Archive for January, 2018


The Nightshift: 17 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Wednesday, 17 January 2018  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.

Welcome to 2018.

Steve Bannon was at Congress yesterday to answer questions behind closed doors. It’s the first of several such interviews he will face. The next one–expected before the end of the month–will be with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Bannon, who did not answer a lot of questions in Congress (the White House evoked a broad form of executive privilege), will face a detailed and intense grilling from Mueller and his team.

In other parts of Congress, expect nothing. The town is frozen–both in terms of temperature and activity–as the Democrats want DACA reform and the Republicans want funding for the government, which runs out of money this coming Friday. Compromise is not imminent.

A false missile warning was triggered in Japan,in a situation eerily similar to the one that caused widespread panic in Hawaii.

A giant oil spill is now spreading in the China sea. The oil was released after the collision between an oil tanker and a ship.

The cold that has gripped the Southern and Eastern United States continues. Texas faces another deepfreeze day and night while the Southeast is facing more snow and freezing temperatures.

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine. 

Today is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. With the cold temps across the U.S., a good day to celebrate.

The Detroit Auto Show has unveiled a host of new vehicles–most of them SUVs–in a show that has been heralded as one of the last celebrations of the automobile culture as we know it. 

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Glove (Boston)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1564 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE 


Schools Out

A winter storm is closing in on Houston, Texas, a part of the country that doesn’t get a lot of snow and ice. The result has been over-coverage by the local TV stations’ weather departments (it’s Emmy time!) and a flood of closings, the most visible being the schools and school districts that have completely called it a day before the day even started. Those who have lived in the northeast, where events are cancelled and schools are closed after the actual weather can be determined will find humor and irony in the fact that the closings below are based on the “prediction” of how bad the weather will be or might become.

Here’s the list–it’s a snow day for a lot of students, without, of course, the snow.

Abbey Academy Daycare and Preparatory School

Academy of Accelerated Learning

Aldine ISD

Alief ISD

Alvin ISD

American Intercontinental University

Anahuac ISD

Anderson-Shiro Schools

Annunciation Orthodox School

Art Institute of Houston

Ascension Episcopal School and ELP

Assumption Catholic School

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Awty International School

BakerRipley Promise Community Schools, community centers and offices

Barbers Hill ISD

Bay City ISD

Beatrice Mayes Institue

Bellville ISD

Big Little School

Brazos ISD

Brazosport College

Brightwood College – North Houston Campus

Champions School of Real Estate – Houston campuses

Channelview ISD

Clear Creek ISD

Cleveland ISD

College of the Mainland

Columbia-Brazoria ISD

Columbus ISD

Conroe ISD

Cornerstone Christian Academy

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Prep School

Crosby ISD

Cy-Fair ISD

Cypress Christian School

Day One Christian Academy

Dayton ISD

Dickinson ISD

East Bernard ISD

East Chambers ISD

Faith West Academy

Fort Bend Christian Academy

Fort Bend ISD

Fortis College

Fortis Institute

Galena Park ISD

Galveston ISD

Galveston College

Goddard School of Crossroads

Goddard School of Energy Corridor

Goodrich ISD

Goose Creek ISD

Harmony Public Schools

Hempstead ISD

Heritage Christian Academy

Houston Baptist University

Houston Can Academy

Houston Community College

Houston Gateway Academy – all campuses

Houston ISD

Huffman ISD

Hull-Daisetta ISD

Humble ISD

Huntsville ISD

International Leadership of Texas – all campuses

Jewel’s Learning Center

John Cooper School

Katy Adventist School

Katy ISD

KIPP Houston Public Schools

Klein ISD

La Porte ISD

Lee College

LeTourneau University

Liberty ISD

Livingston ISD

Lone Star College – all locations

Magnolia ISD

Meadow Montessori School

MeyerPark Elementary Charter School

MIAT College of Technology

Montgomery ISD

Navasota ISD

New Caney ISD

New Wavery ISD

Onalaska ISD

Palacious ISD

Park Point Montessori

Pasadena ISD

Pearland ISD

Post Oak School (both campuses)

