FROM Matt Haber
Summer Camp for Adults Who Pay to Ditch Devices "Getting away from it all" has new meaning in the digital age: escaping the cell phone, tablet, Internet, even the watch and certainly the TV. It can be done at a place like Camp Grounded , a former Boy Scout Camp north of San Francisco that's has been transformed into a summer camp for adults by an organization called Digital Detox. Matt Haber wrote about what he calls the "soothingly regressive activities" there for Sunday Styles in last weekend's New York Times .
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?
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.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.