FROM Alexandra Marks
The Dynasty Chair: A Kennedy or a Cuomo for Clinton's Seat? Averill Harriman, Nelson Rockefeller, Bobby Kennedy, Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg all began careers near the top of the ladder in New York politics. Now Caroline Kennedy , a quiet lawyer who writes poetry and books for young people, wants Governor David Paterson to appoint her to the United States Senate. Kennedy needs the vote of just one man, the Governor, to succeed Senator Hillary Clinton , who's the likely next Secretary of State . Alexandra Marks is following the story for the Christian Science Monitor .
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.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.