‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’ – NYTimes.com

‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’ – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/theres-a-smell-of-treason-in-the-air.html March 23, 2017 Op-Ed Columnist The greatest political scandal in American history was not Aaron Burr’s shooting of Alexander Hamilton, and perhaps wasn’t even Watergate. Rather it may have been Richard Nixon’s secret efforts in 1968 to sabotage a U.S. diplomatic effort to end […] more…

The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency – The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency. Jane Mayer•March 27, 2017 Issue Last month, when President Donald Trump toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for forty-five years, has been […] more…

Is America’s Military Big Enough? – The New York Times

President Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which he said would be “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” U.S. defense spending 58d299a1299d1 58d299a19467c 58d299a20c542 58d299a239faa 58d299a294c8e 58d299a299a28 58d299a29cb7a 58d299a2a026f 58d299a2d8368 more…

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned : All Tech Considered : NPR

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/11/23/503146770/npr-finds-the-head-of-a-covert-fake-news-operation-in-the-suburbs?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social Jestin Coler, publisher of fake news sites “The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right.” Fanatic Studio/Getty Images A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of […] more…

James Comey’s Remarkable Five Hours on Capitol Hill – The New Yorker

James Comey’s Remarkable Five Hours on Capitol Hill – The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/james-comeys-remarkable-five-hours-on-capitol-hill?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true John Cassidy•March 20, 2017 Washington hasn’t seen the likes of the F.B.I. director James Comey’s hearing before the House Intelligence Committee in many a day—if, indeed, there has ever been anything like it. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX / THE NEW […] more…

FBI Director Comey confirms probe of possible coordination between Kremlin and Trump campaign

 Clinton as she was heading into the home stretch of her campaign. Now, the tables are turned.  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the committee chairman, urged Comey to reveal if and when the bureau has information clearing any of its targets, and to do so as quickly as possible.  “There’s a big gray cloud that you’ve […] more…

Comey Testifies Before Congress

That move, Democrats charged, hurt Clinton as she was heading into the home stretch of her campaign. Now, the tables are turned.  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the committee chairman, urged Comey to reveal if and when the bureau has information clearing any of its targets, and to do so as quickly as possible.  “There’s a […] more…

2 Months In, Trump May Already Own A First: Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.

2 Months In, Trump May Already Own A First: Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58cdb2f0e4b0ec9d29dc879d/amp Ethics experts cannot think of a predecessor more ready to use the prestige of the office for personal gain. WASHINGTON – Imagine a foreign potentate who uses his official position to promote his private businesses. Who makes face time with visiting […] more…

Nina Katchadourian – Sorted Book Project

Nina Katchadourian http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/languagetranslation/sortedbooks.php The Sorted Books project began in 1993, and it has has taken place on many different sites over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized book collections. The process is the same in every case: I sort through a collection of books, pull particular titles, and eventually group the books into […] more…

Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films

The film is silent, but it starts with a bang. The screen blows out white, then a tropical beach comes into view, before an explosion tears across the horizon. A two-tiered mushroom cloud flows skyward, revealing a dark, intense plume of smoke that smolders in the distance. Another film, showing the charmingly titled “Operation Teapot,” […] more…
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