Blue Future

For background information, see “Overview of U.S. Ocean Governance” and “Overview of China Ocean Governance.” Introduction and summary The United States and China share a deep common interest in ocean protection. The world’s ocean and coastal resources are currently under threat from overfishing, pollution, and…

Michael Cohen scandal takes bizarre turn involving massively multiplayer online role-playing games

Amidst the new burst of information about hush money, shell companies, and white supremacist websites suddenly swirling around Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and New York-based company Columbus Nova — as well as Columbus Nova’s relationship with sanctioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg — one detail…

TrueCar ends its relationship with the NRA

TrueCar, an automotive pricing and information website, said Friday it will be ending its advertising relationship with the NRA at the end of the month. “TrueCar is ending its car buying service relationship with the NRA effective February 28, 2018,” Veronica Cardenas, TrueCar’s media relations…

How Twitter Bots & Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral

–Molly McKew, foreign policy and strategy consultant and information warfare expert, joins David to discuss her article in Politico: “How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral” -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930…

New York Times publishes column from the world’s least reliable gun researcher

John Lott, a discredited researcher with a history of pushing false and misleading information about guns, scored space in Tuesday’s New York Times. The article, which argues that background checks are flawed and ineffective, continues his streak of misleading and deeply flawed analyses. It’s unclear why,…

New emails reveal Scott Pruitt was personally involved in erasing climate data from EPA website

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was personally involved in the purging of information from the agency’s website in the early months of the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Soon after President Donald Trump took office, pages on…

Washington state attorney general sues Motel 6 for routinely giving guest information to ICE agency

The hotel chain Motel 6 illegally handed over information for thousands of guests to the federal immigration agency, a lawsuit from Washington state’s attorney general alleged Wednesday. Motel 6 came under national scrutiny over its practices in September after the Phoenix New Times found out two…