FROM Richard Schmidt
Could Driver Error Be Behind Toyota's Acceleration Problem? We've talked at length about Toyota's problems with sudden acceleration. Now the Obama Administration says it might require " smart pedals " on all cars. Richard Schmidt, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Psychology at UCLA, helped investigated unintended acceleration problems with the Audi 5000 in the 1980's. On today's New York Times op-ed page, he said that smart pedals may not get to the real problem.
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.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?