Category Archives: David Lindsay

At U.N. Climate Conference- Treading Lightly Around the Americans – The New York Times

Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter. BONN, Germany — If world leaders are angry at the United States for rejecting the Paris climate change agreement, … Continue reading

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Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks – The New York Times

BONN, Germany — The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions.The forum … Continue reading

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Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — Russian agents intending to sow discord among American citizens disseminated inflammatory posts that reached 126 million users on Facebook, published more than 131,000 messages on Twitter and uploaded over 1,000 videos to Google’s YouTube service, according to copies … Continue reading

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Does he know? Do they Know? By David Lindsay Jr.

Does he know? Do they Know?        By David Lindsay Jr.      April 24, 2017 “Do they know?” is the refrain of a famous song by Gian Carlo Menotti in Amahl and the Night Visitors. The crippled boy’s mother laments: Do … Continue reading

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Get Up- Stand Up! – by Gretchen Reynolds – NYT

“The scientists then found strong statistical correlations between sitting and mortality. The men and women who sat for the most hours every day, according to their accelerometer data, had the highest risk for early death, especially if this sitting often … Continue reading

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Snapshots Along the River Where China Meets North Korea – by Chris Buckley – NYT

“A narrow ribbon of river, and in many spots barbed wire, separates China from North Korea. But politically the two countries are further and further apart.”   DL:  Buckley takes a picture of North Korea from the Chinese side of … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump Squanders the World’s Trust – The New York Times

“At a crucial moment, Donald Trump is forcing the world to confront core questions it really shouldn’t have to ask: Can he be trusted? And, more saliently, can America be trusted? His threats to jettison the Iran nuclear deal are … Continue reading

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How to Win a War on Drugs – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“Decades ago, the United States and Portugal both struggled with illicit drugs and took decisive action — in diametrically opposite directions. The U.S. cracked down vigorously, spending billions of dollars incarcerating drug users. In contrast, Portugal undertook a monumental experiment: … Continue reading

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Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — Nearly all of President Trump’s top national security officials have been the target of his ire, whether it was privately dressing down his attorney general, publicly disagreeing with his top diplomat or musing about exiling his national security … Continue reading

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Warmongers and Peacemakers at the U.N. – The New York Times

“The United Nations isn’t the venue one would expect for threatening war. Yet that’s what President Trump did in his first address to the General Assembly. Mr. Trump’s performance had echoes of President George W. Bush’s infamous “axis of evil” … Continue reading

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