CNN, March 10, 2018
Socialism with Chinese characteristics? Beijing’s propaganda explained
(The phrase) explains how it can be that China is headed by a Communist Party yet has abandoned some of the main things typically associated with Marxism, such as working toward a future in which wealth is fairly evenly distributed,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of history at University of California, Irvine.
The Guardian, March 12, 2018
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: ‘Resistance is the best way of keeping alive’
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o believes in the imagination. Perhaps that seems obvious for the decorated Kenyan novelist, [UCI Distinguished Professor], scholar and playwright, who’s been publishing for over 50 years. But imagination, and all art, for him, is not just a form of creativity; it’s a form of resistance. In his case, once imprisoned for his political beliefs, it was his most important possession in a brutal environment meant to break him.
USA Today, March 12, 2018
Did the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels break the law?
“The whole set of circumstances raise a number of red flags about potential campaign-finance violations that merit further investigation,” said Richard Hasen, an expert on election law at the University of California-Irvine.
San Francisco Examiner, March 11, 2018
LAPD ‘prepared for anything’ when Trump visits Southern California
This isn’t the first time a state has so vehemently opposed a sitting president, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. … Still, California stands out in that “you’ve never had a state as large and as economically and politically important to the nation and the world standing in outright opposition to a sitting president on a number of policies, including immigration,” DeSipio said.
Pacific Standard, March 9, 2018
Flooding, Heat Waves, and Destabilized Ecosystems: Here’s What the Next 100 Years of Climate Change Could Bring
The disappearance of sea ice disrupts the flow of nutrients to northern marine ecosystems, says study author J. Keith Moore, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California–Irvine and one of the developers of the Community Earth System Model that enables researchers to predict further into the future.