FROM David Kushner
How Hacker Collective Anonymous Incited Online Vigilantism in Ferguson The Internet collective known as Anonymous has conducted hacking attacks on the Church of Scientology, PenPal and the websites of governments in the Middle East. Its latest target: police in Ferguson, Missouri after the killing of Michael Brown. The leader of this attack, who goes by the pseudonym Commander X, is in exile somewhere in Canada. Not even his lawyer knows where he is. When David Kushner was preparing to write about Anonymous, the "#OpFerguson" hashtag was being created. Kushner is author of “ The Masked Avengers ,” found in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.