Criminal inquiry into Trump’s Georgia election interference gathers steam

5 October 2021. The Guardian – A criminal investigation into Trump’s 2 January call prodding Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to “just find” him 11,780 votes to block Joe Biden’s win in the state is making headway. The Georgia district attorney running the inquiry is now also sharing information with the House committee investigating the 6Continue reading “Criminal inquiry into Trump’s Georgia election interference gathers steam”

A coup in Africa is another quiet embarrassment for the US military’s most idealistic mission.

1 October 2021. Business Insider – For years, US troops have deployed around the world to train and advise foreign forces. These train-and-equip programs start with lofty goals, but they often fail and have unintended consequences. Robert Moore is a public policy advisor for Defense Priorities and former Capitol Hill staffer.

Who the K-shaped recovery is leavng behind.

21 September 2021. American Banker – The K-shaped recovery is shorthand for a pandemic-era economy in which Americans’ financial fates diverged. Many people in white-collar jobs fared quite well due to government stimulus payments, increased saving and a boom in the price of many assets, including homes, while many folks with service-sector jobs suffered.

Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic.

17 September 2021. Fox 5 New York – A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not just inmates and advocatesContinue reading “Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic.”

U.S. gymnasts testify about abuse by Larry Nassar: “We have been failed”

16 September 2021. CBS News – The nation’s most celebrated and decorated gymnasts offered harrowing testimony before senators on Wednesday about the sexual abuse they suffered by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, arguing the failure of institutions like the FBI to immediately investigate allegations of abuse allowed his misconduct to continue unanswered while the number ofContinue reading “U.S. gymnasts testify about abuse by Larry Nassar: “We have been failed””

Three ex-US intelligence officers admit hacking for UAE

16 September 2021. BBC News – US prosecutors said the men had agreed to pay $1.7m (£1.2m) to resolve charges of computer fraud, access device fraud and violating export controls. They worked for an unnamed UAE-based firm and allegedly hacked into servers, computers and phones around the world.