New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter: United States Has Few Defenses Against Damaging Hacks

In his opening remarks this morning, Mayor Ted Wheeler hit the bright themes of TechFestNW 2017: success, growth and opportunity. Portland’s tech industry employs 10,500 people, he noted. During her chat with Arizona State University’s G. Pascal Zachary, New York … Continue reading New York Times Cybersecurity Reporter: United States Has Few Defenses Against Damaging Hacks

Media elite talks ‘blue-collar’ journalism. Their approach could make things more dangerous for US

There is nothing inherently wrong with being rich, or educated. As studies have shown forever, these two things are very closely related in the U.S. The wrongness happens when elites no longer give a crap about people who are struggling. … Continue reading Media elite talks ‘blue-collar’ journalism. Their approach could make things more dangerous for US

A Cheesehead’s Musings on the Sunday NYT (Counterpunch)

Here’s a little media criticism I wrote for the underground / activist website Counterpunch.org in 2004: America is a big, gorgeous country. Thank the heavens, also diverse. If the fate of all Americans is intertwined in some way, it’s also a good bet that the world looks different from Wisconsin than from New York. Now, this is no diatribe on the evils of the East Coast or the insular politics of the D.C. “beltway.” Here in the land of Brett Favre and Ahman Green, we embrace our friends on the coasts, in the south and in the mountains. But honesty … Continue reading A Cheesehead’s Musings on the Sunday NYT (Counterpunch)