Category Archives: Governance

Seeming Failure to Curtail Fake News Twitter Sites Operating in 2016

We’ve posted this report in our Wake Me blog, but it also points to a core cybersecurity problem we all need to be aware of — via Seeming Failure to Curtail Fake News Sites Operating in 2016

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Plain Talk About How We Think About Our Largest Island Colony

I’m posting this in PottersWeal.com rather than Wake Me When We’re Great Again because Yarimar Bonilla’s op-ed in the Washington Post really addresses the issue of how the USA treats its colonies (and, to a lesser extent, how some US … Continue reading

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Washington Post: Central American Security Conference Scrapped amid U.S. Tensions with Guatemala, El Salvador

Another triumph of American diplomacy. Thanks Secretary Pompeo — https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/central-american-security-conference-scrapped-amid-tensions-with-guatemala-el-salvador/2018/09/07/03571c6c-b2fd-11e8-a810-4d6b627c3d5d_story.html National Security Central American security conference scrapped amid U.S. tensions with Guatemala, El Salvador Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, center, places a sash on Gen. Manuel Pineda Saravia, right, during the … Continue reading

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Deutsche Welle Online: Comment on Barbadian Debt as Typical Caribbean Small Island Problem

from the on-line English version of the paper at <http://www.dw.com/en/drowning-in-debt-barbados-predicament-offers-a-warning-for-small-island-nations/a-44245771&gt; [Just a minor caveat that there is no evidence that German financiers are necessarily balanced assessors of development options for oceanic small islands. . . . but they probably DO … Continue reading

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Among Real Problems Largely Ignored at an Important Forum

Lost in the static over Trump histrionics <from the Seychelles News site > — President of Seychelles shocks G7 meeting with photos of ocean trash Victoria, Seychelles | June 11, 2018, Monday @ 14:21 in National » GENERAL | By: … Continue reading

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The Boomers’ Fail

Ron Morgan called my attention to this profound critique of modern social/political deficits by David Brooks from the NY Times, May 29th. —————— The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite By David Brooks Opinion Columnist May 28, 2018 CreditBrian Snyder/Reuters … Continue reading

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Samuelson on Health

Some adult talk about solving the heath care standoff from the Sunday, April 30th, Washington Post OpEd pages, by economic guru Robert J. Samuelson: There’s a genuine solution to our health-care problem By Robert J. Samuelson          … Continue reading

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Ronan Farrow, Pulitzer Laureate

[I first saw Ronan Farrow when he was a noontime CNN News host (or whatever those talking faces are called) two or three years ago. At the time I thought he was a smarmy pretty-boy airhead. Apparently I was wrong, … Continue reading

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ISLANDS ADRIFT – Post Irma/Maria State-of-Preparedness of the Eastern Caribbean Islands

This report by BVI Beacon Editor Freeman Rogers and a team of reporters from the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) in Puerto Rico. Check the article at the link above for some excellent photography not shown in this text copy … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering: The Root of All Evil [NOT]

This deep analysis of gerrymandering, from a joint study by “FiveThirtyEight” and the “Cook Political Report” is from Dan Balz’s The Sunday Take political analysis column in the Washington Post. Gerrymandering is the root of all political evil. Or is it?  … Continue reading

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