Prairie View A&M University

Presbyterian School

Resurrection Catholic School

Rhodes School – all campuses

Rice University

Richard Milburn Academy

River Oaks Baptist School

Royal ISD

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School

San Jacinto College

Santa Fe ISD

Sealy ISD

Second Baptist School

Shadow Creek High School

Sheldon ISD

Shepherd ISD

Southminster School

Splendora ISD

Spring Branch ISD

Spring Woods Christian Academy

Stafford Municipal School District

Strake Jesuit

St. Agnes Academy

St. Cecilia Catholic School

St. Christopher Catholic School

St. Francis de Sales Catholic School

St. Helen Catholic School

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School

St. Michael Catholic School

Sugar Creek Montessori campuses

Sugar Mill Montessori School

Sweeny ISD

Talent Unbound – Katy

Talent Unbound – Champions

Tarkington ISD

Texas A&M University

Texas City ISD

Texas Health School

Texas Serenity Academy Charter School

Texas Southern University

Texas Woman’s University – Houston campus

The ACC campus – all locations

The University of St. Thomas

The Monarch School

The Woodlands Center for Sam Houston State University

The Woodlands Christian Academy

The Village School in West Houston

Tomball ISD

True Cross Catholic School

Two Dimensions Charter School District

UHCL – Pearland

Universal Technical Institute – Houston Campus

University of Texas

University of Houston – all locations

Varnett Public School

Veritas Christian Academy of Houston

Waller ISD

Wharton County Junior College

Wharton ISD

Westbury Christian School

Willis ISD

Wonderland Private School

Yellowstone Academy

Yes Preps schools and offices – all locations

Yorkshire Academy


The Nightshift: 16 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Tuesday, 16 January 2018  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.

America took a break yesterday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with parades and demonstrations across the country honoring the fallen civil rights leader. It was a day celebrated with perhaps more emotion than in previous years, due to the tense atmosphere in Washington, D.C. created by comments credited, allegedly, to President Trump.

The big debate in Washington now is “he said, he said”, referring to President Trump’s very derogatory comments on immigration from Haiti and Africa. Trump loyalists, who were in the meeting, are refuting claims by others in the meeting that Trump used the “s” word in describing those countries. As expected, it’s another round of drama, served up from a White House that has an endless supply of it. In the meantime, DACA and a government shutdown loom. Happy legislating!

The U.S. oil industry has bounced back from a recession a few years ago, and is now delivering 10 million barrels of oil per day. The increase in production is due to the surge in shale oil production.

Weather in the United States is still dominated by a cold wave that is working its’ way south, leaving snow and ice on an area of the South that sees such precipitation infrequently. Expect cancelled flights and delays (and drive carefully).

Delores O’Riordan, the leader singer of the Irish band the Cranberries, has died in London. At this point, the death appears to be from “natural causes”. Ms. O’Riordan was 46.

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine. 

Today is National Nothing Day. No celebrations, demonstrations, observing, honoring. Just Nothing. For the entire day. If you feel like you must celebrate, it’s also National Fig Newton Day, and really, who among us wouldn’t celebrate the wonder of the Fig Newton?

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Glove (Boston)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1562 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE 


The Nightshift: 15 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Monday, 15 January 2018  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift .

Welcome to 2018.

The NFL playoffs continued yesterday. In an unexpected shootout in Pittsburgh, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Steelers 45-42 and in the late game, the Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24, with a last second, 61 yard touchdown pass that’s being called the “miracle in Minnesota”. Next weekend: two playoff games to determine the teams that will go to the Superbowl, with the Vikings playing the Eagles for one spot and the Patriots playing the Jaguars for the other spot.  Also in sports: The Australian Open is in progress now. Venus Williams lost in straight sets and is out; Serena Williams withdrew; Novak Djokovic is returning to competition for the first time since mid 2017.

The repercussions of the false Hawaii ballistic missile alert are going to be ongoing for quite some time. Obviously, the current warning system is not fail-safe and the possible consequences of such a false broadcasted alert could include actually starting a war between the U.S. and North Korea. Sobering. Better tighten up.
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Dan Gurney, successful as both a race car driver and race car builder (and entrant), has died at the age of 86. Gurney was one of a group of great drivers that came out of California in the fifties and sixties to become world class drivers and champions.

An airplane in Turkey slid off the runway and halfway down a cliff. There were no injuries.

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine. 

Today is Martin Luther King Day. Think about how much change he brought to America and the price he paid for working for freedom for all people.

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Glove (Boston)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. Video of Hawaii Missile Alert courtesy of our friends at the Washington Post and YouTube. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1561 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE 


The Nightshift: 14 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Sunday, 14 January 2018  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift .

Welcome to 2018.

Incoming: Hawaii (and the West Coast) was rattled by an emergency alert that said “Ballistic Missile Inbound to Hawaii. Seek Immediate Shelter. This is not a drill.” The alert popped up on  Hawaiian television and radio as well as on cell phone causing understandable panic across the state. Approximately 40 minutes later, another message went out saying the emergency alert was a false alarm. The government is investigating; initial reports said that the warning was a result of an employee “pushing the wrong button during a shift change”. It’s the constant tension with North Korea that makes such a warning so very, very real to the residents of Hawaii and other western states. Any chance this could have been hacking?
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Sportscaster Keith Jackson, the longtime voice of college football, has died. He was 89 and college football will never be the same without him. More on Jackson in a separate post.

The Daily Grope: The New York Times, in a front page story, reports that famous and powerful fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino are alleged to have engaged in sexual harassment of male models. The Times article includes reporting from 15 different male models and details the often inappropriate behavior that infests the fashion industry.

