FROM Marilyn Musgrave
Donald Trump and the politics of abortion The Pro-Life movement plans to hold Donald Trump to written promises he made late in the general election campaign. Leaders say they're more energized than at any time since Roe v. Wade granted women the right to choose 43 years ago. Next month, Republicans in Congress are prepared to introduce new federal restrictions on abortion as well as complete de-funding of Planned Parenthood. We hear what that could mean — especially in Blue states, where Planned Parenthood provides a whole range of women's health services.
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.