FROM Isadore Hall
NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life, Calls for Sale of Team The National Basketball Association has thrown Donald Sterling out of the game – for life. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has given Sterling the league's harshest penalty and highest fine for racist comments he made in a recorded conversation. At today's press conference, Silver said the league has confirmed that the voice on the recording is, indeed, Sterling. He called Sterling's views "deeply offensive and harmful; that they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage." In addition to the life-time ban, Silver imposed a $2.5 million ban, the maximum allowed under the NBA constitution.
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.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.