FROM Lois Hecht Oppenheim
Does Victory for Argentina's First Lady Put Hillary Clinton in New Light? Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be the next President of Argentina, taking over from her husband Nestor and joining Chile's Michelle Bachelet as South America's second sitting female head of state. Fernández de Kirchner was the likely winner the moment she announced her candidacy, but it's still unclear if her policies will be much different from those of her husband. What does her election say about the viability of women as politicians? Lois Hecht Oppenheim is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California.
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.
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.
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.