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Michael Cohen's Ties to Russia, Crime and Trump. Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency. On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier was receiving, one by one, a long line of Iraqis who came with questions and complaints. I remember a man complaining that his house had been run over by a tank. I arrived in Baghdad on April 12th of that year, a few days after Saddam’s statue at Firdos Square had been destroyed. We journalists were able to use generators and satellite dishes to access outside information, and what we saw was absurd. I had a similar feeling in December, 2007.

In Iraq and with the financial crisis, it was helpful, as a reporter, to be able to divide the world into those who actually understand what was happening and those who said hopeful nonsense. I believe this assessment is wrong. What Do the Major Changes at Whole Foods Mean for Food Entrepreneurs? Article_8ef1b526-f139-558f-bfb9-7e79a1f2fa7b. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Friday morning he would not seek to represent the 1st Congressional District in Washington D.C. Vos, R-Rochester, was considered a top contender among potential Republican candidates that could compete this year to replace U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said earlier this week he would not seek re-election.

"While I know that our nation’s capital desperately needs more conservative reformers from Wisconsin, Michelle and I have decided that we can do more good continuing to push state-based conservative reforms," Vos said in a statement, referring to his wife Michelle Litjens. Vos' announcement was the latest from a group of high-profile Wisconsin Republicans to reject a run, after being floated as a potential candidate. Reince Priebus, former White House Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August, R-Lake Geneva, and Rep. Meanwhile, University of Wisconsin Regent Bryan Steil and Rep.

Article_8ef1b526-f139-558f-bfb9-7e79a1f2fa7b. The New Food Economy. 'You are Not Expected to Understand This': An Explainer on Unix's Most Notorious Code Comment. The phrase “You are Not Expected to Understand This” is probably the most famous comment in the history of Unix. And last month, at the Systems We Love conference in San Francisco, systems researcher Arun Thomas explained to an audience exactly what it was that they weren’t supposed to understand. Computer science teacher Ozan Onay, who was in the audience, called it “one of my favorite talks of the day,” writing on his blog that “Nothing should be a black box, even when Dennis Ritchie says it’s ok!” Thomas opened his talk by saying “I love systems — operating systems in particular.” But even he had to marvel at the popularity of this 42-year-old Unix source code comment: “You started seeing people wearing sweatshirts, t-shirts, and baby onesies with ‘You are not expected to understand this’ It took off in the hacker community.”

And geeks have been riffing on it ever since. Basically, a context is a mix of stack pointers and registers that allows Unix processes to be paused and resumed. What Works for Health. 'Unprecedented' outside spending hits Tammy Baldwin, boosts Kevin Nicholson in US Senate race | Politics and Elections. Seven months before Election Day, outside groups have given Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race an early barrage of big money unlike any other in the nation — and likely, any other in history.

That torrent of political ads has put Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on the defensive. Nearly $10 million has been spent in the race by outside groups, more than twice as much as any other current U.S. Outside spending in Wisconsin likely is “unprecedented” for a U.S. A broader view of outside spending in the race, based on data provided by Democratic and Republican sources in Wisconsin, puts the total amount spent at more than $13 million. The bulk of outside spending in the race has flooded TV and radio airwaves with ads bashing Baldwin, praising Nicholson, or both.

A competitive Republican primary in the Senate race has helped fuel the spending, with Nicholson, so far, having a lopsided edge over Vukmir. “If you think these attacks are ineffective, think again. ‘At mercy’ of PACs Learning from 2016. UW-Oshkosh Foundation scandal prompts changes for nonprofits - WISC. OSHKOSH, Wis. - The financial troubles that have landed the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation in Chapter 11 bankruptcy are leading to changes at similar nonprofit foundations associated with UW campuses.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Legislative Audit Bureau has recommended more stringent accountability rules for the organizations. Officials say university campuses should have chancellors file annual financial statements and foundation reports should be independently reviewed by certified public accountants. UW System spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says the changes are meant to increase transparency. The UW-Oshkosh Foundation is $14.5 million in debt following five development deals. The UW system has declined to fill the budget hole. Wisconsin's public university foundations are nonprofit organizations that are primarily funded through private donations and investments.

