Monthly Archives: August 2019

In Hong Kong, Playing Tennis With Tear-Gas Grenades

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times – “If we die, well, we were going to die anyway.” Continue…

Posted in Death, Democracy

Hong Kong Arrests Activists Before Anniversary

Austin Ramzy and Ezra Cheung in the New York Times – The police in Hong Kong on Friday arrested pro-democracy lawmakers and prominent activists and blocked plans for a march on Saturday, a sensitive political anniversary, as the authorities intensified … Continue reading

Posted in China, New York Times

Surprise Georgia resignation jolts battle for the Senate

James Arkin in Politico – Democrats’ path to a Senate majority after the 2020 elections has gotten a little wider. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R-Ga.) announcement that he will resign later this year due to health problems puts Republicans on defense, … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Senate

Crypto Crash Prompts Guessing Game as Bitcoin Breaches $10,000 Again

Vildana Hajric and Olga Kharif of Bloomberg – Peer coins also sell off, with Litecoin down as much as 11%. Continue…

Posted in Bitcoin, Crypto

‘We are dropping like flies.’ Ex-fighter pilots push for earlier cancer screenings

Tara Copp of McClatchy Washington Bureau – Former Air Force and Navy fighter pilots are calling on the military to begin cancer screenings for aviators as young as 30 because of an increase in deaths from the disease that they … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Death, Investigation