29 April 2017

Drying up

Wired has an article in the May 2017 issue about the lack of water (and the resulting 'water mafia') in Bangalore, India, caused by climate change and the influx of people staffing off-shore call centers for big American companies like Oracle, Dell, IBM, and GE...

The song in Rico's head

The Beatles, of course:

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Trump now agrees with the majority of Americans: he wasn’t ready to be President

From The Washington Post:


Rico says NOW he admits it...

Trump’s worst deal

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A Hundred Days of Trump

From The NewYorker, an editorial by Michael Luo, editor of newyorker.com, about Trump:
For those whose task it has been to report on, probe, or just make sense of the most unorthodox Presidency in American history, it has been a manic hundred days. The primary daily chroniclers of the Trump Administration for The New Yorker, John Cassidy, Amy Davidson, and Ryan Lizza, have collectively written more than a hundred columns during that span. Read together, they are a diary of this Administration's alarming edicts, stumbling policy reversals, disquieting personnel decisions, frequent tantrums, and bumbling incompetence. It is an exhausting and terrifying litany.
The riddle is whether the Trump Administration will, in the end, lurch toward something resembling the ordinary or if it will persist as the reality-show Presidency. Shock-value nonsense is survivable; the danger is that the drama will turn darker. There is also the question of what will become of the resistance to this Presidency, which The New Yorker has endeavored to narrate as well. Marches, with their throngs, are thrilling, but the prospects for channelling that energy into votes and, ultimately, a lasting movement feel just as uncertain as the prognosis for this Administration.
Here is a look back at some of the stories from The New Yorker that charted this tumultuous passage we have travelled together since the Inauguration:
Illustrations by Tom Bachtell

A Hundred Days In

The Political Scene

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

The D.N.C. hacks, many analysts believe, were just a skirmish in a larger war against Western institutions and alliances.
Annals of Diplomacy

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

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Sunayana Dumala at the funeral of her husband, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was murdered last month as part of a hate crime in Kansas.
News Desk

Being Indian in Trump's America


Last Hope Island by bestselling author Lynne Olson…

In her 2009 self-help book,
Jia Tolentino

Ivanka Trump's Terrible Book Helps Explain the Trump-Family Ethos

The Trump Tower Baku never opened. Trump partnered with an Azerbaijani family that U.S. officials called notoriously unethical.
A Reporter at Large

Donald Trump's Worst Deal

Letter from Washington

Michael Flynn, General Chaos

In an interview with the Associated Press this weekend, President Trump returned, again and again, to what might be called the mood music of his world, and his ability to call the tune.
Amy Davidson

Donald Trump's Unintelligible Presidency

Daily Shouts

A Hundred Days of Humor

Culture Desk

Donald Trump in Cartoons




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