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    Bumbling Trump campaign staffers like Sam Nunberg are haunting the Trump presidency
    Mar06

    Bumbling Trump campaign staffers like Sam Nunberg are haunting the Trump presidency

    Trump didn’t hire the best people. He got mired in the Russia scandal as a result. Starting Monday afternoon and going well into the evening, America watched a man melt down on live national television. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg repeatedly called into national television stations, most notably CNN and MSNBC, to vent about a...

    Jason Kenney has everything to lose
    Mar06

    Jason Kenney has everything to lose

    Jason Kenney at the Manning Networking Conference 2018 in Ottawa. (Dave Chan) The next chapter of Jason Kenney’s life began when the last one decisively ended, on federal election night 2015. Dozens of Conservatives held an impromptu wake for their government at the James Joyce Irish Pub in downtown Calgary. It was a favourite...

    Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Even Worse Than You’ve Been Led to Believe
    Mar06

    Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Even Worse Than You’ve Been Led to Believe

    Click here for reuse options! Data show the country is failing its lower and middle-income earners miserably. The more the ultra-rich prosper, the less they’re burdened with taxes, the greater the benefits for society as a whole. If you’re familiar with Republican economic theory of the past 40 years, you’ve probably heard this...

    Canada to bring up North Korea, Venezuela and Ukraine at Munich Conference
    Feb17

    Canada to bring up North Korea, Venezuela and Ukraine at Munich Conference

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has a long list of world crises she would like to discuss with her counterparts at the Munich Security Conference in Germany this weekend, according to Canadian officials. The North Korean nuclear crisis, the situation in Venezuela, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its continued support for...

    The Morning Vertical, February 12, 2018
    Feb12

    The Morning Vertical, February 12, 2018

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Briefing: Resurrecting Minsk In Munich
    Feb12

    The Briefing: Resurrecting Minsk In Munich

    Can Minsk be revived in Munich? Listen to the new Power Vertical Briefing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine: Allies say Saakashvili detained, faces deportation
    Feb12

    Ukraine: Allies say Saakashvili detained, faces deportation

    Allies of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president-turned opposition leader in Ukraine, say he was detained by masked men who they think acted on behalf of Ukrainian authorities. …read more Source: FOX...

    Nonfiction: Risking Everything for Democracy
    Feb12

    Nonfiction: Risking Everything for Democracy

    Marci Shore’s “The Ukrainian Night” describes the protesters of a still-unfinished revolution. …read more Source: The New York...

    Dutch Official Admits Lying About Meeting With Putin: Is Fake News Used by Russia or About Russia?
    Feb12

    Dutch Official Admits Lying About Meeting With Putin: Is Fake News Used by Russia or About Russia?

    Every empire needs a scary external threat, led by a singular menacing villain, to justify its massive military expenditures, consolidation of authoritarian powers, and endless wars. For the five decades after the end of World War II, Moscow played this role perfectly. But the fall of Soviet Union meant, at least for a while, that the Kremlin...

    Saakashvili Detained In Kyiv, Reports Say May Be Deported
    Feb12

    Saakashvili Detained In Kyiv, Reports Say May Be Deported

    Associates of opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili say he has been detained by “kidnappers” in Kyiv and voiced concern that he may be deported from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...