Politics week in review: Israel’s travel ban on “Squad” members; Trump wants to buy Greenland

Politics week in review: Israel’s travel ban on “Squad” members; Trump wants to buy Greenland

President Trump’s battle against members of the so-called “Squad” of Democrats reached the international stage this week. On Thursday, Israel barred Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the country after a tweet from Mr. Trump. Meanwhile, a White House economic adviser confirmed rumors that Mr. Trump is eyeing the island of Greenland for his next real estate venture. The Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Natalie Andrews joins CBSN with a look at the top headlines this week.

Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground

Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground

If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we’d all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Jonathan Haidt shows us a few of the very real asteroids headed our way — some pet causes of the left wing, some of the right — and suggests how both wings could work together productively to benefit humanity as a whole. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. … Continue reading