The NFL playoffs continue today, with the Jaguars facing the Steelers and, later, the Saints playing the Vikings. Yesterday, The Philadelphia Eagles, with backup quarterback Nick Foles running the offense, beat last year’s Superbowl finalist Atlanta Falcons 15 to 10 and, in the evening game, the New England Patriots lead by Tom Brady destroyed an overmatched Tennessee Titans team 35-14. Today will be another good day to watch some NFL playoff football. or the  SONY open, from Hawaii, if you’re up for warm weather and golf.

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine. 

Today is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (we’d recommend on rye). But..if you’re not into hot pastrami sandwiches, it’s also National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Take your choice.

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. Video of Hawaii Missile Alert courtesy of our friends at the Washington Post and YouTube. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1560 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE 


The Nightshift: 13 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Saturday, 13 January 2018  and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .

Welcome to 2018.

Winter Storm Hunter continues to create problems for upper-mid-America and the East Coast. The Northeast has yet to fully recover from the “bomb cyclone” that hit earlier this month. More snow and ice is expected on the Upper East coast and even parts of Texas could get snow and/or sleet as an Arctic Blast continues to sweep across the country.

The Wall Street Journal published a report on Friday that the President’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid off an adult film star, Stormy Daniels, to remain quiet about an alleged encounter she had with the President in 2006. As expected, the White House has vehemently denied the allegations. The payoff was made one month before the 2016 Presidential elections; at the time of the alleged incident, Mr. Trump had been married to Melania Trump for a about a year. Are more private payoffs about to become public?

No Go: President Trump’s trip to London and the United Kingdom has been cancelled. The English have made it politely clear that it’s not time for him to visit and the President got the message. Not such a bad thing, however; he’s got plenty to do at home.

The death toll in the California mudslides has risen to 18 victims as the search continues for three missing people.

The NFL playoffs are on tap today, with four games scheduled. Today, the Falcons play the Eagles, and the Titans face the Patriots. Tomorrow. It’s the Jaguars against the Steelers and the Vikings against the Saints. With all the cold weather across the country, it’s a good weekend to stay in and watch professional American football (or tune into the SONY open, from Hawaii, if you’re in the mood for golf).

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine. 

Today is National Rubber Ducky Day. Toss a few in the bath today.

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1559 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE 


“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art….”

--Andy Warhol, one of the 20th Century's most prolific artists

The Nightshift: 12 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Friday, 12 January 2018  and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .

Welcome to 2018.

S**T Storm. The President has been accused of using less-than-complimentary language when discussing immigration policy in a White House meeting. The President is now denying that he used the word/language, but the story allegedly came from someone at the meeting. Oh my.

Perhaps the greatest wildcatter, legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens is shutting down his energy trading hedge fund. Pickens is 89 years old and said that declining health and disappointing returns in energy trading were the reasons to scale back. Pickens will do his future investing through a “family office” style operation. His presence and common sense in investments will be missed.

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine. 

Today is National Pharmacists Day. Say thank you to the people who look after your meds.

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1557 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE 


“A goal is a dream with a deadline….”

--Napoleon Hill, author of the classic "Think and Grow Rich"

The Nightshift: 11 January 2018

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Good morning, it’s Thursday, 11 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .

Welcome to 2018.

The hunt continues for missing people in the California mudslides. So far, 17 people have been reported to have died in the mudslides. The weather event is just another in a high profile series of natural disasters that are plaguing one of America’s greatest states.

Again: Trump is backing up on the DACA position that he voiced in a televised cabinet meeting on Tuesday. By Wednesday, he had reversed that position, leaving everyone who was in the room on Tuesday completely confused.

Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury:Inside the Trump White House” remains the number one selling book in the United States and the central topic of debate across the cable news channels. The Trump White House has been unable to blunt the very deprecating picture the book paints of the administration.

There is increasing disappointment with the recent ruling that would ban drilling along the Florida Coast  while allowing it along other coastal areas of the United States. Did Florida get a pass because of Mar-A-Lago? Expect debate and contentiousness–especially from California.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, is now the richest man in the world with wealth estimated at over 100 billion dollars. He did all from scratch, starting in 1994.

Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 

Speculation that President Donald J. Trump would sit down for an interview (deposition?) with Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a heavy topic of discussion in Washington this week. Mueller doesn’t need to interview Trump; the probability that he has the documents, facts, and evidence already for any possible charges against Trump and his campaign is very high.

The Daily Grope: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has admitted to an extramarital affair, but denied allegations that he engaged in blackmail to keep the affair a secret. Another pious politician behaving badly. And, five more women have accused actor James Franco of inappropriate sexual behavior.


Denise LaSalle, an under appreciated rhythm and blues singer (who doesn’t love “Trapped by This Thing Called Love”) has died at the age of 78 after complications from surgery. 

Today is National Milk Day. Got milk?

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

The Fine Print: Photo embed courtesy of our friends at GettyImages.com who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. This image has not been altered in any way. We thank them for sharing. Video embed courtesy of our friends at YouTube.com. We thank them for sharing. The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1555 for this site. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications. It’s rapid iteration. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.HE