FROM Greg Bensinger
Amazon Is Opening…Bookstores? The Internet shopping giant Amazon may have a surprise for retail customers. Famous for driving traditional bookstores out of business, last year Amazon opened its own brick-and-mortar outlet in Seattle. Now, it appears to be planning a chain of stores for customers who want to walk in and thumb through the pages. Photo: Chris Connelly Greg Bensinger is a tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal . Miriam Sontz is CEO of one of America's best-known chains of bookstores…Powell's in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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.