The Sad Suspicion about Trump’s Shameful Treatment of Puerto Rico The Washington Post — Sept. 26, 2017 Puerto Rico is receiving noticeably different treatment from the Trump administration compared the reactions in Florida and Texas. The bottom line: these are American citizens, and the island is rapidly approaching a humanitarian crisis. Why hasn’t there been a more robust response?
How Trump Turns Unpopular Outbursts Into Political Winners The Atlantic — Sept. 25, 2017 President Trump thrives on division in the country. His modus operandi is to attack one side in a heated cultural issue, then immediately rush to rephrase the debate to make it seem as if disagreeing with Trump is anti-American.
Germany’s Election Gives the Country a Reality Check The Washington Post — Sept. 24, 2017 As they did in the US presidential election, Russian-backed far-right populists turn their focus to Germany, sowing internal division around cultural hotspots and providing a new platform for nationalist ideas.
The Coming Software Apocalypse The Atlantic — Sept. 26, 2017 Technology allows for a broad integration of our society and the systems underlying it. This has benefits, but also presents challenges as we learn how to interact with one another and navigate a world increasingly operated by computers.