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Points of Progress: Farming drones, and more
News ImageDrone technology is leading an agricultural revolution in rural China. To make up for shrinking rural populations, drones are being deployed to help with manual labor on farms. Using drones also aids farmers economically and environmentally.
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:00:02 -0400
The other Mueller finding: How one state addresses Russian hacking risk
News ImageAmid all the debate over whether the Mueller report incriminates or exonerates President Donald Trump, one salient point is being largely overlooked: Russia interfered in the 2016 election to undermine American democracy as a whole. The intent of Russian meddling was to sow discord in the U.S. political system, said special counsel Robert Mueller in his report to the U.S. Justice Department. I guarantee you that Russia is working on hacking this election right now, says Seth Moulton, a decorated Marine and Democratic congressman from Massachusetts who entered the presidential race this week on promises to bolster national security and restore Americas moral authority in the world.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 17:15:23 -0400
By playing Korean peacemaker, Putin seeks to revive Russias Far East
News ImagePresident Vladimir Putin flew from his Kremlin control center across seven time zones of Russian territory to play host on his own home turf to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inthe Pacific port of Vladivostok on Thursday. With nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea in at least temporary disarray since they broke down in Hanoi two months ago, Mr. Putin sees an opportunity to insert Russia into the peace process for the first time since the Group of Six negotiations on the Korean crisis, of which Russia was a member, fell apart almost a decade ago. President Donald Trump raised expectations with his extraordinary outreach to the North Korean leader, but after the Hanoi debacle it may now seem to Mr. Kim that he needs to gather a few friends into his corner before facing Mr. Trump again.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:44:08 -0400
As Joe Biden jumps in, the front-runner concept gets scrambled
News ImageThe speculation over whether or not former Vice President Joe Biden would join the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field officially ended Thursday when he released a video declaring his bid for president. The announcement was almost a formality. From the start of the campaign cycle, the press has treated Mr. Biden a five-term U.S. senator and popular two-term vice president as though he were already running.
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:49:00 -0400
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