FROM Hugh Carnegy
Toulouse Shooting Prompts National Soul-Searching in France In France, authorities still don't know if the man who killed seven people, including a rabbi and three Jewish children, was acting alone or part of a wider plot. The suspect, Mohammed Merah, was shot by police as he jumped from his apartment window spraying a hail of gunfire. Hugh Carnegy, European Managing Editor for the Financial Times , has an update.
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?
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.