear to be missing from electronic machines with no paper trails.
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.
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.