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Daily Archives: January 2, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate paying for 14 Georgetown law students and two faculty members to go to a detention center in Dilley, Texas

Politico.com: “Democratic presidential candidate REP. JOHN DELANEY (MD.) is paying for 14 Georgetown law students and two faculty members to go to a detention center in Dilley, Texas. The students and professors will spend a week helping provide legal aid to asylum seekers, according to a Delaney spokesman. Student groups will also go in May and December. Delaney is also scheduled to tour the facility and meet with families tomorrow. John and April Delaney donated $40,000 to the Georgetown Human Rights Institute for the effort. Delaney is a Georgetown Law alum…”

Restoring Congress for the People

Restoring Congress for the People: New Congress New Rules H. Res. 6 – Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, and for other purposes. ::  Section by Section Summary Axios – “THE NEW MAJORITY — PELOSI and JIM MCGOVERN (D-MASS.), incoming House Rules Committee chairman, rolled out House… Continue Reading

The pernicious impact of monopolies in the U.S.

The New Republic – The One Issue the Left and Right Can Agree On – “In November, not long after Amazon announced that it would build its second headquarters in New York City and northern Virginia, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected representative from Queens and the Bronx, tweeted that she’d been getting calls from residents… Continue Reading

NYT Favorite Facts of 2018

The New York Times: Our Favorite Facts of 2018. “Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in that day’s stories throughout the paper. Here are 60 of our very favorites.” Continue Reading

Data Matters – Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World

Data Matters – Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018) “In an increasingly interconnected world, perhaps it should come as no surprise that international collaboration in science and technology research is growing at a remarkable rate. As science and technology capabilities grow around the world, U.S.-based organizations… Continue Reading

Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines

The New York Times – Obituary – Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines. A pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field. “When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck… Continue Reading

Under Donald Trump, budget deficit projected to reach $1 trillion

AP: “Borrowing, spending and budget deficits have soared during Mr. Trump’s first two years with a Republican-led Congress. The red ink for the current fiscal year is projected to reach nearly $1 trillion, up from a deficit of $833 billion in fiscal 2018. The smallest federal budget deficit in the past decade was $458 billion,… Continue Reading