Monkey Cage: This is why Richard Nixon taped his White House conversations

The U.S. census is in trouble. This is why it’s crucial to what the nation knows about itself.; Venezuela’s government wants to write a new constitution. That way lies autocracy.; The Trump administration wants to send more military advisers to Afghanistan. Good luck with that.; Cybercriminals have just mounted a massive worldwide attack. Here’s how NSA secrets helped them.;
 
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This is why Richard Nixon taped his White House conversations
Nixon and others recorded conversations to gain political advantage and help write lucrative memoirs.
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The U.S. census is in trouble. This is why it’s crucial to what the nation knows about itself.
The census not only allocates seats for Congress — it provides the key data that determine where hospitals and schools go.
 
Venezuela’s government wants to write a new constitution. That way lies autocracy.
The nation meets four conditions for a constitutional process that ends in autocracy.
 
The Trump administration wants to send more military advisers to Afghanistan. Good luck with that.
This kind of assistance often goes to waste.
 
Cybercriminals have just mounted a massive worldwide attack. Here’s how NSA secrets helped them.
Hackers released NSA secrets — which have now been used by criminals to hold computers to ransom.
 
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