FROM Manny Fernandez
Second Dallas Ebola Patient Raises Questions about Risk, Vigilance A nurse who treated an Ebola patient from Liberia is the first person to contract the disease in the United States. It’s changed the strategy for coping with the disease in this country. Tom Frieden, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the following to reporters this morning: "The existence of the first case of Ebola spread in the U.S. changes some things and it doesn't change somethings. It doesn't change the fact that we know how Ebola spreads. It doesn't change the fact that it's possible to treat Ebola safely. But it does change substantially how we approach it." Manny Fernandez is in Dallas for the New York Times.
DOJ Will Open Civil Rights Probe into Ferguson Police The FBI is already investigating the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, after civil unrest that was reported around the world, the Obama Justice Department will open a broader, civil rights investigation into the Ferguson P.D . Manny Fernandez of the New York Times is reporting from Ferguson.
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.