Sarah Dorman

26 Added | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 3 Followers | @aikidorat | Keep up with Sarah Dorman on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sarah Dorman”

Winner of Google Play Player's Choice Award!

Google Play

Attacking Syria Is the Least Popular Intervention Idea in Recent Memory

But it would probably get significantly more popular if Obama actually orders a strike.<p>It's often said that the U.S. military is perpetually fighting the last war -- and the backlash against President Obama's plan for strikes has shown just how menacingly Iraq looms in the American consciousness. …

The Biggest Myth Of The Syrian War Is That The Rebels Are Dominated By al Qaeda

It is a claim Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made over and over during the 29-month conflict.<p>But the notion that the Syrian opposition is dominated by al Qaeda is a myth.<p>"They have a presence, and they've captured some territory. But [al Qaeda fighters are] in the minority," Major Issam …

Middle East

Trendnet ruling heralds crackdown on insecure home webcams

<b>A company whose home cameras were hacked, causing privacy intrusions for hundreds of people, has been admonished by the US Federal Trade Commission.</b><p>The FTC scolded manufacturer Trendnet for the weaknesses that meant supposedly private video feeds were in fact viewable by anyone online.<p>The company …

Privacy

Divided G20 discusses Syria crisis in St Petersburg

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1007000/1007932_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522293657_5eff0e08522ab8b017dad64c6fd0e1db<p><b>World leaders are locked in a divisive debate over Syria, at the end of the first day of the G20 summit in Russia.</b><p>Opening the summit, Russian …

Middle East

PUTIN: Snowden Is A 'Strange Guy' Who Is In For A Tough Life

"You know, I sometimes thought about him, he is a strange guy," ex-KGB spy Putin said in an interview with state-run Channel One television.<p>"How is he going to build his life? In effect, he condemned himself to a rather difficult life. I do not have the faintest idea about what he will do next," …

Russia

Republicans in California: Terminal, or showing signs of life?

The California Republican Party, long given up for dead, is showing surprising signs of life.<p>The last two decades have marked a slow, steady decline for a party that once yielded such national figures as Earl Warren,<p>Richard NixonandRonald Reagan. Its registration rolls have fallen substantially. …

Is the NYPD Worse Than the NSA?

New details about innocent Americans targeted for surveillance by undercover officers.<p>The surveillance debate triggered by Edward Snowden's leaks frequently features government spokespeople assuring Americans that the authorities aren't targeting us with their spying activities. Implicit is the …

Forget impeachment, this is the really alarming GOP threat

Impeachment and government shutdown are empty threats. But top Republican Tom Coburn is now proposing economic ruin<p>Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., made headlines last week for entertaining the idea, at a meeting with constituents, that President Obama might be impeachable.<p>But it's what he said about the …

Obama, Assad, and the Credibility Game

Pres­id­ent Obama, cri­ti­cized for delay­ing a pun­it­ive mil­it­ary re­sponse in Syr­ia, in­dic­ated on Sunday that some kind of ac­tion against …

Kerry Clears Benghazi Officials Clinton Punished

Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton after the …

The Defund Obamacare Movement Falls on Hard Times

The GOP drive to de­fund Obama­care is leak­ing oil.<p>From the lead­ers of the GOP es­tab­lish­ment to usu­al tea-party al­lies, a grow­ing num­ber of …

ECONOMIST: Bonds Are Getting Crushed Due To Fears Of Larry Summers

The big story in markets this past week was not on the equity side of things but in the interest rate realm.<p>The yield on 30-year and 10-year US Treasuries hit new multi-year highs, continuing this year's theme of higher rates.<p>Here, via Bloomberg, is a one-week look at the yield on the US 10-year …

Markets