Investigative reporter, Climate and Environment team Education: Georgetown University, BA in Philosophy ; Oxford University, MA in Philosophy and German Desmond Butler is an investigative reporter on The Washington Post's climate and environment team. He previously reported for the Associated Press in Washington, Istanbul and New York. Butler's work has spotlighted unscrupulous military contractors, disinformation campaigns, nuclear smuggling and the "Cuban Twitter," a social media network secretly established by the United States to destabilize the government of Raul Castro. He also served as AP's chief correspondent in Turkey, where he covered Syria's civil war. Honors & Awards:
National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, honorable mention 2018: "Russian Hackers"
Overseas Press Club of America's Joe and Laurie Dine Award, 2017: “Islamic State: A savage Legacy”
Overseas Press Club of America's Best Investigative Reporting Citation, 2014: “America’s Secret Cuban Twitter”
While profiteers and crooks make their fortunes, medical workers across the United States have been rationing masks, recycling them and treating infected patients without them. In the absence of a White House strategy to supply the nation with adequate PPE, hospitals compete with states and the federal government on an international market so full of chicanery that nearly every transaction is suspect.
The federal government is asking Americans to stay home and limit gatherings. Yet, surgery centers are still open for elective procedures -- bariatric surgery, breast augmentation and cataract surgery. Many wonder why the federal and state governments are not being more aggressive about shutting them down.
Speaking to reporters at a panel sponsored by the Heartland Institute, a right-leaning think tank based outside of Chicago, Seibt argued that climate activists amounted to “climate alarmists.” She said Stefan Molyneux’s comments had been misconstrued by his critics.