FROM Sonia Van Meter
Who Would Sign Up for a One-Way Ticket to Mars? A Dutch non-profit venture called Mars One has plans to land two men and two women on the planet Mars. More than 200,000 people have volunteered to go on the one-way mission— with departure planned for 2025. Sonia Van Meter , who’s one of 100 finalists for the expedition, describes herself as "a political consultant with a husband, two extraordinary stepsons and a black lab mix." She says she "didn’t think twice" when she heard she could take "a one-way trip to another planet."
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.
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.