FROM Rachel Bronson
Saudi Succession Plan Unfolds King Abdullah, he 90-year old King of Saudi Arabia, died yesterday, and he'll be replaced by his 79-year old brother, King Salman. In a region of increased tension, how will the country move to the next generation? Rachel Bronson is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the author of Thicker than Oil : America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia,
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.