Author Archives: David Lindsay Jr

About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. It was published by Footmad and Cherry Blossom Press on September 11, 2017. Find more about it at, also known as,

Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs – NYT

Paul Krugman took questions from readers about trade after President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Here are his answers to some of the hundreds of questions he received. — By the Editors 1. Literally every small … Continue reading

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Easter Island Is Eroding – The New York Times

  But this time was different for Mr. Huke. The crumbling site was where generations of his own ancestors had been buried. “Those bones were related to my family,” said Mr. Huke, an architect, recalling that day last year. Centuries … Continue reading

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Samantha Power: How Mike Pompeo Could Save the State Department – The New York Times

Two days after the 2016 presidential election, I held a town hall at the United States Mission to the United Nations. American diplomats were in shock; the president-elect had pledged to undo much of what we had helped achieve internationally. … Continue reading

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Some Things Are True Even if Trump Believes Them – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

Thomas Friedman is great when he is on. He writes that China is a big problem, but the Trump steel tariff hurts our allies and not China. Then: “So what would a smart American president do? First, he’d sign the … Continue reading

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Caring for your Piano – from Steinway South Africa

AMBIENT CONDITIONS Wood and felt are highly sensitive to extreme changes in temperature and humidity. During the heating period a standard good-quality humidifier should be used to control and regulate humidity. The most favorable environment for your piano is a … Continue reading

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Near Noisy Oil Fields- Lovesick Birds Change Their Tunes – by Hiroko Tabuchi – NYT

If a sparrow sings his heart out on an oil field, but his would-be sweetheart can’t hear him above the oil pumps, what’s a bird to do? In Alberta, Canada, researchers analyzed hundreds of hours of Savannah sparrow love songs … Continue reading

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Big Sugar Versus Your Body – by David Leonhardt – NYT

The sugar industry and its various offshoots, like the soda industry, have spent years trying to trick you. Big Sugar has paid researchers to conduct misleading — if not false — studies about the health effects of added sweeteners. It … Continue reading

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Jemera Rone- Investigator Who Bared Human Rights Abuses- Dies at 71 – NYT

A super woman. Jemera Rone, Investigator Who Bared Human Rights Abuses, Dies at 71 Ms. Rone left a legal career on Wall Street to focus on exposing and seeking justice for human rights violations in El Salvador and Sudan.

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How travellers can help to conserve the world’s coral reefs – Lonely Planet

“It’s no secret that the world’s coral reefs are in serious trouble, their prospects threatened by everything from climate change to overfishing; in fact, scientists predict that without drastic action nearly all of these dazzling ecosystems could be gone by … Continue reading

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Springtime for Sycophants – by Paul Krugman – NYT

When Donald Trump came to office, many feared that he would break up our close economic relations with Mexico and/or start a trade war with China. So far, neither has happened. It’s true that our free trade agreement with Mexico … Continue reading

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