Monthly Archives: July 2017

Trump’s Gift to Putin in the Mideast – by Vali R Nasr – NYT

“WASHINGTON — Over the past two months, even as American-trained forces were driving Islamic State insurgents out of the major Iraqi city of Mosul, the war next door in Syria was taking a dangerous but little-remarked turn — one far … Continue reading

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An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Away From Antarctica – The New York Times

By JUGAL K. PATEL and JUSTIN GILLIS UPDATED July 12, 2017A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a … Continue reading

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If You Fix This- You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle – The New York Times

“There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is? Build more wind farms. Eat less meat worldwide. Improve air-conditioners. Switch to mass transit. Illustrations by … Continue reading

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Mini-Donald’s Major Fail – by Frank Bruni – NYT

“Sometimes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes the apple is also considerably dimmer than the tree. And sometimes the apple must be thrown under the bus so that the tree and a few of its most crucial … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of Dunces – by Ross Douthat – NYT

Originally posted on InconvenientNews.Net:
“Here is a good rule of thumb for dealing with Donald Trump: Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it.This was true of clients and contractors and creditors throughout his business…

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The Trumps Embraced a Russian Plot – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“The astonishing email just released by Donald Trump Jr., setting up the meeting last year with a Russian lawyer, is devastating for the White House. Above all, it underscores that the Trump family knew of a secret Russian campaign to … Continue reading

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In a Cozy Setting at Wimbledon- the Women’s Game Suffers an Indignity – The New York Times

“WIMBLEDON, England — The No. 2 Court at Wimbledon is a fine little stadium: well proportioned and intimate, with a capacity of 4,000.On Monday, it was also the site of a slight to women’s tennis. Top-seeded Angelique Kerber, a 2016 … Continue reading

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Putin Meets His Progeny – by Charles Blow – NYT

“Team Trump wants us all to get over this annoying Russia thing and just move on. Sorry sir, not going to happen.At the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the man whose thumb … Continue reading

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Did Putin Have Trump for Lunch? – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

In “Hamburg, Germany, President Trump is thundering against the free press that covers him, while getting lovey-dovey with the leader of a country that attacked American and French elections, that invaded Ukraine, that helped slaughter civilians in Syria, that was … Continue reading

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How Tanning Changes the Brain – The New York Times

“People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their tanning sessions that mimic the patterns of drug addiction, new research shows.Scientists have suspected for some time that frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation has the potential to … Continue reading

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