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    Democrats have a bright future — but only if they can fight on multiple fronts and avoid distraction
    Jun10

    Democrats have a bright future — but only if they can fight on multiple fronts and avoid distraction

    Kamala Harris; Adam Schiff (Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes/Alex Brandon) If there’s one thing Democrats need to learn to do right now, it’s multitask. In effect, to claw its way back to power, the opposition party must walk and chew gum at the same time. President Donald Trump and the Republican leadership have offered Democrats such a...

    BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree
    Jun10

    BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree

    Yet another Trump appointee blunder. Another of President Donald Trump’s nominees has been caught fudging their academic and professional bonafides, according to The Hill.Joseph Otting — Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency — reportedly lied when he said on his resume that he holds a...

    Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine
    Jun10

    Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine

    Pretending to be a reporter for Le Monde, the assassin pulled a gun and fired during an interview with two well-known soldiers in the war against separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Explosion at U.S. embassy in Kiev investigated as terrorism
    Jun10

    Explosion at U.S. embassy in Kiev investigated as terrorism

    Although the U.S. embassy in Kiev denies an explosive device thrown over the fence just after midnight Wednesday evening was a terrorist act, the Ukrainian police are not so sure. There were no injuries in the blast. U.S. officials consider the explosion too small to be considered terrorism. “We can … …read more Source: The...

    These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
    Jun09

    These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe

    Alisa Poplavskaya’s workshop on mindfulness was one of the offerings at the recent Junction conference on “transitions,” which drew more than 160 young Jewish adults to the German capital. (Bokeh Graphik/JDC) BERLIN (JTA) — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to...

    3 winners and 4 losers from the stunning UK election
    Jun09

    3 winners and 4 losers from the stunning UK election

    LONDON — Most of the United Kingdom appears to be in shock. Prime Minister Theresa May, once considered a virtual lock to dominate the 2017 election, actually lost 12 seats in the UK’s Parliament — enough to no longer control a majority. The Labour Party, led by left-wing insurgent Jeremy Corbyn, gained nearly 30. It’s a stunning...

    What Is the Future of NATO?
    Jun09

    What Is the Future of NATO?

    Jacob Heilbrunn Security, Europe What is the future of NATO? How significant is the debate over Article V? What policy should Washington adopt towards Ukraine? Will the German Bundeswehr play an increasingly important role in coming years? Does the American nuclear force need to be modernized or is the cost simply prohibitive? Philip M....

    Congress Is Gearing up for More Russia Sanctions
    Jun09

    Congress Is Gearing up for More Russia Sanctions

    Jacob Heilbrunn, Dimitri Alexander Simes Politics, Editor’s Note: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our Facebook page to see more of these events) Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, sat down with Dimitri Alexander Simes, a reporter-intern at the National Interest, to discuss the Trump administration, the GOP...

    Glavin: Canada’s oldest and best friends are barely functioning
    Jun09

    Glavin: Canada’s oldest and best friends are barely functioning

    The political chaos that has paralyzed the United Kingdom with the crippling of Theresa May’s Conservative government at the polls Thursday is an instructive illustration of the disruptive anxiety and exhaustion sweeping the West that Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland warned about in her address to the House of Commons this week. A...

    Cardinal Lubomyr Husar laid to rest in crypt of Patriarchal Cathedral in Kyiv
    Jun09

    Cardinal Lubomyr Husar laid to rest in crypt of Patriarchal Cathedral in Kyiv

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Funeral services for Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, the former primate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) who died on May 31, were held in Lviv and Kyiv from June 1 through June 5. The divine liturgy and the burial rite for Cardinal Husar took place at the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of […] …read more...