FROM Jonathan Kaplan
Congressional Hearing Examines Failures at Walter Reed Heads have rolled since the Washington Post reported that veterans returning from combat in Iraq have received substandard treatment at Walter Reed Hospital , the Army’s flagship for medical care. Today, a Congressional committee heard from former patients, including specialist Jeremy Duncan. Jonathan Kaplan is staff reporter for The Hill .
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.
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?