FROM Patrick Brady
Cycling in Los Angeles The LAPD says a Brentwood doctor has been involved in two incidents of “road rage” with cyclists on Mandeville Canyon Road. That’s a regular uphill challenge for recreational cyclists who like to coast back down when they’re done. Dr. Christopher Thompson is accused of slamming his car brakes on in front of two cyclists July 4th, causing one to go through his car window while the other crashed to the ground. The police say Thompson was involved in a similar crash in March.
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
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.
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?