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    Sam Nunberg melts down on live TV
    Mar08

    Sam Nunberg melts down on live TV

    During the campaign Trump said over and over that he was going to hire “only the best people,” that he was going to “surround myself only with the best and most serious people.” Well, he hired them, and he’s paying for it every single day. One of the best people Trump hired was the wife-beater Rob Porter, stripped of his security clearance...

    Putin Praises Trump, Says US Political System Eating Itself
    Mar08

    Putin Praises Trump, Says US Political System Eating Itself

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, interviewed by Russian state television, lavished praise on President Donald Trump but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been “eating itself up.” Speaking in a series of interviews that were included in a documentary released Wednesday, Putin...

    For NYT, a Trillion Dollars’ Worth of A-Bombs Is ‘Little’ Response to Russia
    Mar08

    For NYT, a Trillion Dollars’ Worth of A-Bombs Is ‘Little’ Response to Russia

    “Russia has ramped up its arsenals,” and “US has done little in response”—except ramp up its own arsenal by more than the size of the entire Russian arsenal (New York Times, (3/5/18). For the New York Times, the US is always lagging behind the Russian menace. Previously, the Times has told us how America was losing the “scramble for the Arctic”...

    Brown suggests Trump ‘sanctuary’ suit against California driven by fear of Mueller probe
    Mar08

    Brown suggests Trump ‘sanctuary’ suit against California driven by fear of Mueller probe

    Gov. Jerry Brown of California suggested on Wednesday that pressure related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia contributed to the Trump administration’s decision to file a lawsuit challenging new California laws protecting immigrants.Speaking to reporters in...

    Russia’s Gas War on Ukraine Flames Out
    Mar08

    Russia’s Gas War on Ukraine Flames Out

    KYIV, Ukraine—After more than a week of snowstorms and gray skies, Monday morning dawned sunny and clear in Ukraine’s capital city. Similarly, on that day, the clouds had also somewhat parted over a forestalled gas war with Russia—albeit briefly. “The period of gas blackmail of our country by Russia has already passed,” Ukrainian President...

    Putin Praises Trump, Assails Sanctions, Vows To Defend ‘Great Power’ Russia
    Mar07

    Putin Praises Trump, Assails Sanctions, Vows To Defend ‘Great Power’ Russia

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin praised U.S. President Donald Trump as a “balanced” man he can negotiate with, but he also assailed the West for “illegitimate and unfair” Ukraine-related sanctions imposed on Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Has Donald Trump caused an existential crisis for political satire?
    Mar07

    Has Donald Trump caused an existential crisis for political satire?

    Director Armando Iannucci from the film ‘The Death of Stalin’ poses for a portrait in the YouTube x Getty Images Portrait Studio at 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Robby Klein/Getty Images) In his non-fiction book The Gulag Archipelago, the dissident author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn paints a scene wherein a...

    The Impossibility of Italian Politics
    Mar07

    The Impossibility of Italian Politics

    Italy has the best claim of any Western state to be the nursery of the most consequential political movements of the 20th century. This week’s Europe-shaking election in the peninsula emphasized that remarkable creativity, with dozens of parties, many with only local existences, vying for a slice of the vote. But the outcome may also mean...

    Russian company names an ice cream ‘Poor Jews’
    Mar07

    Russian company names an ice cream ‘Poor Jews’

    A company in Russia’s Tartarstan region sells an ice cream cone named “Poor Jews.” (Slavitsa) (JTA) — Jews in Russia’s Tatarstan region are objecting to a new ice cream called “Poor Jews.” The ice cream cone, announced last month by the Slavitsa company in Naberezhnye Chelny, 600 miles east of Moscow, is wrapped in an image of...

    Ukraine Struggles To Batten Down Cyberhatches As Russia Said To Expand ‘Testing Ground’
    Mar07

    Ukraine Struggles To Batten Down Cyberhatches As Russia Said To Expand ‘Testing Ground’

    A deputy head of the presidential administration and a pro-government hacker say Ukrainian institutions remain unprepared for Russian cyberattacks and in some cases have ignored advice to bolster their defenses. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...