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Four things you need to know today

1. Attorney General Jeff Session just fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, one of the three senior FBI officials who can corroborate Jim Comey’s allegation that Trump asked him to kill the investigation into Michael Flynn. [The other two men, Jim Rybicki, Comey’s chief of staff, and James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, had […]

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Ypsilanti once again has a payphone… only this time it’s free

Last summer, I posted an interview here with a fellow in Portland by the name of Karl Anderson. Anderson, as you may recall, had formed an activism/public arts entity by the name of Futel with the goal of democratizing telecommunications through the introduction of free payphones into America’s urban centers. Well, as you may also […]

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What we know about Russian evolving role in voter suppression

In the months after the 2016 election, as you may recall, it was reported that the Russians had attempted to breach the election systems of 21 U.S. states. Well, thanks to an NBC News report, we now know that a handful of these state systems were successfully penetrated. Furthermore, according to Jeanette Manfra, the head […]

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The Dutch not only watched online as the Russians stole the DNC emails, but, thanks to a hacked security camera in the hallway outside the Cozy Bear office, they actually knew which Russian spies were in the room

I know it’s been a bit crazy this weekend, what with the news about Trump friend Steve Wynn having to step down as head of Finance for the Republican National Committee amid multiple horrifying allegations of sexual misconduct, and Vladimir Putin having his most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, arrested in Moscow amid growing protests, but […]

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Turns out, it was the coffee boy who spilled the beans

Remember George Papadopoulos, the member of the Trump campaign team who, not too long ago, pled guilt to lying to the FBI? Remember how, Trump, playing it all down, referred to Papadopoulos as a “low level volunteer” and a “liar,” and how members of the President’s inner circle said he was nothing more than a […]

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