FROM Courtney Brunious
Ready for the Rams Twenty-one years after the last professional football game was played in Los Angeles, the Rams will hit the field at LA's Coliseum in just a few weeks. But what if they're a losing team? Will the excitement last?
A New NFL Stadium in Inglewood Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build a stadium that could cost more than $2 billion in Inglewood. It wouldn't be ready for at least three more years. Will it be a good deal for Inglewood and Southern Californians?
Are They Games of Skill or Games of Chance? Daily fantasy sports are legal in 45 states, but New York has just ordered FanDuel, DraftKings and others to shut down, saying they are not games of skill but illegal gambling. Last month, Nevada enacted gaming license requirements. What about California? Attorney General, Kamala Harris is being asked to force fantasy sports betting websites to immediately stop doing business.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
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.