Winning candidates cite hard work, willingness to listen in victories over City Council incumbents - Chippewa Valley Post. By Andrew Fefer, Reporter/Editor An avid runner who participates in trail races, Emily Berge was with a friend on a run in the woods at a time when she was considering a different kind of run: entering the race for Eau Claire City Council in District One. She said the friend, who Berge did not name, urged her not to do it for nearly three miles. Among the concerns Berge said her friend expressed was that council members don’t really care what the citizens think. “That just got me fired up. I’m like ‘Well, that’s not ok,’ because even if it’s not true, she has the impression as a citizen of Eau Claire and as a small business owner herself.

“That sealed the deal for me. Like, well, I can do better than that.” Emily Berge Berge, who won election to represent the north side of Eau Claire on the council with 62 percent of the vote over incumbent Tim Tewalt’s 38 percent, was one of four challengers who defeated incumbents in Tuesday’s election. Three other newcomers Jill Christopherson Related. School Funding Reform for Wisconsin - Home. Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online : The Record. Alan Lomax (right) with musician Wade Ward during the Southern Journey recordings, 1959-1960.

Shirley Collins/Courtesy of Alan Lomax Archive hide caption toggle caption Shirley Collins/Courtesy of Alan Lomax Archive Alan Lomax (right) with musician Wade Ward during the Southern Journey recordings, 1959-1960. Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Lomax recorded a staggering amount of folk music. "We err on the side of doing the maximum amount possible," says Don Fleming, executive director of the Association for Cultural Equity, the nonprofit organization Lomax founded in New York in the '80s. "For the first time, everything that we've digitized of Alan's field recording trips are online, on our website," says Fleming. "Alan would have been thrilled to death. Throughout his career, Lomax was always using the latest technology to record folk music in the field and then share it with anyone who was interested. Money is still tight.

Professor, Lieutenant Colonel, Teenager | Immigration news. An Augsburg professor faces deportation after 26 years in the United States; a retired army lieutenant colonel came home from Afghanistan to find that immigration won’t allow his adopted daughter to stay in the country; a teenage ex-gang member volunteered to help the FBI, and now faces seven more weeks in detention before a decision. “By and large, the stories heard from the previous [deployments] is that they spent a lot of time sitting around watching wildlife,” but Trump still wants the National Guard on the border. Border crossings are at historic lows and Border Patrol numbers at record highs.

Other stories: making forensic testimony more difficult in asylum cases; forced labor in immigration detention centers; barriers to lawyer access in detention centers; Sessions making immigration courts worse; new info on impact of travel ban. Real people, real stories “Mzenga Wanyama is facing deportation after 26 years in the United States. On the border Like this: Like Loading... Foxconn: Racine could miss jobs boom as Wisconsin gets economy boost. Aclu. Introducing DNS Resolver, (not a joke)

Here’s a new online community that looks to be a one-stop shop for global data journalism resources. Data, data, everywhere, and quite a lot to drink in. The Global Editors Network, has launched the Data Journalism Den, a new online community focused on spotlighting good data-driven journalism and datasets and connecting data journalists for news stories, advice, and even jobs. The Den is open in beta now, and its community is free to join. Building on its active Slack community of data journalists, where it hosts monthly speaker series for anyone in the Slack, the Den is trying to facilitate more active collaborations and more frequent discussions between journalists.

Its “Matchmaking” section will allow Den members to request feedback on projects, submit calls for partners, or even ask for funding. “When people think of collaborative journalism these days, they think of these big projects like the Panama Papers or the Paradise Papers, where you have hundreds of journalists working together across different countries. A jobs section is also forthcoming. Social media and platform resources for small, independent and nonprofit newsrooms - Collaborative Journalism. Facebook's inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is.

Comment I've a special reason to remember Enron and the summers of 2000 and 2001. The mighty Enron was being lauded as a pioneer and an innovator. It was a Wall Street darling. IBM and AOL jumped into bed with Enron to create a new retail energy provider. The sun shone, and Californians had plenty of energy capacity. But behind the scenes, Enron was artificially manipulating the energy market: power providers knew they could make more money if they went offline, and they did, sometimes even at Enron's request. Remember that Enron collapsed due to its dodgy accounts and poor judgement. But for years, Enron had alternately intimidated and seduced regulators, being lauded as an innovator and pioneer.

