Apr 082017
 

It has been a head-spinning week watching the Trump administration stumble into its first international crisis only to emerge with a transformed policy on the use of force in the Middle East, announced on Thursday with the unlea

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Apr 082017
 

As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated since Donald Trump took office.

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Will Preet Run?

 Posted by on 2017-03-23 at 01:18  legal, new york, News, opinion, Politics, preet bharara, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on Will Preet Run?
Mar 232017
 

It was pitch-perfect political theater, the kind that politicians pay public relations firms millions of dollars to orchestrate: Preet Bharara, defying an order by the President of the United States, all but daring Trump to fire him.

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All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files

 Posted by on 2017-03-09 at 13:41  android, cia, cyber security, cyber war, government spying, iphone, Mobile, News, privacy, Reblog, spying, whistle blowing, wikileaks  Comments Off on All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files
Mar 092017
 

This week, WikiLeaks released “Vault 7?—a roughly 8,000-page document purporting to detail surveillance tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

 Posted by on 2017-02-14 at 23:42  breaking news, donald trump, News, ny times, Politics, Reblog, russia, trump  Comments Off on Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
Feb 142017
 

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

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Time is running out on American democracy, historian says

 Posted by on 2017-02-14 at 18:32  donald trump, News, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny  Comments Off on Time is running out on American democracy, historian says
Feb 142017
 

Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S.

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West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda

 Posted by on 2017-02-09 at 15:39  california, climate change, donald trump, human rights, News, oregon, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny, washington  Comments Off on West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda
Feb 092017
 

Jay Inslee celebrated the advent of his second term as governor of the Evergreen State on the evening of Jan. 11, and I was there for personal reasons. Inslee and I were in the same high school graduating class in Seattle, as were both our wives.

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