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Weekend Reads : June 15th , 2018

Philip Zimbardo contributed perhaps the most famous psychology study of all time, the Stanford Prison Experiment. In introductory courses on psychology or crime, students learn that the SPE shows that human behavior is deeply affected by our own social roles and situational circumstances. But a dive


London Breed becomes first black woman mayor of San Francisco

For the very first time in history, a Black woman has been elected mayor of San Francisco. Wednesday London Breed emerged as the new Mayor of San Francisco after barely edging out the other candidatewho was seeking to become the first openly gay manin the position.SEE ALSO:Black-owned Tea Company ‘E


LatAm Legislators to Discuss on Science , Health in Cuba

Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The integration of science, technology and innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean will be the center of debates in Cuba of the Health Commission of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), reported today in this capital.


Letter : Congress must exert its power

I’m responding to the June 4 Associated Press story “At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect N. Korea to foot the bill” (ABC News). Considering the bellicose styles of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, it’s hard not to be cynical about the summit in Singapore. But the chattering class i


Tracking the real-world locations of Fallout 76 hints at a massive game

Fallout 76is ahuge game— four times bigger thanFallout 4, according to Bethesda. The game takes place in West Virginia, and act as a prequel for the entire series. There’s apparently a reason so much of the imagery from the trailer shown during Microsoft’s press conferenceechoed the original Fallout


House OKs Fiscal 2019 Spending Package for Military & VA , Energy , ‎Legislative‏ ‎Branch‏ - Executive Gov

“These bills provide funding to rebuild our military infrastructure, support military families, improve nuclear security, support our nation’s energy and water infrastructure and assure the smooth and safe operations of the Legislative Branch,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelingh


House passes bill seeking audit of Mueller investigation spending

The provision, attached as an amendment to a spending bill, serves to underscore skepticism of the Mueller investigation among House conservatives, many of whom have called for Mueller to end his more-than-year-long probe of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling of the 2016 p


Robert Mueller is in Trouble : House of representatives has passed a bill that would audit the spending of special counsel

The provision, attached as an amendment to a spending bill, serves to underscore skepticism of the Mueller investigation among House conservatives, many of whom have called for Mueller to end his more-than-year-long probe of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling of the 2016 p


King 's directives roadmap for nation 's progress

Manama, June 16 (BNA): Shura Council Chairman, Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh has stressed that His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s wisdom and directives have outlined the roadmap for the bicameral National Assembly to achieve national interests, preserve Bahrain’s deep-rooted values and principles


Snapshot : In June , About 1 in 5 Approve of Congress

Story HighlightsCurrent job approval on par with 2017-2018 average of 18%Congressional job approval low across party linesWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Slightly fewer than one in five Americans (19%) in June approve of the job Congress is doing, on par with the 17% who approved of the legislative branch's job


Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity to sit out Virginia Senate race

Americans for Prosperity, the main political arm of the influential Koch network, said it will not endorse either party's candidate or put any money into the U.S. Senate race in Virginia after immigration hard-liner Corey Stewart's victory in the Republican primary Tuesday.


Dershowitz : Rosenstein ` Should n't Be Able to Bully ' Congress

"A member of the executive branch, which is what Rod Rosenstein is, shouldn't be able to bully the legislative branch," Dershowitz told MacCallum. "He should be transparent, he should turn over the documents, he should be cooperative, and Congress should be cooperative with the executive branch."


Linn County lawyer ca n't run for judge , despite governor 's pardon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A state court said a Linn County lawyer cannot run for judge due to prior felonies, despite a governor's pardon.


HRH Premier receives Shura Council chairman

Manama, June 13 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received the Shura Council Chairman, Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, at the Gudaibiya Palace today.


Rooney Caps Off 10 Year Fight Against Veteran Suicide

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) issued the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2019:


Tester , Daines simplify Senate 's campaign finance reporting laws ; Rosendale files late ~ Missoula Current

Montana Sens. Jon Tester and Steve DainesMore than 115 candidates running in this month’s primaries hadn’t filed their financial disclosures a day before the election, including Montana Republican Matt Rosendale, denying voters a chance to view potential debts and conflicts of interest.On Thursday,


24 charming minutes with Tim Cook | Philip Elmer‑DeWitt

Rubenstein: You’re obviously a pretty public figure, you weren’t before. Have you ever thought that maybe you could run for President of the United States? Because… [applause] You’ve seen the President up close. And I think you probably realize you have a lot of skills that maybe he doesn’t have. So


Editorial : Is government corruption beyond control ?

Can anything be more frustrating, more maddening, less understandable than New York state government’s inability or unwillingness to mount a serious campaign against corruption at the highest levels?It is an enormous blot on the way business is conducted in the Capitol and an insult to the citizens,


Funding secured for Army Corps account to fund Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study

Increased funding was recently secured in the House of Representatives for Army Corps Investigations Account, which funds studies like the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed this study to coordinate a strategy across the Great Lakes states to efficien


Truth Or Lies ? -

Your editorial “Let Freedom Ring, Not Sting” gave me a good laugh. Just to be sure, I researched the information about Senator Blumenthal’s Vietnam service andThe New York Times’ reporting of it. At the time, I couldn’t be sure which story was true and which was a lie. And now the senator wants to p