Cosmic comeuppance With its low costs and enormous and very real revenue, Facebook clearly isn't heading for an Enron crash. As Jonathan Taplin of the University of Southern California remarked in the Los Angeles Times: "If we wanted to mark an inflection point, it was this week. Make 'em pay. Is Net Neutrality the Sleeper Issue for Democrats in 2018? Net neutrality must be restored. that’s a given. the decision in December by the Federal Communications Commission to abolish the First Amendment of the Internet was, in the words of dissenting commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, “not good for consumers. Not good for businesses. Not good for anyone who connects and creates online. Not good for the democratizing force that depends on openness to thrive.”1 So, yes, net neutrality must be renewed. So the pressure is now on state officials to take the lead in restoring a free and open Internet.

The good news is that even as these GOP governors, attorneys general, and legislators abandon the public interest, the Democrats seeking to replace them are emerging as outspoken champions of net neutrality and of a broader vision for the future of the Internet. The role that Congress can play in renewing this country’s commitment to a free and open Internet is reasonably well understood, and the lines of division are clear. 1.

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones. Fox News explains why Mr. Rogers was an "evil, evil man" U.K. Investigators Raid Cambridge Analytica Offices In London. Officers from the Information Commissioner's Office enter the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London. The investigators had a search warrant as part of what has been reported to be a broader investigation into possible ties between Cambridge Analytica and the campaign for the U.K. Brexit referendum. Yui Mok/AP hide caption toggle caption Yui Mok/AP Officers from the Information Commissioner's Office enter the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London.

Investigators with Britain's information commissioner searched the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica on Friday amid reports that the firm harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users as part of a campaign to influence the U.S. 2016 presidential elections. The move comes after a British High Court judge granted a warrant to the data watchdog Information Commissioner's Office, allowing its investigators to search the firm's offices. The BBC reports, The Guardian added: Supreme deception - Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin. In his campaign for Wisconsin Supreme Court, Michael Screnock is following a playbook used by every other successful conservative candidate since 2007, when the races became flush with money from outside special interests.

The steps: Pledge to apply the law, not personal beliefs. Insist opponent will not. Deny political or ideological inclinations of any sort. Rely on outside groups to pump money into the race, mostly on ads portraying opponents as criminal-coddling threats to public safety. Screnock, a circuit court judge in Sauk County, is running against Rebecca Dallet, a circuit court judge in Milwaukee County. The seat is being vacated by conservative Justice Michael Gableman, who in 2008 won a 10-year term with the help of a campaign-funded ad so dishonest that the Wisconsin Judicial Commission filed ethics charges against him.

The job of state Supreme Court justice is officially nonpartisan, although that’s often hard to tell. “No it’s not,” Screnock shot back. Really? Thinly sliced: Required reading from Beard Award nominees, Netflix and till, and more. This is the web version of a list we publish twice-weekly in our newsletter. It comprises the most noteworthy food stories of the moment, selected by our editors. Get it first here. Bravo. Congratulations to this year’s James Beard Award finalists. We’re not in the business of showering praise on chefs and restaurants and cookbooks, and we’re not changing that anytime soon, but writers and journalism? Always. We loved Ted Genoways’s piercing story about a fight to stop Costco in rural Nebraska, Helena Bottemiller Evich’s deep reporting on the great nutrient collapse, Liam Baranauskas’s personal history of seltzer, and Baxter Holmes’s exposé on the secret staple snack of the NBA.

More Netflix and till. Out the coop. A contact sport. Bad cop. We first learned about Entrekin a few months back in our investigation into why the food served in jails and prisons tends to result in food poisoning more often than it does in the general population. Foreign matter. #LocalGovMatters Podcast | LWM, WI. The Country Today - Front Page. EDGAR — As dairy farmers continue to struggle with low milk prices and an oversupply of milk in the U.S., almost 100 of them gathered for a Dairy Together meeting to listen as Canadian dairy farmers discussed their system to manage the milk supply. The March 13 meeting, hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union, was one of five held across the state last week. “As a dairy farmer, we have been battling this issue for far too long. I really believe that supply management or this type of a program could be very beneficial to farmers,” said Darin Von Ruden, WFU president.

“The way to do that is still a question mark in a lot of our minds.” In the process of getting to know Ralph Dietrich and Murray Sherk, the two dairy farmers and board members of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario who spoke at the meetings, Von Ruden said he sees components of their program that could help U.S. farmers. “In the early 1960s, there was a fragmented market and a lot of inequity between producers. How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions.

