Russian Troll Efforts Extended To Standing Rock

23 Oct , 2017 Politics

Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally in New York earlier this year. Afp / AFP / Getty Images The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, were sacred for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. But for Russian trolls, the protests were another opportunity to sow […]

America, armed and dangerous

22 Oct , 2017 Politics

Would tighter gun control laws reduce America’s unparalleled levels of gun violence? Here’s everything you need to know: How severe is the problem? It’s worse than in any other nation in the civilized world. Every day, an average of 300 Americans are shot. There were 36,252 firearm deaths in the U.S. in 2015 — including […]

DNC Warns State Parties On Cybersecurity: Be Better

21 Oct , 2017 Politics

DNC chief technology officer Raffi Krikorian last year when he was with Uber. Alex Brandon / AP LAS VEGAS — When Democratic state chairs gathered here in Las Vegas, they were met with a stern warning from the party’s new chief technology officer: When it comes to cybersecurity, Raffi Krikorian told them in a meeting, […]

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20 Oct , 2017 Politics

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John Kasich Is Meeting With Foreign Policy Experts And Keeping His 2020 Options Open

20 Oct , 2017 Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Mark Wilson / Getty Images John Kasich is taking a subtle but significant step toward a possible 2020 presidential campaign. The Republican governor of Ohio met privately Thursday with several national security and foreign policy experts, several sources familiar with Kasich’s moves told BuzzFeed News. […]