Monthly Archives: May 2019

10 facts about Americans and Facebook

John Gramlich of Pew Research – Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made headlines this month when he argued that the tech giant he helped establish 15 years ago has become a “monopoly” and should be broken up. Democratic presidential candidates have … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Pew Research, United States

Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US cities are on the rise

Kevin Collier of CNN – Targeted ransomware attacks on local US government entities — cities, police stations and schools — are on the rise, costing localities millions as some pay off the perpetrators in an effort to untangle themselves and … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Ransomware, United States

Your seasonal allergies are getting worse because of high levels of carbon dioxide — here’s why

Aylin Woodward in Business Insider – Spring brings fresh blooms and warmer weather, but those seasonal changes also herald the start of allergy season for about 40 million Americans. As pollen proliferates, so too does the sneezing, itching, and nose … Continue reading

Posted in Climate

The 4 Types Of Constitutional Crises

Which ones are most likely to come up during Trump’s presidency? Originally published in February 2017. Julia Azari and Seth Masket of FiveThirtyEight – People have been talking about the possibility of a “constitutional crisis” since before President Trump’s election. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial

Dark Money Basics

from Open Secrets – Dark Money refers to political spending meant to influence the decision of a voter, where the donor is not disclosed and the source of the money is unknown. Depending upon the circumstances, Dark Money can refer … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Fundraising, Politics