FROM Jeff Bercovici
Yahoo Buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion Yahoo is an Internet pioneer that's faded in popularity, and Marissa Mayer defected from Google with the promise of bringing Yahoo up to date. Yesterday, the Yahoo board agreed to her purchase of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The big question is whether the new and the old will integrate well enough to make money. Jeff Bercovici writes for Forbes magazine
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?