FROM Mark Zicree
Star Trek, the Future is a Mr. Sulu Nation CBS allows fans of Star Trek to produce and distribute new versions of what has become a cultural monument, as long as they don't make any money. On the Internet, each webisode costs $70,000, but anyone can get it for free. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are not part of the production, but George Takei is--still playing Mr. Sulu as a labor of love.
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.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.