For those who don’t know, the “reporter who nobody ever heard of” is David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist. He is the former tax-policy reporter for The New York Times, and current Daily Beast columnist.
Rachel Maddow, Trump’s 2005 Taxes, and a Reminder about Watergate
So, half the Internet lost its damned mind tonight, howling that Rachel Maddow didn’t produce the silver bullet that would bring down the DJT White House in the course of one broadcast.
It’s too early to tell whether DJT’s 2005 tax returns she obtained via Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston are part of a larger forthcoming leak, whether DJT leaked them to Johnston himself, or what, exactly, the deal is.
However, it’s worth highlighting and circling and writing in neon that Watergate entailed dozens of reports over roughly a year. Neither Nixon–nor Agnew before him–were brought down in one 60 minute segment.
Maddow did a fine job of underscoring why DJT’s tax returns from any year might or might not indicate whether he either colluded with the Russians or whether he is beholden to foreign banks and why all of this is a matter of national security.
I keep saying this, but it’s worth reiterating: the Boomers brought down Agnew and Nixon and ended the Vietnam War. This is our Watergate/Vietnam War and we’ll likely be at it for years.
It sucks SO hard, but that is the reality.
We either fight smart and hard and think longterm or the American experiment dies on our watch.
The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prince of Wales along with Govenor General Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston take part in a ceremony to inaugurate the Queen’s Entrance at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada, 01.07.2017
Digital Eye in the Sky: Watching "Over" Antarctic Animals
The Duke University Marine Lab is the first to win Federal
Aviation Administration certification to operate scientific drones and provide
training. Their biggest drone is an amphibious plane with a 9-foot wingspan
that can fly for 90 minutes at a time. Like several of their other drones, this
one can fly itself back and forth within a predefined area, like “mowing the
lawn” for data. David Johnston, assistant professor of the practice of marine
conservation ecology at Duke University, has found that drone technology allows
his research team to collect huge volumes of data from remote or extreme
locations. He believes this is transforming how people study and learn about
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