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Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought

Source: Washington Post By Chelsea Harvey Intense future climate change could have a far different impact on the world than current models predict, suggests a thought-provoking new study just out in the journal Science Advances. If atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were to double in the future, it finds, a major ocean current — one that helps […]

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Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence

By Washington Post By Philip Rucker and Mike DeBonis President-elect Donald Trump has selected retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly as secretary of homeland security, officials familiar with the decision said Wednesday, recruiting a third former member of the military’s brass to serve at the highest levels of his administration. Trump’s choice of Kelly — […]

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Democrats, skip the civil war

By Washington Post By E.J. Dionne Jr. Democrats are in danger of moving from complacency to panic. Neither is particularly helpful. The complacency part is obvious: Until about 9 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 8, supporters of Hillary Clinton (myself included) were certain that Donald Trump’s weaknesses among women, nonwhite voters and younger Americans would prevent […]

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Venezuela is telling hungry city dwellers to grow their own food

By Washington Post By Sofia Barbarani CARACAS, Venezuela — Some Venezuelan city dwellers are trying to grow their own produce to offset the country’s severe shortages following socialist President Nicolás Maduro’s calls for “food sovereignty.” But in a country where families are going hungry as a result of government mismanagement and sky-high inflation, many view […]

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After another release of documents, FBI finds itself caught in a partisan fray

By Washington Post By Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Sari Horwitz The surprise tweet from a little-used FBI account came about 1 p.m. Tuesday, announcing that the agency had published on its website 129 pages of internal documents related to a years-old investigation into former president Bill Clinton’s pardon of a fugitive Democratic donor. The […]

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The Bad News About the News

By: Brookings.edu In 1998, Ralph Terkowitz, a vice president of The Washington Post Co., got to know Sergey Brin and Larry Page, two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who were looking for backers. Terkowitz remembers paying a visit to the garage where they were working and keeping his car and driver waiting outside while he had […]

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