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A Moderate, a Loyalist or a Hardliner— Who is on Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Shortlist?

November 21, 2016 After a weekend of showbiz-esque audiences at his golf club in New Jersey, rumors continue to swirl about president-elect Donald Trump’s choices for the top national security and diplomacy roles in his cabinet. Will he continue in the vein of his appointments so far and pick staunch hard-right operators who...

'Cities Will Be a Powerful Antidote to Donald Trump'

November 15, 2016 The election of Donald Trump has left the Democratic party defanged. Despite winning the popular vote, the Democrats now face four years of a radically right wing executive and at least two years in the minority in both houses of Congress. But as they cast around for succor, there is...

Russia Has Started Bringing the World’s Tech Giants to Heel, and LinkedIn is First

November 11, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A 2014 law was the warning shot: The Kremlin threatened to block any company that stored Russian citizens’ personal data on non-Russian servers. Today, LinkedIn has become the first big name to fall, as a Russian court upheld a ruling to ban it from operating in the country. Russia’s communications...

Whoever the Next President Is, They Won’t Know Their Way Around a Computer

November 8, 2016 President Barack Obama is famously geeky about technology. He has played with VR with Angela Merkel, took a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and once told Bloomberg he’d be up for going into venture capital after his presidency. “I’m a nerd, and I don’t make any apologies for it…it’s cool...

Whoever the Next US President Is, They Won’t Know Their Way Around a Computer

November 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Barack Obama is famously geeky about technology. He has played with VR with Angela Merkel, took a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and once told Bloomberg he’d be up for going into venture capital after his presidency. “I’m a nerd, and I don’t make any apologies for it…it’s cool...

The CIA Is Trying to Protect the Privacy Rights of Someone Who Doesn’t Exist

September 29, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the 1950s and '60s, newspaper readers around the world received many a story from the pen of global economics pundit Guy Sims Fitch. Except they didn’t—because Fitch didn’t exist. He was a creation of the US Information Agency, a government operation that spread pro-capitalist propaganda across the globe and...

The CIA is Trying to Protect the Privacy Rights of Someone Who Does Not Exist

September 28, 2016 In the 1950s and 60s, newspaper readers around the world received many a story from the pen of global economics pundit Guy Sims Fitch. Except they didn’t—because Fitch didn’t exist. He was a creation of the US Information Agency, a government operation that spread pro-capitalist propaganda across the globe and...

NASA’s Gold Record For Aliens is a Fascinating Insight into the Worldview of 1970s America

September 26, 2016 It’s been available to super intelligent aliens, NASA, and Jimmy Carter for 39 years now—and the collection of three gold records sent out to space on Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 i n 1977, could hit your doorstep in 2017. Previously, there were only 12 copies of the set in...

Mayors From 70 Cities Try to Solve the World’s Problems

September 9, 2016 When it comes to the issues facing the modern world—climate change, international terrorism, a global refugee crises—large success stories are hard to come by. Nation states are embroiled in infighting and bureaucracy, and international organizations can’t find consensus on anything. Who’s left to dig us out of this quagmire? Hopefully,...