Alvy Pulido

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‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Steve Bannon

What to Know about Auto Lease Takeovers

There are usually three reasons people want to get out of a car lease early. A financial situation could have changed, making payments difficult. Or maybe there was a move to a city, and a car is no longer needed. Most people just want a new vehicle. “There’s a honeymoon period with a new car,” …

World War II carrier “Lady Lex” found 2 miles under sea by Allen expedition

Scuttled after fire in first carrier v. carrier battle, Lexington rests out of human reach.<p>Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has put his money …

“Dig Once” rule requiring fiber deployment is finally set to become US law

Dig Once mandates fiber conduit installation in government-funded road projects.<p>A simple policy that could speed up fiber Internet deployment …

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

International sanctions during the Ukrainian crisis

<b>International sanctions</b> were imposed <b>during the Ukrainian crisis</b> by a large number of countries against Russia, Ukraine and Crimea following the …

Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction

Will President Trump’s assault on the norms underpinning constitutional democracy permanently alter American political life?<p>On a daily basis, Trump tests the willingness of the public to accept a president who lies as a matter of routine. So far, Trump has persuaded a large swath of America to …

It’s Too Early to Celebrate the Survival of American Democracy

It’s been one year since the election of Donald Trump as president and, despite his questionable commitment to the country’s political traditions, …

Hannah Arendt: From an Interview

<i>Hannah Arendt made the comments that follow in 1974 during an interview with the French writer Roger Errera</i>.<p>Totalitarianism<p>Totalitarianism begins in …

Why the world is turning to Hannah Arendt to explain Trump

George Orwell's "1984" is not the only classic that's celebrating a comeback. Hannah Arendt's philosophical essay "The Origins of Totalitarianism" …

Donald Trump

The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider

Gaps between Republicans and Democrats over racial discrimination, immigration and poverty assistance have widened considerably in recent years.

The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

President Trump has single-handedly done more to undermine the basic tenets of American democracy than any foreign agent or foreign propaganda campaign could.<p>“Trump is a political weapon of mass self-destruction for American democracy — for its norms, for its morality, for sheer human decency,” …

Political Science

The Death of Beautiful Rendition and 3D Pop on Modern Lenses

With the release of high-quality modern lenses that are made to satisfy our insatiable appetite for sharpness, it seems that they also come with a …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Creativity

The professor who correctly predicted decades of US elections explains how Democrats can win 2020

It’s been a heartening week for Democrats. Across the US this election season, Democratic candidates reaped the benefits of voter revulsion against the incompetence and excesses of Donald Trump.<p>But Democrats cannot count on anti-Trumpism alone to carry the party to victory in the 2018 midterm …

Democratic Party

Net States Rule the World; We Need to Recognize Their Power

“We reject: kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code.” So declared MIT professor David D. Clark in 1992. …

Russia hackers pursued Putin foes, not just US Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't just Hillary Clinton's emails they went after.<p>The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election last year had ambitions that stretched across the globe, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands …

ZEN BUDDHISM | Zen Concepts | Mushin

Phenomena are not different from emptiness, emptiness is not different from phenomena.<p>Mushin<p>Mushin is the essence of Zen and Japanese martial arts. …

This Is What the Trump Abyss Looks Like

The past week was another watershed, it seems to me, in the rising power of Donald Trump. Flake is quitting; Corker is retiring; McCain is mortal. …

Demanding a Bachelor’s Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb

Ever wonder why employers demand advanced credentials for jobs that don’t seem to require them? So did Joseph Fuller, a professor of management …

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

The iPhone Didn't Emerge From Nothing. Here's What Came Before It

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs stood on the MacWorld stage in his jeans and a black turtleneck. “Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes …

Coming Home to a Shipping Container

Tim Steele stood outside a pair of orange shipping containers on a hillside about two hours northwest of New York City. The large metal cargo door swung wide to reveal a small mudroom inside the corrugated walls, and beyond that an expansive living room, kitchen and small bathroom. Several tall …

Why Texas Is No Longer Feeling Miraculous

AUSTIN, Tex. — Call it the season of Texas’ discontent. Of course there was Hurricane Harvey, which blasted the coastline, leaving cities flooded and an estimated $180 billion in damage. But Harvey is just the headline.<p>There’s also the dysfunctional, ideologically driven State Legislature, which …

Why Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Vietnam War PBS documentary took 10 years to make | The Washington Post

Published on September 18, 2017<p>When you make plans to watch a Ken Burns documentary, you often have to clear out a lot of DVR space: 11 hours for “The Civil War,” 14 hours for “The Roosevelts” and, starting on Sept. 17, 18 hours for “The Vietnam War.”<p>But as sprawling as these series can be — “The …

Vietnam

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed 'The Vietnam War' together. Why is only one of them famous? | The Washington Post

Published on September 21, 2017<p>There is a distinctive style to a Ken Burns documentary — the camera’s smooth movement over black-and-white photographs, an interview subject whose eyes seem to be gazing beyond the camera into the past, the lilt of a fiddle or the blare of a trumpet. But no matter …

Vietnam

Meet the man behind Audi's Le Mans race-winning engines

Ulrich Baretzky knows racing. The head of engine development at Audi Sport has worked on some of the most successful endurance racing machines ever …

Le Mans

Why do we yawn? It could mean you're 'highly aroused'

There is something you do when you’re tired, aroused, bored, or even hungry, but nobody completely understands why. Get your mind out of the gutter, …

Neurology

The millennial left’s war against liberalism

The left is back — and millennials are leading the way. “Socialism” was the most searched word on the Merriam-Webster website in 2015, and a 2016 poll showed that 43 percent of Iowa Democrats described themselves as “socialists.” Despite the setback of President Trump’s electoral victory, the left …

Why The Vietnam War Is Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Most Ambitious Project Yet

The filmmakers will bring their latest documentary epic, more than a decade in the making, to PBS in September. The pair did their best to avoid tired tropes by interviewing those with firsthand accounts, from Vietcong guerrilla fighters to Army deserters.<p>Will there ever be a “right” time for …