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Trump’s lack of cyber leader may make U.S. vulnerable

Experts and lawmakers worry the nation is rudderless on the vital issue of cybersecurity.<p>The absence of senior cybersecurity leaders in President Donald Trump's administration may be leaving the United States more vulnerable to digital warfare and less prepared for attacks on election systems, …

Cybersecurity

DHS and FBI detail how Russia is hacking into U.S. nuclear facilities and other critical infrastructure

With a joint alert from the FBI and DHS, the Trump administration has formally accused the Russian government of a “multi-stage intrusion campaign” targeting the U.S. energy grid for the first time. The alert provides some specifics about an emerging threat that could translate a cyberattack into …

20 Books to Read This Summer

Summer's Must-Read Books

20 Notoriously Underrated Writers You Should Be Reading

What makes an author underrated? Well, there’s an argument to be made that most literary writers are—by virtue of the fact that these days they are …

On The Deficit, GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers

To say we’re all being played by House and Senate Republicans and the Trump administration when it comes to the deficit is my polite way of saying that the GOP is operating the federal equivalent of a huge budget bunco game.<p>Think of it as three-card monte with you betting billions on which card is …

Man Booker Prize 2017: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2017 – the UK’s most prestigious literary honour – was revealed earlier today. First handed out in 1969, the …

Books

Terry's Tips: How to Bind Any Angle

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?

Note: this is actually version 3.1 of The Chart. I made some minor changes from version 3.0, explained here: …

Journalism

The Irish Famine

The Irish catastrophe<p>The Great Famine in Ireland began as a natural catastrophe of extraordinary magnitude, but its effects were severely worsened by the actions and inactions of the Whig government, headed by Lord John Russell in the crucial years from 1846 to 1852.<p>Altogether, about a million …

Laissez-Faire

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

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Heather Heyer Was The Alt-Right's Worst Nightmare

There's a reason the far right has attacked Heyer's memory so viciously.<p>The neo-Nazis at the Daily Stormer have nothing nice to say about Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old paralegal who was killed by a white supremacist protester in Charlottesville last weekend.<p>Andrew Anglin, the editor of the Daily …

Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.<p>Many Americans responded to this …

Rights & Freedoms

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017

Drawn from the 14,000+ titles in PW's Fall Announcements issue, we asked our reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Fall 2017. …

Workshop Wednesday: How to Bind a Quilt

<b>“Bind the quilt to finish.”</b>a pieced scrappy bindingThat simple instruction, which ends almost every quilt pattern ever written, refers to a step in …

Straight line quilting

For long lines – it is not easy keeping that line straight. There is a skill involved in creating those straight lines even when using a guide. I …

This Is The Hourly Wage You Need To Afford A 2-Bedroom Apartment Around The U.S.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released its annual housing report "Out of Reach" earlier this month. The organization calculated the hourly wage a resident would need to earn to afford a moderate, two-bedroom apartment -- and the outlook is grim. The report found that a person earning …

Supreme Court Targets Rigged System of Redistricting

In agreeing to hear the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, we can only hope the high court—um, that is to say, Anthony Kennedy—has decided it’s time to …

Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun from Oregon to South Carolina. During this period …

This explains why there are so few Republican women in Congress

The all-male group of Republican senators working to craft a compromise health-care bill has created a public relations problem for the GOP. With no women among the 13 lawmakers chosen by the leadership, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been criticized for a lack of gender …

House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top House Democrats are questioning whether Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to federal security …

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