FROM Henry Kertman
Protesting Wall Street, in Public and Private On Saturday, Occupy LA turned into Bank Transfer Day as hundreds of people marched through the financial district to demonstrate their frustration with financial institutions, advocating that people withdraw their money from big banks and deposit it in credit unions. We speak with the woman who's getting credit for the idea by suggesting it to her friends on Facebook, and hear how that strategy is working nationwide.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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.
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.