Monthly Archives: July 2018

Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign – By Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose – NYT

By Nicholas Fandos and Kevin Roose July 31, 2018 198 WASHINGTON — Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political … Continue reading

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How to Beat F.O.B.O.- From the Expert Who Coined It – by Tim Herrera – NYT

Earlier this summer we talked about F.O.B.O. — the Fear of Better Options — and how it can sometimes lead us to paralysis when we’re trying to make a decision. To refresh, F.O.B.O. gives a name to that spiral we … Continue reading

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How Record Heat Wreaked Havoc on Four Continents – By Somini Sengupta- Tiffany May and Zia ur-Rehman – NYT

By Somini Sengupta, Tiffany May and Zia ur-Rehman July 30, 2018 Expect more. That’s the verdict of climate scientists to the record-high temperatures this spring and summer in vastly different climate zones. The continental United States had its hottest month … Continue reading

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Worried About the I.R.S. Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud – By Christine Hauser – NYT

By Christine Hauser July 26, 2018 Lee Meyer, a retired New York City schoolteacher, recently began getting strange telephone calls on weekday afternoons. A woman claiming to be a Treasury Department official left a message and a phone number, Mr. … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers – By Robert Leonard – NYT

By Robert Leonard Mr. Leonard is the news director for the radio stations KNIA and KRLS. July 26, 2018 A farm near Amana, Iowa.CreditScott Olson/Getty Images “KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump is visiting Dubuque, Iowa, where every year at … Continue reading

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Opinion | Why Your Phone Service Is So Expensive – by David Leonhardt – NYT

Many Americans pay close to $100 a month for smartphone service. And this pricetag isn’t some natural reflection of the service’s value. In many other countries, smartphone plans cost much less. The economists Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Opinion | America First or Trump First? – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

The second I finished watching President Trump fawning over Vladimir Putin in Helsinki — refusing to defend the conclusions of his own intelligence services about Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections — I knew I was seeing something I’d never … Continue reading

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Opinion | Resign- Mike Pompeo. Resign- John Bolton. – by Bret Stephens – NYT

Before the word “resignation” became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, showed both qualities when they resigned from the Nixon administration during … Continue reading

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Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them? – By HENRY FOUNTAIN – NYT

The country lost most of its trees long ago. Despite years of replanting, it isn’t making much progress. By HENRY FOUNTAIN OCT. 20, 2017 GUNNARSHOLT, Iceland — With his flats of saplings and a red planting tool, Jon Asgeir Jonsson … Continue reading

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