FROM Annie Gowen
Caste Protests in India Leave Millions without Water The world's largest democracy is still ruled in many ways by the ancient system that divides one caste from another. That's what has led to the cutting off of water supply to some ten million people for the past three days in the capital city of Delhi. Annie Gowen is India Bureau Chief for the Washington Post .
Russian Tanks Cross Ukrainian Border on Eve of Presidential Meeting At least ten tanks, two armored vehicles and two trucks flying the flag of pro-Russian rebels opened a new front in Ukraine, crossing the border from Russia into a previously peaceful part of Eastern Ukraine.
Violence in Iraq Surges with Multiple Coordinated Bombings In Iraq, the most violent day of this year has killed at least 60 people and wounded hundreds more. Coordinated attacks struck all over the country, except in Kurdistan, apparently directed at security forces in places controlled by both Sunnis and Shiites. Reporter Annie Gowen is based in Baghdad for the Washington Post .
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.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.