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Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news? | News | The Guardian
We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? By via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
How Did the Climate Apocalypse Become Old News?
There has been a lot of burning lately. Last week, wildfires broke out in the Arctic Circle, where temperatures reached almost 90 degrees; they are still roiling northern Sweden, 21 of them. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Russian hackers accessed US electric utilities' control rooms - CNET
Hackers working for Russia were able to gain access to the control rooms of US electric utilities last year where they could have caused blackouts, federal officials tell the Wall Street Journal. via Pocket
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Michael Cohen Releases Tape of Trump Discussing Hush Money for Playboy Model - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, escalated his dispute with the president on Tuesday by releasing a secret recording of a conversation in which Mr. via Pocket
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Paul Manafort Trial: Manafort Dunks Lawyer Note in Coffee - The Atlantic
Paul Manafort lumbered into the courtroom, his movements as stiff as you would expect of a man who now sleeps on a concrete bed. Over the years, Manafort constantly explored novel methods for preserving his youth, for tending to the details of his a…
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Putin’s Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates - Bloomberg
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump last week set off a chorus of warnings -- some of them only half in jest -- that the World Cup souvenir could be bugged. via Pocket
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Michael Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump Discussing Payoff to Playboy Model - Towleroad Gay News
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded at least one conversation with Donald Trump two months before the election in which he discussed payoffs to Stormy Daniels with the then candidate. The recording was swept up as part of the FBI rai…
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13 days ago by evansthompson
Trump slowly starts to realize his North Korea gambit is failing | MSNBC
Publicly, Donald Trump pretends his policy toward North Korea is a historic success. The Republican president has assured the American public that he’s “solved” the problem posed by the rogue nuclear state, to the point that North Korea is no longer…
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13 days ago by evansthompson
Trump's adult sons are costing taxpayers a fortune as they gallivant around the world doing private business deals
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. cost taxpayers $250 000 in one month of travel last year in Dubai. The information was gathered by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) using Secret Service documents that the Freedom of Informati…
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23 days ago by evansthompson
Trump Weighs Stripping Security Clearances From Officials Who Criticized Him - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened on Monday to strip the security clearances of top former officials who criticized his refusal to confront Russia over its election interference, signaling a willingness to use the powers of the presidency to r…
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23 days ago by evansthompson
Secret Service agent traveling with Trump dies in Scotland
Since President Trump took office, the secret service has spent almost $150,000 on golf cart rentals. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Trump arrived in Scotland Friday evening to massive crowds of protesters. via Pocket
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25 days ago by evansthompson
A 64-year-old put his life savings in his carry-on. U.S. Customs took it without charging him with a crime. - The Washington Post
A 64-year-old Cleveland man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed th…
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
In 1948, Palestinians lost land. But not to Israel. - The Washington Post
The May 9 The World article “A modest opening for new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem” described what the Palestinians call the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as the anniversary of the date on which Palestinians “lost their land when the Israeli state was creat…
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
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