The NPR has an interesting blog post The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods, which is an outcome from a collaborative research between the Census Bureau, and the researchers at the Harvard & Brown Universities. Through The Opportunity Atlas, similar to google maps, it is possible to tract nationwide data on any neighborhoods. The New York Times post Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life illustrates how these information can be utilized by decision makers across the country to understand and tackle the barriers that prevent people from climbing the economic ladder in most persistent low income neighborhoods.
The Washington Post reporter Annie Applebaum has a cover article A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come in the October 2018 issue of The Atlantic. This article is a case study from Poland and deals on “polarization, conspiracy theories, attacks on the free press and an obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.”
The New York Magazine reporter Jonathan Chait has a very detailed story Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? in The New York Magazine, July 8, 2018 issue. This is a must read story where reporter Mr Chait pulls together all the evidence so far for plausible mind-boggling collusion! This together with The Washington Post reporter Philip Bump‘s story In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states offers a future scenario of US political makeup and divide. Continue reading
Reporter Evan Osnos of The New Yorker has an interesting report Making of China Again, where he writes how China’s President Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces as President Trump surrenders America’s global commitments. In the same vain reporter Fareed Zakaria writes in his The Washington Post opinion column The decline of U.S. influence is the great global story of our age.
According a new report in The New York Times titled Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election, the authors Matt Apuzzo et al. suggest that FBI tried to reshape the past bitter 2016 Presidential election. It’s very long investigative report with another perspective to understand the last Presidential election. There will be many more reports & books will be written by verious players for sometime.
An article How California Gave Us Trumpism in Politico Magazine to understand current national politics and how we reach to this point. Some of the president’s most hard-line advisers forged their beliefs in reaction to what they saw in their home state (California). Very interesting read! ∞
The New York Times columnist Charles Duhigg has a very interesting article “How Trump Became the First Silicon Valley President” in to-day’s post where he discusses how President Trump successfully used a Silicon valley tested disruptive start-up technology to run his campaign and become the first out-side candidate to win US Presidential election in modern history. Continue reading
To-day President Obama wrote Than You letter to the nation expressing his gratitude for their trust and opportunity to serve as their President & Commander-in-Chief. Very gratuitous parting words.
On Jan 10, President Obama bid farewell to the nation with a new slogan: Yes, we can. Yes, we did where he warned threat to our democracy. Mr Obama is busy in his wee hours of presidency doing farewell by writing, taking & giving interviews. To-day he had an article entitled The irreversible momentum of clean energy published in Journal Science to-day. Continue reading