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.
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.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
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.