FROM Ellen Huet
Learning from the 777 Crash at San Francisco Airport Saturday in San Francisco, two passengers were killed and many were injured when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 struck a sea wall at the end of a runway, broke into pieces and caught fire. It's known that the plane was flying to low and too slow, but pilot error is only one subject under investigation. At a news conference today, the National Transportation Safety Board reported that the plane landing in San Francisco should have been traveling at 137 knots per hour but may have been going just 85.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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.
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.