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    Russian Money in Silicon Valley
    Nov09

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley

    A new trove of leaked documents, the so-called Paradise Papers, have revealed that Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman with extensive investments in Silicon Valley, used funds from two Kremlin-controlled—and now U.S.-sanctioned—banks to make large investments in Facebook and Twitter. Both stakes have been sold off, but Milner’s path to...

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People
    Nov09

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People

    Along with jet packs and hover boards, a machine to translate from any language to any other is so appealing as a fantasy that people are willing to overlook clunky prototypes as long as they can retain the belief that the future promised by science fiction has, at last, arrived. One particularly clunky subspecies of the universal language...

    The Atlantic Daily: Evolve and Unify
    Nov08

    The Atlantic Daily: Evolve and Unify

    What We’re FollowingElection Ups and Downs: Newly released Congressional testimony from Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide, reveals an extensive, complex, and at times contradictory web of connections between Page and Russia. Meanwhile, turning to this year’s campaign, Democrat Ralph Northam is facing off against President...

    A Collection of Lenins, on the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
    Nov07

    A Collection of Lenins, on the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

    Russia is marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution on November 7, 2017. Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace, in the second of two revolutions in 1917, which, combined, ended Tsarist rule and set the stage for the creation of the Soviet Union. Lenin died in 1924, but his legacy and image have lived on...

    Trump Didn’t Tell the Truth About Russia
    Nov03

    Trump Didn’t Tell the Truth About Russia

    Shortly after Donald Trump was inaugurated, he gave a press conference in which he addressed subjects including the probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Americans should go back and reflect on the remarks that he delivered. They constitute a betrayal of leadership more serious than most realized at the time.When Trump spoke, the...

    Trump Didn’t Tell the Truth About Russia
    Nov03

    Trump Didn’t Tell the Truth About Russia

    Shortly after Donald Trump was inaugurated, he gave a press conference in which he addressed subjects including the probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Americans should go back and reflect on the remarks that he delivered. They constitute a betrayal of leadership more serious than most realized at the time.When Trump spoke, the...

    How the Manafort Indictment Gave Bite to a Toothless Law
    Oct31

    How the Manafort Indictment Gave Bite to a Toothless Law

    The indictment of Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on Monday is, among many other things, the most significant prosecution of a Foreign Agents Registration Act violation ever.Manafort and Gates have been charged with a litany of federal crimes including conspiracy against the United States and tax fraud. They’re also...

    Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started
    Oct30

    Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started

    With the release of his first indictments and a surprise plea deal on Monday morning, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sketched a partial outline of his team’s investigation into Russian electoral meddling and took control of a news narrative that had been increasingly dominated by his conservative critics.Legal experts said the court filings...

    ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween
    Oct30

    ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween

    On the eve of this year’s traditional All Hallows’ Eve, a collection of spooky, scary, (and fun) images from recent haunted houses, zombie walks, Halloween parties, and more. Today’s photographs come to us from Chile, England, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Bolivia, Singapore, and across the U.S. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween
    Oct30

    ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween

    On the eve of this year’s traditional All Hallows’ Eve, a collection of spooky, scary, (and fun) images from recent haunted houses, zombie walks, Halloween parties, and more. Today’s photographs come to us from Chile, England, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Bolivia, Singapore, and across the U.S. …read more Source: The...

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