Monthly Archives: December 2018

Opinion | We Are All Riders on the Same Planet – By Matthew Myer Boulton and Joseph Heithaus – The New York Times

David: Merry Christmas. Merry Solstice. Peace on earth and good will to all! NYT: Seen from space 50 years ago, Earth appeared as a gift to preserve and cherish. What happened? By Matthew Myer Boulton and Joseph Heithaus Mr. Boulton … Continue reading

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Opinion | My Biggest Duds – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

A roundup of the columns that no one, except maybe my mom, read. By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Dec. 19, 2018,  330 Photo:   Suffering in Yemen. “Good thing my mother is a loyal Times subscriber. She was just about the … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From Syria Is Alarming. Just Ask His Advisers. – The New York Times

By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Dec. 19, 2018,   534 c CreditCreditTim Peacock It was less than three … Continue reading

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Opinion | The End of Europe? – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018,  573c Yellow Vest protesters clashed with the police in Paris on Saturday.CreditCreditVeronique De Viguerie/Getty Images PARIS — Ever since World War II, the liberal global order that has spread more freedom … Continue reading

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As Seas Warm- Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test – By Nicholas Casey an Josh Haner – The New York Times

By Nicholas Casey, a New York Times correspondent based in Colombia, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, “As climate change warms the world’s oceans, these islands are a crucible. And scientists are worried. Not only do the Galápagos sit at the … Continue reading

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Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media – The New York Times

Using an array of accounts on multiple platforms and targeting a variety of demographics, the Russians have generated millions of interactions with their posts. By Scott Shane Dec. 17, 2018,  172c When Russia targets Americans on social media, it has … Continue reading

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Facebook- Twitter and YouTube Withheld Russia Data- Reports Say – The New York Times

By Sheera Frenkel- Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Dec. 17, 2018,       77c SAN FRANCISCO — When lawmakers asked YouTube, a unit of Google, to provide information about Russian manipulation efforts, it did not disclose how many people watched … Continue reading

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Climate Negotiators Reach an Overtime Deal to Keep Paris Pact Alive – The New York Times

By Brad Plumer Dec. 15, 2018 KATOWICE, Poland — Diplomats from nearly 200 countries reached a deal on Saturday to keep the Paris climate agreement alive by adopting a detailed set of rules to implement the pact. The deal, struck … Continue reading

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for … Continue reading

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Brexit: A Disunited Kingdom – NYT

David Lindsay I want to remind folks, that investigators have reported that Russian trolls and bots and Cambridge Analytica, owned by the right wing billionaire Robert Mercer, were both part of the campaign to destablize Britain with Brexit. It has … Continue reading

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