Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 6, 2018 CARLSBAD, Calif. — A quick Internet search of “steps to renovating a house” bring up a checklist of 10 things, like “make a plan” and “set a budget” and “start demolition.” The steps to renovating a baseball team are similar, and the Detroit Tigers’ chief contractor, general manager Al Avila, was already hard at work on Monday afternoon at the Omni Resort and Spa, meeting with his front-office team for hours as many of baseball’s other general managers trickled in for their annual off-season meetings. The Tigers’ meetings surely focused on a different objective than some of the other teams, ones that are eying the big free agent or blockbuster trade that will put them within an arm’s length of a World Series championship. But after a second consecutive 98-loss season, with at least one — and more likely than not — two … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers begin next phase of rebuild at GM meetings
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Most of us have been more or less raised on a fairy tale about the role of our nation in the world. I don’t claim to have any special knowledge about the dark side of U.S. history, usually emphasized by those who are sometimes called revisionists. Everyone knows that our land was taken, by force and much shedding of blood, from those whom we now refer to as Native Americans. Everyone knows that we were among the last bastions of human slavery. Up to the present moment, we look bad, in comparison to other wealthy nations, in the help we provide to the poor among us. Etc. These are not secrets, but seem to coexist, widely and permanently, with the oversimplification that the United States is the leader of the world’s good guys, and is, in each period, pitted against some version of the world’s bad guys in the never-ending struggle to defend and expand the blessings of freedom and democracy. By calling it a fairy tale, I don’t mean that there’s no truth to … [Read more...] about U.S.-Saudi bond has been awkward from the beginning; WaPo offers an update
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJulian E. Barnes Oct. 23, 2018 WASHINGTON — The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on the operation. The campaign, which includes missions undertaken in recent days, is the first known overseas cyberoperation to protect American elections, including the November midterms. The operations come as the Justice Department outlined on Friday a campaign of “information warfare” by Russians aimed at influencing the midterm elections, highlighting the broad threat the American government sees from Moscow’s influence campaign. Defense officials would not say … [Read more...] about U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian October 3, 2018 10:24 am Change Font Size At times reformist, at times conformist, at times proactive, at times inactive- Justice Gogoi has exhibited contrasting traits in his judicial career so far. It might be ironic that the new Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is generally perceived as reticent by the legal fraternity, has made the most ground breaking revelation regarding the administration of Supreme Court this year. His participation in the unprecedented judges’ press conference held in January 12 was by itself an act of fortitude, considering the fact that he was the next in line to be the Chief Justice of India, after the then CJI Dipak Misra. So the stakes was high for Justice Gogoi. Not only did he endorse the no-confidence expressed by the other three senior judges regarding the administration of Supreme Court under CJI Dipak Misra, he also gave an indication of the immediate … [Read more...] about What To Expect Of The New CJI Ranjan Gogoi?
Karoun Demirjian and Amy Gardner, The Washington Post Published 6:57 pm PDT, Sunday, September 23, 2018 President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Senators make their opening statements during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 4. President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Senators make their opening statements during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 4. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara Photo: Alex Brandon/Associated Press July 9: President Donald Trump selects Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme CourtTrump selected Kavanaugh, a judge on the court of appeals for the D.C. circuit, to replace the retiring Kennedy. On the night of the announcement, Kavanaugh … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary panel’s top Democrat calls for delay in Kavanaugh hearing after new allegation