FROM Michael Rich
UCLA and the Sale of a Cultural Treasure Residents of Bel Air aren't known for community activism, but they'll hold a meeting tomorrow night on UCLA's planned sale of the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden, donated by a former UC regent with the promise that UCLA would maintain it "in perpetuity."
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.
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.