FROM Stephanie Armour
Congress Weighs Emergency Zika Funding Oncoming summer weather is expected to increase the incidence of the Zika virus in the United States. That’s the mosquito-borne disease that can produce severe birth defects. The White House is fighting with both houses of Congress over how much should be spent on research and prevention. Stephanie Armour covers healthcare policy for the Wall Street Journal .
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.
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.
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.