The Facebook Robots: Down, But Not Out

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg (photo from NYTimes article below) “Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis A Times investigation revealed how the social network responded as it faced one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech. The executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the […]


I do not intend for this blog to be political, and I have spent my days since my last post on  October 10 working on a story about my grandmother.  It is decidedly apolitical. I have also spent the month watching the headlines and thinking about what is happening in the world and in the […]


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The Kind of Republican We Remember

ROBERT MUELLER is a lifelong conservative Republican and the great hope of every liberal Democrat in the country. A prosecutor who, in nearly forty years in government service, has honored and worked within the parameters of that government and the law, he is the conservative’s conservative. When he was appointed United States attorney in San Francisco–a […]

Unconscious from Too Much News

  New York Times 22 August 2018 “Trump Praises Manafort for Refusing to ‘Break,’ Unlike Cohen, His Former Fixer” “With Cohen Implicating Trump, a Presidency’s Fate Rests With Congress” “Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe” “Bull Market Hits a Milestone: 3,453 Days. Most Americans Aren’t at the Party.” “Hawaii Braces for Hurricane Lane, a […]