FROM Jennifer Epstein
Clinton, Sanders Trade Barbs as Race Heats Up This year's Republican presidential campaign has set new standards for negative campaigning. Until now, the Democrats have been conspicuously constrained. But, with the New York primary less than two weeks away, that's beginning to change. Jennifer Epstein is covering the campaign for Bloomberg .
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.
"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."