Establishment Dems Launch Smear Campaign Against Young Trans Woman (Trevin)
Since announcing her candidacy for the US Senate last weekend, Chelsea Manning has weathered online attacks by Democrats calling her a “tool of the Kremlin” and a “Russian asset.” Her elderly white male primary opponent’s crowning achievement was “a bill that would have made it a felony to support a boycott of Israel.”
The New Nuclear Age (Dan)
Obama sought to minimize the size of nuclear weapons so they would be easier to use. Trump is expanding that idea in a scary way.
City-Owned Internet Services: Cheaper and More Transparent Pricing (Jimmy)
The author writes, “Municipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private Internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from Harvard University researchers found.”
US Lawmakers Ask Intel, Others for Briefing on Chip Flaws (Jimmy)
The author writes, “A Democratic US lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.”
How Democrats Helped Save George W. Bush (Reader Steve)
Democrats recently endured a lot of flak from the left after voting to extend mass surveillance under President Trump. Their approval essentially gives contentious domestic and international spy powers to a president they believe is inherently corrupt and mentally unstable. But that isn’t the first time they approved surveillance power for an unpopular Republican executive.