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Telling fact from fiction amidst media bombardment

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Sometimes news is labeled as “fake” because the reader dislikes it or it contradicts their beliefs. However, fake news is when the news information as well as the news organization itself may intentionally be completely fabricated. Continue reading

White House withdraws from Paris climate agreement amid controversy

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President Trump announced on June 1 that the United States will begin the four-year process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords, a greenhouse gas mitigation agreement among 196 countries. Continue reading

Criticism continues over Jared Kushner’s reported Russia communication

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On Friday, the Washington Post reported that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, allegedly proposed in a conversation with Russia’s ambassador in January that a secret back channel created between the Trump team and Russia. Continue reading

How fake news about a DNC staffer’s murder buoyed conspiracies

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The murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in July 2016 has led to a conspiracy theory based on unfounded claims linking Rich to WikiLeaks. Continue reading

Young conservatives: Climate change is an issue for all of us

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There is a growing movement among young conservatives, including evangelical Christians, who support environmental regulations. They say it’s important to act as faithful stewards of the earth. One group, the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, has grown to 10,000 members in the past five years. Continue reading

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