FROM Andrew Chappelle
Syrian Refugees Face a Winter of Misery Since rebels declared war on the al-Assad regime, more than 400,000 Syrians have fled the country. Over a million more are displaced internally. Now winter is setting in on overcrowded, makeshift camps and abandoned buildings that house formerly urban families who left most of their possessions at home. One refugee camp inside Northern Syria was strafed today by Syrian fighter planes apparently trying to hit a nearby base for the rebel Free Syrian Army. But more Syrians have fled to Jordan than anywhere else. Andrew Chappelle, a news producer for al-Jazeera English , recently visited the Al Zaatari refugee camp.
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?
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.
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.