Congratulating Putin was not the most important thing said on a call President Trump made to Russian President Vladimir Putin:
“President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers Tuesday when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” according to officials familiar with the call.”
“Trump’s National Security Advisers Warned Him Not To Congratulate Putin. He Did It Anyway” | The Washington Post | Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey | 03/20/2018
Rather, it was mentioning that he and Putin would meet soon to “discuss the arms race”:
Continue reading “What Arms Race?”
At some point in 2017 I noticed Fox News posting and airing stories about female teachers having sex with male students.
Someone at The New York Times noticed this as well:
Continue reading “Don’t Stand So Close To Her”
It’s easy to see the retirement crisis as an economic issue of which money is the measure of well-being.
“So now, at 76, [Roberta] earns $915 a month through Social Security and through Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, a program for low-income seniors. Her rent, which she has had to cover solo since her roommate died in August, is $1,040 a month. She’s been taking on credit-card debt to cover the gap, and to pay for utilities, food, and other essentials. She often goes to a church food bank for supplies.
More and more older people are finding themselves in a similar situation as Baby Boomers reach retirement age without enough savings and as housing costs and medical expenses rise…”
“This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like” | The Atlantic | Alana Semuels | 02/22/2018
I read it as a cultural issue about the declining value of knowledge.
Continue reading “The Rising Costs Of Late Life And The Falling Value Of Wisdom”