Saturday, October 12, 2019

Autumn Leaves by Nat King Cole



Email from Young Sook Joo
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Economics of Soaking the Rich

What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about tax policy? A lot.
Paul Krugman
Opinion Columnist, The New York Times
Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut on the House floor in Washington on Thursday.CreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated Press
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Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut on the House floor in Washington on Thursday.CreditCreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated Press
I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. You see, the mere thought of having a young, articulate, telegenic nonwhite woman serve is driving many on the right mad — and in their madness they’re inadvertently revealing their true selves.
From The New York Times

The People vs. Donald J. Trump

The People vs. Donald J. Trump

He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?
David Leonhardt
Opinion Columnist
The New York Times 01/06/19
CreditCreditMike McQuade, photograph by Damon Winter/The New York Times
The presidential oath of office contains 35 words and one core promise: to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Since virtually the moment Donald J. Trump took that oath two years ago, he has been violating it.
He has repeatedly put his own interests above those of the country. He has used the presidency to promote his businesses. He has accepted financial gifts from foreign countries. He has lied to the American people about his relationship with a hostile foreign government. He has tolerated cabinet officials who use their position to enrich themselves.
To shield himself from accountability for all of this — and for his unscrupulous presidential campaign — he has set out to undermine the American system of checks and balances. He has called for the prosecution of his political enemies and the protection of his allies. He has attempted to obstruct justice. He has tried to shake the public’s confidence in one democratic institution after another, including the press, federal law enforcement and the federal judiciary.
From The New York Times

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

China Lands Spacecraft on Far Side of Moon

China Lands Spacecraft on Far Side of Moon

The Chang’e 4 lunar probe being launched from Xichang in December.CreditReuters
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The Chang’e 4 lunar probe being launched from Xichang in December.CreditCreditReuters
By Steven Lee Myers and Zoe Mou, The New York Times, 01/02/2019
  • BEIJING — China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced.
The landing of the probe, called Chang’e-4 after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology, is one in a coming series of missions that underscore the country’s ambitions to join — and even lead — the space race.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Why Trump Reigns as King Cyrus

The Christian right doesn’t like the president only for his judges. They like his style.
By Katherine Stewart
Ms. Stewart writes regularly about the political activities of evangelicals and other religious groups.
CreditHulton Archive/Getty Images and Damon Winter/The New York Times
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CreditCreditHulton Archive/Getty Images and Damon Winter/The New York Times
The month before the 2018 midterms, a thousand theaters screened “The Trump Prophecy,” a film that tells the story of Mark Taylor, a former firefighter who claims that God told him in 2011 that Donald Trump would be elected president.
Click here to see entire article by Katherine Stewart in The New York Times