Bonnie Brinly

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The Perils of Empathy

In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel<p>Everywhere you turn in American politics, leaders talk about the need for empathy. The best-known instance, of course, comes from Bill Clinton, who told …


Angelina Jolie’s Rep Says a Custody Agreement Has Been Reached

Jolie will retain custody of her and Brad Pitt’s six children, according to a new statement.<p>A representative for __Angelina Jolie __ released a statement late Monday concerning the custody battle in the actress’s divorce from <b>Brad Pitt.</b> A representative for the actress told <i>People</i>, “We can confirm …

Trump forms an advisory group of CEOs for input on jobs

Trump risks showdown with China after call with Taiwan

<b>(CNN) —</b> China's foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.<p>China views Taiwan as a renegade province and, since 1979, …