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    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...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    Putin is a Distraction
    Jul27

    Putin is a Distraction

    “If Trump wins (or comes close),” Vox’s Timothy Lee wrote on Twitter earlier this week, “liberals are going to need a better answer than writing half the electorate off as racist.”As the possibility that Trump will indeed win (or come close) starts to look less remote, liberals are already experimenting with a different answer—one that we...

    Trump Used To Say He Was Pals With Putin. Now He Says They Never Met.
    Jul27

    Trump Used To Say He Was Pals With Putin. Now He Says They Never Met.

    PHILADELPHIA ― After months of claiming a close relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump now says he doesn’t really know him at all.“I never met Putin. I don’t know who Putin is,” the Republican presidential nominee said Wednesday at a Florida news conference. “He said one nice thing about me. He said I’m a...

    A Night On The Streets With Madrid’s Homeless
    Jul27

    A Night On The Streets With Madrid’s Homeless

    MADRID, Spain ― Day and night, Madrid’s streets are sprinkled with homeless people. Many of them spend their nights outside supermarkets, tobacco shops, churches or other institutions, with only cardboard for mattresses. Passers-by sometimes acknowledge the homeless with spare pocket change; other times, they just keep walking.Homelessness...