FROM Dan Molinski
Chavez's Party Wins Venezuelan Elections by Slim Margin Five years ago, parties opposed to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez boycotted congressional elections, allowing his United Socialist Party to gain a two-thirds majority and the power to enact sweeping legislation. Yesterday, after the opposition banded together behind a unified plank, the results were very different. Yesterday's elections were seen as a referendum on Chavez's rule. Dan Molinski is in Caracas for the Wall Street Journal .
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.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.