FROM Fiona Hutton
Proposition 84 Proposition 84 would raise 5.3 billion dollars in bond money for a host of projects, including improved water quality, flood control, park projects and coastal protection. Supporters say that 500 conservation groups, business leaders and elected officials believe it’s critically needed. Opponents say it was put on the ballot by a Sacramento lobbyist whose clients stand to win public money for their pet projects.
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?
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.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.