FROM Mike Detillier
Superdome Re-Opens for New Football Season Thirteen months ago the Superdome was the central focus of the horrors brought by Hurricane Katrina, and it became symbolic of spectacular failure at all levels of government. Katrina ripped part of the roof off the Superdome, which was then filled with refugees. There was a shooting and a suicide, bodies stored in a refrigerator, and nobody allowed inside without a biohazard suit. Tonight, the New Orleans Saints will play their first home game of the year and--for the first time in team history--all the season tickets have been sold.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
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.