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  • Refocusing Russiagate

    March 30, 2017

    David Burress

    Members of Congress pushing the investigation of Russia’s interference with the 2016 election are leaving the highly unfortunate impression that Russiagate hinges on finding a smoking-gun quid-pro-quo such that Trump traded promises of a favorable Russian policy after the election in turn for Russian help during the election. If true, I grant that would be ...

  • Driving Tip

    March 29, 2017

    David Burress

    Johns Hopkins researchers driving with windows rolled down found the air in their cars–and the surfaces of beverage containers–heavily infected with antibiotic-resistant enterococci after following poultry trucks. If you ever suffer the misfortune of riding in a car behind a farm animal transport truck, make sure your windows are rolled up (but aren’t they always ...

  • Responding to ACA Sabotage

    March 27, 2017

    David Burress

    The new GOP plan is to “let ACA fail,” which means destroying it from within. There are many small to medium technical changes they can impose to that effect. especially but not only with respect to funding. Trump has already begun that by stopping advertisements for the ACA exchange (so people won’t know their rights) ...

  • Formalization of Trump Inc.

    March 27, 2017

    David Burress

    Is Ivanka planning to open a display showcase in the White House, or will her office be limited to finance, marketing, and industrial espionage?   Her security clearance will come in handy for the last-mentioned activity.   What’s interesting about Ivanka’s role is the absence of any real pretense that she has a non-commercial role. The planned merger of ...