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The Democrats’ Dictator Problem – The Atlantic

If there’s one narrative that has united the disparate Democratic candidates when it comes to foreign policy, it’s this: In contrast to the current American president, who makes common cause with autocrats, they will champion democratic forces around the world. But during the party’s debate in South Carolina last night, that narrative fell apart. At […]

Nexhmije Hoxha, widow of Albania’s dictator, dies aged 99 – The Guardian

Albania Opponents of the communist regime under her husband’s rule say an ‘executioner has departed’ Nexhmije Hoxha, widow of Albania’s longtime Stalinist leader Enver Hoxha has died. Photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters Nexhmije Hoxha, the widow of Albania’s Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxha, died on Tuesday aged 99, her son said, having fallen dramatically from grace following his […]

In South Carolina, Democrats debated when a dictator is really a dictator. So what’s the answer? – Washington Post

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Five Ways William Barr Is Helping Trump Turn US Into a Dictatorship – Common Dreams

The 1% own and operate the corporate media. They are doing everything they can to defend the status quo, squash dissent and protect the wealthy and the powerful. The Common Dreams media model is different. We’re nonprofit. We rely on donations from our readers, not corporate advertisers. We don’t have wealthy investors or corporate executives […]

DeFi Can Now Choose to Run Trustless Zero-Knowledge Proofs

In an interview with Cointelegraph at the Stanford Blockchain Conference on Feb. 19, Stanford University cryptography Ph.D. student Ben Fisch described Supersonic as a trustless zero-knowledge proof system, also referred to as a zk-SNARK.  Fisch helped create a trustless zero-knowledge proof system designed specifically for decentralized finance.  Trustless versus trusted zk-SNARKs While zero-knowledge proof systems […]