FROM Peggy Hollinger
Protests Heat Up in France over Pension Reform Millions took to the streets in France over this weekend and a general strike is planned for tomorrow. Meantime there was rioting today in the suburbs of Paris. It's all about President Sarkozy's plan to fix the economy by changing the pension system. Peggy Hollinger is Paris Bureau Chief for the Financial Times .
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.
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.
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.