FROM Douglas Jehl
Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Marks Year in Iranian Prison At the United Nations today, Iran was accused of flagrant human rights violations after a full year of what's called the "arbitrary and unlawful" detention of Jason Rezaian. Bringing the charge was his employer, the Washington Post . Douglas Jehl is foreign editor at the paper and Jason Rezaian's editor.
Detained American Journalist on Trial in Iran Iran is about to put an American reporter on trial for espionage — without telling him what the evidence is. There’s real concern that the proceedings may be held in secret. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been in prison for ten months and is scheduled to go on trial next week in Tehran. The Washington Post has been very supportive of him. Jason Rezaian was born in the United States and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His brother is Ali Rezaian.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
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?