FROM Haroon Mandjlai
Policing Southern California's Muslim Community In Orange County, four Muslim men in their 20's have been arrested and accused of trying to help the Islamic State or other terror groups in the Middle East. Two arrested last month face charges that could keep them in prison for 15 years if they're convicted. Should Mosques and other Muslim-community organizations cooperate with law enforcement to help counter radical ideas? While the Muslim Public Affairs Council says, yes, Not all Muslims agree that law enforcement should be part of influencing what young people believe.
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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
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.