FROM Mark Bellamy
Post-Election Violence in Kenya Grows Kenya appeared to be an island of stability in Africa until this weekend's contested presidential election. Since then, some 260 people have died since election officials claimed that President Mwai Kibaki was re-elected over the heavily favored challenger, Raila Odinga . What does the unrest mean for Africa as a whole and America's interests? Among the duties of Mark Bellamy, who was US Ambassador to Kenya from 2003 to 2006, was directing counterterrorism programs in the Horn of Africa.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
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.
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?