Yemen in Crisis – A Buried Lead

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Here’s a great example of a subject the media effectively buries the lead on. There’s just enough published that folks who follow the issue know about it, but it’s so sparsely reported that many people in North America aren’t even fully aware of the conflict. So what’s going on in Yemen? Why are millions of people facing starvation and epidemics?

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News – March 3, 2018

Florida Plays a Lot of Games With Systems Designed To Appear One Way and Function Another Way; Keep Your Eyes On What They Do
Associated Press – Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session
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A Pitfall Sanders-Aligned Candidates Must Avoid
ABC News – As Steve Bannon’s star fades, so does that of some candidates he backed
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Voting Rights In Court in Kansas
Associated Press – Kansas voting rights trial has national implications
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Sanders Highlights Federal Failure and Hypocrisy on Puerto Rico
The Intercept – Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: “Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?”
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Sanders Finally Stands Up on Yemen, But Where is the Normally Outspoken Rand Paul?
Al Jazeera – US senators in bid to end support for Saudi in Yemen war
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An Eye For An Eye
New York Times – Escalating Trade Fight, Threatens Higher Taxes on European Cars
Reuters – China says it does not want a trade war with U.S
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Reuters Journalists Still Detained
Reuters – DETAINED IN MYANMAR – The latest updates on two Reuters journalists in government custody
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East Coast Gets Hammered, Ugly Hangover Ensues
CBS News – Bomb cyclone nor’easter pummels East Coast with strong winds, rain
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Tit For Tat: De-Nuke For Talks
Reuters – At joke-filled dinner, Trump suggests U.S. will meet with North Korea
Reuters – Iranian official calls on West to scrap nuclear arms before any missile talks
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Big Bot; Why Not?
CNBC – This 13-foot robot cost over $100 million to develop and looks like it’s straight out of a sci-fi movie
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Media Can’t Help Itself, Continues Publishing Fake News
The Atlantic – Are Mexico’s Elections Russia’s Next Target?
New York Times – Will Russia Meddle In Italy’s Election? It May Not Have To
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Putin Reveals New Foreign and Domestic Policies Prior to March 18th Election
Washington Post – Putin claims Russia is developing nuclear arms capable of avoiding missile defenses
New York Times – Putin Boasts of New Weapons, Vows to Boost Living Standards
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Media, Demonstrating A Complete Ignorance of Chinese Totalitarian Governance, Calls Xi’s Elevation a “Power Grab”
CNN – Trump on China’s Xi consolidating power: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day’
Chicago Tribune – China sets stage for Xi’s historic power grab to rule indefinitely
Forbes – What Xi Jinping As President With No Term Limits Means For China’s Economy
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News – February 11, 2018

Time for a little…
Sonic Catch Up

The Falcon (Heavy) Has Landed!


Elon Musk Fires Car Into the Void, Kicking Off New Space Race
Washington Post – While Trump congratulates SpaceX for Falcon Heavy launch, Elon Musk says he looks forward to a new ‘space race’
CNN – NASA is keeping tabs on Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster
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Haters, With No Vision, Gonna Hate. Perhaps We Should Have Remained Living in Caves.
The Guardian – We’ve trashed the oceans; now we are turning space into a junkyard for billionaires
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But Wait, There’s More!
Ars Technica – SpaceX sent a nerdy Easter egg into space, but can anyone read it?
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Single-Payer Health Insurance Still on California’s Table Despite Democrats’ Attempt to Crush It
Los Angeles Times – California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer healthcare system
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The Pentagon Pivots Back to the Cold War. Get Ready For A Change In Warmaking Rhetoric.
Politico – New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China
Defense News – The Pentagon is planning for war with China and Russia — can it handle both?
NPR – U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia And China ‘Eroding,’ Pentagon Says
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In Pursuit of the Aforementioned Repositioning
Business Insider – The US is considering sending heavily armed Marines to Asia to counter China
Defense News – Marine F-35 pilots to perform first-ever hover landings aboard amphibious ship
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China Rolls Out J-20 Early
CNN – Chinese stealth fighters are combat-ready, Beijing says
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Mattis’ Great Power Competition Cools Off
CNBC – Russia and China vie to beat the US in the trillion-dollar race to control the Arctic
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The Palestinians Gain a Friend
Al Jazeera – Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state
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Apparently We’re Not Finished Bombing Syrian Government Forces
Chicago Tribune – In what it calls self-defense, U.S. launches airstrikes on Syrian government troops; 100 dead
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Israel Gets In On the Brawl in Syria
BBC – Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria
New York Times – Israel’s Clash With Iran and Syria: 5 Takeaways
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$716 Billion Per Year, But Education and Health Care For U.S. Citizens Are Too Expensive
Al Jazeera – Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia
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Democratic ‘#Resistance’ Eagerly Expands Trump’s Military Budget
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