FROM Richard Leiby
Was Washington Redskins Namesake a Native American Imposter? For 20 years, Native Americans and others have been trying to get the NFL's Washington Redskins to change the team's name. But the owner, Dan Snyder, says it's meant to honor the team's first coach, Lone Star Dietz, who claimed to belong to the Sioux Nation. President Obama has joined the debate over the name saying, if he were the owner and it offended "a sizeable group of people, he'd change it…even if it had a storied history." Well, it does have a storied history all right, but the story itself might not be true. Richard Lieby has covered it for the Washington Post , since it first became controversial.
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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
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.