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    The Ballad of Barack and Hillary
    Jul28

    The Ballad of Barack and Hillary

    Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle over American PowerBy Mark Landler Random House, 2016, 432 pp., $28 Anyone looking for a handy guide to foreign-policymaking in President Obama’s administration, and confirmation of Mr. Dooley’s pronouncement that “politics ain’t beanbag,” would do well to pick...

    European observers miss most of Ukraine war
    Jul28

    European observers miss most of Ukraine war

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine — As the afternoon shadows grow long, nocturnal creatures begin to stir. Green-clad soldiers strap on their helmets and load their guns, while white-clad European cease-fire observers pocket their notebooks, climb into their cars and drive away. Avdiivka, a warren of back streets eerily overgrown with years of untended...

    Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics
    Jul28

    Russia’s Pattern of Influencing Foreign Politics

    KYIV, Ukraine—If the FBI proves Russia is behind Friday’s leak of embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails, the revelation would be consistent with Russia’s pattern of clandestine and overt gambits to influence the politics of its perceived adversaries. “In the Putin era, Russia has been aggressive on many fronts, including...

    EU again chides Poland over rule of law, threatens sanctions
    Jul28

    EU again chides Poland over rule of law, threatens sanctions

    BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday escalated its dispute over Poland’s democratic credentials, giving Warsaw three months to fix perceived legislative flaws regarding the country’s top constitutional court or having EU sanctions move closer. Timmermans said the EU has recommended that three judges...

    What If Russia Invaded the Baltics—and Donald Trump Was President?
    Jul27

    What If Russia Invaded the Baltics—and Donald Trump Was President?

    In 2014, shortly after Russia forcefully intervened in Ukraine and admitted Crimea into the Russian Federation, Richard Shirreff stepped down as NATO’s deputy supreme allied commander Europe, one of the highest-ranking positions in the military alliance. The British general proceeded to do something highly unusual. He criticized the...

    Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
    Jul27

    Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ____ July 27 The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Democratic National Convention: Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was an obvious choice for a convention striving to be one – and much more apropos than his “America,” the adopted theme of the Bernie Sanders insurgency....

    Glavin: America faces a banana republic moment
    Jul27

    Glavin: America faces a banana republic moment

    If you’ve lately come to conclude that American democracy has degenerated into a hopelessly dystopian reality-television spectacle and it seems as though we’re all teetering at the abyss of a broken America that is no longer a force for good in the world, you are wrong. It’s worse than you think. It’s later than you think....

    Donald Trump Has Turned the Republicans Into the Party of Russia
    Jul27

    Donald Trump Has Turned the Republicans Into the Party of Russia

    The first excuse for Donald Trump’s amazing press conference on Wednesday, in which he called on the Russians to hack and publish the 30,000 emails wiped from Hillary Clinton’s home server, was: He was only joking.That excuse almost immediately dissolved. When Trump was asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta whether he would call on Vladimir...

    The Latest: Trump says he’ll look into issue of Crimea
    Jul27

    The Latest: Trump says he’ll look into issue of Crimea

    The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The Latest: Trump says he’ll look into issue of Crimea
    Jul27

    The Latest: Trump says he’ll look into issue of Crimea

    The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT): …read more Source: WAVE 3...