FROM Kate Julian
Does the Christmas Card Have a Future? Are you getting fewer Christmas cards this year than you used to? What about cards wishing "Happy Holidays" or "Happy New Year?" If you think the numbers are going down, you're not alone. Kate Julian is an editor at Slate.com and, after polling the staff at that online magazine, she wrote a column sub-titled, "Our mailboxes are practically empty."
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?
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."