On this Day: The three major television networks began airing the US Senate Watergate hearings on May 17, 1973. The Senate had previously voted 77-to-0 to establish the select committee to investigate the scandal. About these photos: President Richard Nixon. US Senate Watergate hearings. From left to right: minority counsel Fred Thompson, ranking member Howard Baker, and chair Sam Ervin of the Senate Watergate Committee, 1973. Watergate complex. Photo credit: Warren K. Leffler / US News & World Report / Wikimedia, Sam Ervin Library / Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) and Indutiomarus / Wikimedia

Is N. Korea Behind Global Cyber Attacks?

Dutch Documentary Investigates Trump’s Russian Ties ; Chomsky on Wealth and Power ...and More Picks

Dutch Documentary Investigates Trump’s Russian Ties ; Chomsky on Wealth and Power ...and More Picks for 5/17

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Trump’s Bodyguard/Operations Chief Reveals Cell Number of Defense Sec. (DH)

Keith Schiller, President Trump’s Director of Oval Office Operations, accidentally displayed a note exposing the cellphone number of Defense Secretary James Mattis in a publicity photo. Schiller is the President’s long time bodyguard, known for roughing up protesters and delivering the pink slip to FBI Director Comey.

Is North Korea Behind the Global Cyber Attack? (Milicent)

Because of the software codes involved, a Google security researcher suspects the same North Korean group that hacked Sony Pictures and the Bangladeshi bank is behind the latest cyber-attack.

Dutch Documentary Investigates Trump’s Russian Mob Ties (Trevin)

The film examines the president’s Russia connections, dating back to his first Russian visit in the 1980s.

Trust Your Eyes, Not Your Brain (Milicent)

German scientists have shown that, when images are ambiguous, your brain will make assumptions and fill in blanks, rather than pay attention to what you actually see.

Noam Chomsky on Wealth and Power (Jimmy)

An excerpt from Noam Chomsky’s latest book, Requiem for the American Dream: The Ten Principles of Wealth and Power. He writes, “That’s essentially neoliberalism. It has this dual character, which goes right back in economic history. One set of rules for the rich. Opposite set of rules for the poor.”

Cartoons Can Be More Persuasive Than Photographs (Milicent)

Want to change behavior? Go here to see why cartoons are so powerful in getting a message across.


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