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    Is Donald Trump Fueling a Mass Extinction of Democracy Across the Planet?
    Mar08

    Is Donald Trump Fueling a Mass Extinction of Democracy Across the Planet?

    The warning signs are there, cautions “How Democracies Die” co-author Steven Levitsky. Earlier this week, during a freewheeling speech to Republican donors at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump cracked the following joke about Chinese leader Xi Jinping: “He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great. And...

    The National Endowment for (Meddling in) Democracy
    Mar08

    The National Endowment for (Meddling in) Democracy

    “They’re meddling in our politics!” That’s the war cry of outraged Clintonites and neocons, who seem to think election interference is something that Russians do to us and we never, ever do to them. But meddling in other countries has been a favorite Washington pastime ever since William McKinley vowed to “Christianize” the...

    Mueller’s focus falls on meeting in Seychelles
    Mar08

    Mueller’s focus falls on meeting in Seychelles

    By Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently contradicting...

    Mueller gathering evidence Team Trump sought secret back channel to Kremlin at Seychelles meeting
    Mar08

    Mueller gathering evidence Team Trump sought secret back channel to Kremlin at Seychelles meeting

    The Washington Post is reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller is gathering evidence that the Seychelles meeting in January 2017 involving a U.A.E. adviser and Trump-connected Erik Prince was aimed at creating a secret back-channel between the incoming Trump administration and Russia. The U.A.E. adviser, George Nader, is now reportedly...

    Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall
    Mar08

    Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Eurasia Today, everything and anything related to Russia in one way or another is an all-consuming affair. Early 1950’s America was a bad time to be a supporter of the Soviet Union or an associate of the Communist Party. Even a mere whiff of being in cahoots with a Russian could get you hauled before Sen. Joseph...

    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...

    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...

    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...