FROM Rachel Dodes
Summer Movies: Small Gems and a Wave of Comedies The summer movie season is getting underway, featuring Superman and wars of the future. But the big money may be in comedies that are not either light romance or family fare. Comedies are inexpensive to make and enormously profitable, and it turns out that films aimed at rowdy teenagers also appeal to adult men, women and audiences overseas. That's according to Rachel Dodes, film features writer for the Wall Street Journal .
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
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.
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.