FROM Phil Davison
Chavez, Fidel and Latin American Leadership Hugo Chavez went to Havana today, where he was met at the airport by Raúl Castro, the first time Raúl had appeared in public since Fidel Castro gave him temporary custody of the reins of power in Cuba. Six photographs in the official Cuban newspaper Granma show Fidel in his hospital bed, visiting with the Venezuelan President. Journalist Phil Davison reports on the Chavez visit and what it means for leftist leadership in Latin America.
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.