Category Archives: David Lindsay

How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending- Not Tariffs – by Farhad Manjoo – NYT

One program, Made in China 2025, outlines a road map for China to become a world leader in advanced manufacturing (things like robotics, aircraft and machine tools). Another plan calls for China to achieve dominance in artificial intelligence. Based on … Continue reading

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How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India – By Vindu Goel, Suhasini Raj and Priyadarshini Ravichandran – NYT

In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April. One of the first to be killed was a 65-year-old woman named Rukmani. She and four family … Continue reading

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Critics of Trump Have a New Word in Their Vocabulary: Treason – By Peter Baker – NYT

By Peter Baker July 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan spent a career in the Central Intelligence Agency defending the United States against its enemies. For decades, that meant terrorists, rogue regimes or the Russians. For him now, it … Continue reading

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Croatia Digs Deeper- Burying England’s World Cup Dreams – By RORY SMITH – NYT

MOSCOW — Their legs had stopped working long before the end. Their muscles ached, their lungs heaved, their bodies creaked and groaned. Croatia’s players had hit their limits and traveled beyond them, yet again; they had drained themselves of adrenaline; … Continue reading

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Germany’s Europe-Shaking Political Crisis Over Migrants Explained – The New York Times

By Max Fisher and Katrin Bennhold July 3, 2018 88 The near political breakdown in Germany marks the beginning of the end for the European experiment, for an era of openness toward refugees and migrants in the West, and for … Continue reading

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Opinion | What Did the Romans Ever Do for Us? – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“But I find myself thinking, not about the fall of the Republic, but about the Pax Romana that came after — the two-plus centuries of stability that followed Augustus. Believe it or not, I think that era does have some … Continue reading

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Opinion | Personalism: The Philosophy We Need – by David Brooks – NYT

“One of the lessons of a life in journalism is that people are always way more complicated than you think. We talk in shorthand about “Trump voters” or “social justice warriors,” but when you actually meet people they defy categories. … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Device Partnerships Explained – The New York Times

Facebook has said that some of the device partners store Facebook users’ — and their friends’ — data on their own servers. But Facebook has also said that regardless of where the information is stored, its partners are bound by … Continue reading

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Opinion | Sounding Code Red: Electing the Trump Resistance – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

With the primary season winding down and the midterms soon upon us, it’s time to point out that this election is not about what you may think it’s about. It is not a choice between the particular basket of policies … Continue reading

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Opinion | Robert Mueller- You’re Starting to Scare Me – by Frank Bruni – NYT

Imagine for a moment that Robert Mueller was never pressed into service as a special counsel and wasn’t a household name. Imagine that there had never been any prompt for his investigation — that Donald Trump hadn’t blown all those … Continue reading

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