Two more fragments of information about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. One identifies another Trump advisor with business ties, and the other says, without showing clearly, that Trump’s strategy toward Ukraine changed after Paul Manafort came on board his campaign. Thin stuff. Read More
Donald Trump news continues to take all the oxygen. But there’s other stuff included below the fold.
It’s the anniversary of dropping the first atom bomb used in war on Hiroshima, Japan. Read More
The anniversaries of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9) are coming up. Peace organizations are planning observances. But we’re not hearing much about them, because Donald Trump and the possibility of his little hands on the nuclear button are getting all the attention. And maybe that’s the most meaningful observance this year. Read More
While the campaigns for the US presidency continue, other things are happening. Read More
The last couple of weeks have been difficult. I’ve written some things but felt they weren’t appropriate for right now. I’ll publish them as I think the time is right. For now, here are some other people’s writing. Read More
Let’s resolve to stop assuming the worst of each other in 2016. Will McCants is talking about Muslims and others, but that’s a good admonition for all sorts of relationships.
I love Ilya Repin’s work. His “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmet IV of Turkey” (above) is just wonderful. Look at the expressions on those faces. Exactly the way I imagine some people, and sometimes feel, on the internet. The only thing that could make it better would be to include women, which was not a thing in his time. Read More
When I’m doing science, I’ve found it’s important to pay attention to the things that seem odd, out of line with expectations. Here are some things about Vladimir Putin, disconnected, no patterns implied, no conclusions drawn, that have seemed odd to me lately. Read More