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    Can Mike Pence’s Denial of Reality Work for Him?
    Oct05

    Can Mike Pence’s Denial of Reality Work for Him?

    Life moves pretty fast, Ferris Bueller observed, and had he been a pundit, he might have added that narratives move even faster. It was just Tuesday night that Mike Pence was being declared the obvious winner of the vice-presidential debate. Scarcely 12 hours later, the story of the day is the huge gulf between what Pence said about Trump and...

    Pence Upstages Trump
    Oct05

    Pence Upstages Trump

    For a summit derided as a showdown between two affable boring suits, Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate turned out to be an acrimonious affair. If this was a pair of dads, they were the type who get into near fist-fights on the sidelines of Pop Warner games, not the friendly ones who cheer for both teams.Mike Pence, the Republican...

    The Atlantic Daily: Eyes Wide Open
    Oct01

    The Atlantic Daily: Eyes Wide Open

    What We’re FollowingJust In: Police in El Cajon, California, have released a bystander’s video of the fatal shooting of a man who pointed a vaping device at officers last week. Over in Louisiana, a court released body-camera footage of a car chase in which a 6-year-old boy was killed after two officers, unaware that the child was...

    ‘No Monument Stands Over Babi Yar’
    Sep30

    ‘No Monument Stands Over Babi Yar’

    KIEV—The soil of Babi Yar is the color of pulverized ashes, its sooty gray and green landscape interrupted by the occasional trash heap. The sprawling park, just a few metro stops away from Kiev’s city center, was once dubbed “Kiev’s Switzerland” for its seemingly placid, plunging landscape.But Babi Yar’s history is not one of...

    A Japanese Phone Line to Nowhere and Nowhere to Go in Aleppo: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Sep30

    A Japanese Phone Line to Nowhere and Nowhere to Go in Aleppo: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    One Last Thing Before I Go Miki Meek | This American Life Producer Miki Meek tells the story of a phone booth in Japan that attracts thousands of people who lost loved ones in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. A Japanese TV crew from NHK Sendai filmed people inside the phone booth, whose phone is not connected to anything at all.* * *Young Rural...

    Who Shot Down Flight MH17?
    Sep28

    Who Shot Down Flight MH17?

    NEWS BRIEF The Dutch-led team investigating the crash in 2014 of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine says the missile that struck the plane was fired from territory held by Russia-backed rebels, according to the relatives of those onboard. BREAKING: Victims’ relatives: Dutch-led probe finds missile that downed Malaysian jet...

    The Dangers of the Putin-Trump Relationship
    Sep21

    The Dangers of the Putin-Trump Relationship

    Rob Glaser is one of the leading left-of-center campaign donors in America. With a fortune gained as an early employee at Microsoft and then as founder of RealNetworks, Glaser has backed causes including the Democracy Alliance and the early political career of Barack Obama. In this current cycle, Glaser is funding a new kind of political effort:...

    Vladimir Putin’s Big Win
    Sep19

    Vladimir Putin’s Big Win

    NEWS BRIEF Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won a huge victory in the country’s parliamentary election Sunday, but voter turnout was low compared to the last election four years ago.More than 90 percent of votes were counted by Monday morning, and Putin’s party had won 54 percent of the vote in elections...

    The Separatists’ Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Sep14

    The Separatists’ Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    NEWS BRIEF Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire Tuesday, the first to be proposed by rebel groups since violent conflict began in that country in 2014.Alexander Zakharchenko, a Ukrainian separatist leader and the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, told Russian television the...

    How Long Until Hackers Start Faking Leaked Documents?
    Sep13

    How Long Until Hackers Start Faking Leaked Documents?

    In the past few years, the devastating effects of hackers breaking into an organization’s network, stealing confidential data, and publishing everything have been made clear. It happened to the Democratic National Committee, to Sony, to the National Security Agency, to the cyber-arms weapons manufacturer Hacking Team, to the online adultery...

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