The Death Of Mistakes Means The Death Of Rock : Monitor Mix. Behind the Rise and Fall of Growing Power. Eau Claire - 360 MAGAZINE | ART + MUSIC + DESIGN + FASHION + AUTO + TRAVEL + FOOD + HEALTH. John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff may also be on the way out in White House shake-up, sources say. Five Key Git Concepts Explained the Hard Way – zwischenzugs. The ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Could Turn A Democratic Wave Into A Tsunami. Raintorivers. Hundreds protest over Dream Act, Bryce and other protesters arrested - Racine County Eye. The Right Can't Fight the Future. The grid to nowhere - Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin. Northwoodsbluesfest. This TV station took a “marvelous” Facebook fast — and thinks other media companies should too. This TV station took a “marvelous” Facebook fast — and thinks other media companies should too. Inside The Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns. Business of News: Why Newspapers Should Be More Involved in Their Community as an Active Participant.

The ultimate Daily Kos Elections guide to all of our data sets. Amp.jsonline. Gotostage. The stories we should be writing after the Parkland shooting. Menomonie City Council denies 2 excessive assessment claims | Leader-Telegram. A Crash Course in Political Engagement | Wisconsin Farmers Union. Election Security in All 50 States. No experience necessary - Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin. Will the crowded Democratic field impede efforts to beat Scott Walker? | Paul Fanlund. Barnes & Noble is killing itself. Update on Nestlé: Michiganders Mobilize to Take Back Public Water. Trump pushes 90% cut to America's most important public lands program; here's what the Land and Water Conservation Fund does. Randy Bryce’s Campaign Is Not Just Pro-Union—It’s Unionized. You have five months to switch your website to HTTPS. Vintage Sewing Patterns | FANDOM powered by Wikia.

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy. Judge Orders Portage County Drainage District To Pay Farmer To Restore Trout Habitat | Wisconsin Public Radio. Historian Makes Case For 'What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia' In New Book. Chris Christie Joining ABC News Is a Lesson for Journalism. How do you support your local newspaper when its owners are destroying it? 39% of water Foxconn takes from Lake Michigan will not return to lake - TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI. Wisconsin Congressional delegation okay after train hits truck in West Virginia - TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI.

Wisconsin Video Hub HOME Page. The Untold Story of the Pentagon Papers Co-Conspirators. UW employees resigned or had jobs ended after at least 11 sexual misconduct complaints | Politics and Elections. Department of Public Instruction proposes changes to teacher licensing requirements | Local Education. The Zuck promises to give you more local news – and so save the world. Article_ba0edcc9-51b1-50d0-8913-14242c226fe6. DNR appeals to reinstate high-capacity pumping from vulnerable aquifers | Just Ask Us. Foxconn provides details on first environmental permit submitted to Wisconsin officials. Green Bay says Fox Cities cablecasts must include closed captions. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is slowly strangling his agency. Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History. Paul Ryan, Silent Partner in Trump’s War on the Rule of Law. Facebook And Google's Surveillance Capitalism Model Is In Trouble. If Your Children Came Home This Week.

EPA Withdraws Air Pollution Policy. The people who listen to those with a story to tell | NewsCut | Minnesota Public Radio News. Rep. Gwen Moore calls for investigation of city's troubled lead program. Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die. Wisconsin | The American Jobs Project. The Purge: Senate Republicans undermining Wisconsin ethics, election laws | Views. Senate Republicans Rigging State Elections and Ethics Panels.

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse. AP FACT CHECK: Walker State of State Claims Take Rosy View | Wisconsin News. Campaign Cash: Walker Donor Given State Park Land » Urban Milwaukee. 3 browser annoyances and how to fix them - CNET. 2018 Menomonie Destination Guide. Journalism Accelerator: A forum about innovation in journalism, beyond the usual suspects. 2017 LION Summit: Keeping it real: Local news results | LION Publishers. Russian propaganda may have been shared hundreds of millions of times, new research says. The new reality of old age in America - Washington Post. A massive new study reviews the evidence on whether campaigning works. The answer's bleak. Beyond 800 words: new digital story formats for news. Dan Rather on how to be a journalist in 2017 and how the fight for civil rights has evolved.

How Facebook May Secretly Foil Your Activist Plans.