..A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany…

“If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell.” Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Getty Images Usually, comparisons between Donald Trump’s America and Nazi Germany come from cranks and internet trolls. But a new essay in the New York Review of … Continue reading ..A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany…

..Deathly Silence…

We need to get embarrassing about climate breakdown We’re getting there, aren’t we? We’re making the transition towards an all-electric future. We can now leave fossil fuels in the ground and thwart climate breakdown. Or so you might imagine if you follow the technology news. So how come oil production, for the first time in … Continue reading ..Deathly Silence…

..The Tyranny of the U.S. Dollar…

The incumbent international currency has been American for decades. Is it time for regime change? There’s a paradox at the heart of global finance. The U.S. share of the world economy has drifted lower for decades, and now President Trump is retreating from the American chief executive’s traditional role as Leader of the Free World. … Continue reading ..The Tyranny of the U.S. Dollar…

…James Comey say the FBI Can Do This…

  CreditCreditAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg The F.B.I. is back in the middle of it. When we were handed the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2015, the bureau’s deputy director said to me, “You know you are totally screwed, right?” He meant that, in a viciously polarized political environment, one side was sure to be furious with the … Continue reading …James Comey say the FBI Can Do This…

…Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy…

The warren of cubicles was secured behind a metal door. The name on the hallway placard had changed often over the years, most recently designating the space as part of the Mission Center for Europe and Eurasia. But internally, the office was known by its unofficial title: “Russia House.” The unit had for decades been … Continue reading …Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy…

Hard Times For Paulie Boy

Paul Manafort has already deepened our knowledge of blatant corruption and illegality among those close to Trump. Last Friday morning, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. As part of the plea, he agreed to coöperate with the special counsel, Robert Mueller. Manafort … Continue reading Hard Times For Paulie Boy

..The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s proposed Stop BEZOS Act, explained…

You need to take him seriously, not literally. Alex Edelman/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) set off a familiar cycle in progressive politics last week when he unveiled his Stop BEZOS Act, a bill to force big companies like Amazon and Walmart to contribute to the cost of social services their low-wage workers use. Right … Continue reading ..The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s proposed Stop BEZOS Act, explained…

..Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, explained…

How did Woodward report this book? And which Trump aides talked to him? Bob Woodward at Trump Tower in January 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty The headline revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, which was released Tuesday, are troubling ones. The book describes disturbing behavior by the president of the United … Continue reading ..Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, explained…

..A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy….

.........2 spies....2 paths.... Family photos of the former Russian spy Sergei V. Skripal with his daughter, Yulia, in the late 1980s and his wife, Lyudmila, in 1972. MOSCOW — Sergei V. Skripal was a little fish. This is how British officials now describe Mr. Skripal, a Russian intelligence officer they recruited as a spy in … Continue reading ..A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy….

..The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption of Language and the Media…

The publication of a New York Times Op-Ed by an anonymous Administration official is part of a wider corruption of the media that is one of the most insidious effects of the Trump era. Photograph by Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post / Getty Let’s get the obvious points out of the way first: the … Continue reading ..The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption of Language and the Media…

…I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration…

Opinion I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. President Trump at an event in August at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Photo CreditTom Brenner for The New York Times The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing … Continue reading …I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration…

..A Troubled School’s Alarming Death Rate…

‘It’s Like, Who’s Next?’ When four former students from the same school died within months of one another in 2015, it seemed random, a morbid coincidence. Then the number kept growing. At least seven more died the next year. Their fellow alumni, feeling more anxious with each death, started to keep count. By the time … Continue reading ..A Troubled School’s Alarming Death Rate…

..Watch This New Device Print Using Sound Waves…

In acoustophoretic printing, sound waves generate a controllable force that pulls each droplet off of the nozzle when it reaches a specific size and ejects it towards the printing target. It was in 1726 that Sir Isaac Newton first shared the tale of how he once sat beneath an apple tree pondering why the fruit … Continue reading ..Watch This New Device Print Using Sound Waves…

..The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism…

The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism The Nordic model is far from socialist. Bernie Sanders has single-handedly brought the term “democratic socialism” into the contemporary American political lexicon and shaken millions of Millennials out of their apathy towards politics. Even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, his impact on American politics will be evident … Continue reading ..The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism…

..‘I’m Not a Racist, But…’ …

‘I’m Not a Racist, But...’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election Nationalist party could emerge as biggest after September vote Party supporters slam immigration as danger to welfare state Swexit T-shirts      Photographer: Amanda Billner/Bloomberg Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised … Continue reading ..‘I’m Not a Racist, But…’ …

…Giant Deep-Sea Coral Reef Discovered Off Atlantic Coast…

The chief scientist on the expedition said it was like nothing he’d seen before. The deep-sea submersible Alvin is launched from R/V Atlantis off the coast of Delaware. A research team has planned 12 dives over two weeks to explore and study deep ocean ecosystems off the southeast coast. THE ATLANTIC OCEAN — As the research … Continue reading …Giant Deep-Sea Coral Reef Discovered Off Atlantic Coast…

…Ten Years After the Crash…

The financial crisis of 2008 was years in the making and has had a lasting impact on American political life. Illustration by João Fazenda The financial crisis that broke out a decade ago was a long time in the making, and a long time in the playing out. Over just a few days in September, 2008, Lehman … Continue reading …Ten Years After the Crash…

..The Conspiracy Memo About Obama Aides That Circulated in the Trump White House…

TThe 2017 document, titled “The Echo Chamber,” accused former Obama officials of undermining the incoming Administration. By Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow August 23, 2018 Illustration by Matt Chase The 2017 document, titled the “Echo Chamber,” accused former Obama officials of undermining the incoming Administration. In early 2017, some of Donald Trump’s advisers concluded that … Continue reading ..The Conspiracy Memo About Obama Aides That Circulated in the Trump White House…

..Master bomb maker for Al-Qaida killed by U.S. drone…

This undated photo, released by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior in 2010, shows Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, considered a key figure in al-Qaida's most active franchise in Yemen and the group's master bomb maker, according to U.S. intelligence officials. Al-Asiri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen. Al-Qaida's chief bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, who was … Continue reading ..Master bomb maker for Al-Qaida killed by U.S. drone…