FROM Brian Thevenot
A Price War among Electric Vehicles California's so-called Zero Emission laws were designed to create a market for electric cars, but even in California, only 15,000 have been sold in the past five years. That has started a price war on electric cars — and it's spreading to other states. Prices are dropping not just on purchases, but on leases as well. You can get one cheap, without worrying so much about long-term maintenance or re-sale value. Brian Thevenot is automotive editor for the Los Angeles Times .
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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.
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?