Despite the veritable purge of scientists and science communication that has characterized the Trump administration, the White House still has an Office of
Jeff SteinTrump turns out the lights in science offices across the government. ‘As of June, around 85 percent of all scientific posts in the federal government, including an official scientific advisor to the President, were left unfilled.’
Bernie Sanders went all the way to the USSR but didn’t meet with the world-famous Soviet dissident living in his state — the history too many people are forgetting.
Jeff SteinA most thoughtful piece on Bernie Sanders and the willful aversion of leading American socialists to the dark facts of Soviet repression, by Buzzfeed’s Miriam Elder. Interesting: Sanders never visited Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn during his Vermont exile.
Ernie Pyle’s dispatches offered comfort to readers back home. Then the Normandy landings — 75 years ago this week — changed his perspective on the war’s costs.
Jeff Stein“Sometimes,” Pyle wrote on June 29, two weeks after the Normandy invasion, “I get so obsessed with the tragedy and horror of seeing dead men that I can hardly stand it. But I guess there’s nothing to do but keep going.”
Racism isn’t shrugged off. It embeds under the skin. It’s the weight we carry in our bones.
Jeff SteinJust astonishing. Too many backward whites seem to feel free to voice their ugliest racist remarks at African Americans these days, even 7th graders, as this gut-churning piece demonstrates again.
Bernie Sanders can beat Donald Trump—and it would be an epic act of self-destruction for Democrats to try and hobble his campaign.
Jeff SteinBe kind, rewind: ‘Bernie Sanders is not the only candidate who can defeat Trump, but he’s certainly one of them. And he should not be treated as the enemy,’ writes fmr Hillary Clinton warrior Peter Dao. (He’s also got a book coming out.)
How Tricia Newbold found her voice and exposed serious security vulnerabilites unearthed in the FBI's background investigations of more than two dozen Trump appointees.
Jeff Stein“That was the first time I ever felt disabled,” she tells Newsweek in a wide-ranging interview in early April. “It was really hard for me to accept who I was. I’d never accepted I was little, I never identified with...
Cindy Yang arranged for a leader of a branch of the Chinese Communist Party to attend GOP events. Yang founded the spa where Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested and is famous for her Super Bowl selfie with President Trump.
Jeff SteinSpa operator brought head of Chinese Communist Party’s Florida group to mingle with Trump aides—Miami Herald advances the story again. Lovely photos of KellyAnne, Chinese agent...
"We urge Congress and the Trump administration to break this deadlock and improve public safety by reopening the government without delay," said a letter signed by 44 law enforcement officials from across the U.S.
Jeff SteinDozens of #police chiefs, sheriffs, call on Trump to end government #shutdown and forget border wall