FROM Dmitri Alperovich
Russian Hackers Access DNC Computers COZY BEAR and FANCY BEAR sound like toys made for American children. In fact, they're the nicknames of two Russian cyber-spy organizations that hacked the Democratic National Committee — including its files on Donald Trump. During the Nixon years, Republican spies had to break into the Watergate Hotel to find out what the Democrats were doing. Now Russian cyber-warriors have penetrated the Democratic National Committee from thousands of miles away. They were caught in the act by CrowdStrike , a cyber security firm. Dmitri Alperovich is co-founder and CTO.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.