Nicholes Schauer

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The U.S. Navy is Screwed

In May, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley appeared before a Senate Defense …

A Naval Blockade Is the Best Option to Cut Off North Korea

The new UN sanctions are too weak, but they could be a first step in ending illegal trade by sea.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is fixated on obtaining a serious nuclear arsenal, and continues to thumb his nose at the U.S. and other world powers. The latest round of United Nations Security Council …

North Korea

Could 'Zapad' be a Trojan horse?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the past several months, Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed anxiety over the large-scale Russian military exercise known as "Zapad," or "West," slated to begin in mid-September and to engage virtually every element of Russian forces. In late July, Lt. Gen. Ben …

The iPhone X is a thing of beauty, but I wonder about its true value. We’re putting ourselves at the mercy of systems we barely understand<p>It was just before 10am, Pacific time, on Tuesday, and as the crowd gathered at the new Steve Jobs Theatre in California for the launch of Apple’s latest …

Mobile Technology

Why don't facts matter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> At a time when polarization is at its peak and truth is a four-letter word, the question on everyone's minds is: Why does evidence seem to have little influence on people's beliefs, and what can be done?<p>How is it that citing clear evidence of a human role in global warming fails to persuade …

Psychology

Don't Rebuild The Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma devastated large portions of the Florida Keys—the 100-mile ribbon of low lying narrow islands connected by bridges to south Florida. The Keys, dense with tourist resorts and beachfront properties, took the full punch of the storm when it first landed as a category 4 hurricane. It is …

Rainfall

When Trump claimed that millions ‘voted illegally’ in 2016, it laid the groundwork for a voter commission that looks set to restrict rights to minorities<p>Of the hundreds of whoppers that President Trump has told since his election, an early one remains the most toxic. In days following his electoral …

Government

What are journalists for in the age of Trump?

From the Uncharted Festival of Ideas in Berkeley, Jay Rosen in conversation with Kathy Kiely<p>The shortcomings of traditional political journalism have been visible for some time. But the unprecedented presidency of Donald Trump has graphically exposed journalism’s weaknesses. In 2016, before the …