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    Wheelchair user chosen as Russian entry at Eurovision
    Mar13

    Wheelchair user chosen as Russian entry at Eurovision

    MOSCOW (AP) — A woman who uses a wheelchair has been selected to represent Russia at the upcoming Eurovision song contest, seemingly putting an end to speculation that Russia might boycott the politically charged competition held in Kiev. …read more Source: CNS...

    What did Russia get in exchange for hacking our electorate?
    Mar13

    What did Russia get in exchange for hacking our electorate?

    Last week I wrote a detailed overview of what is publicly known about contacts between Donald Trump, his associates, and members of Russian government, intelligence agencies, and even mobsters. Despite their repeated claims that they didn’t meet or talk with any Russians before the election, we now know that Donald Trump himself met with...

    ‘America First,’ from Ukraine to Africa: How Trump has been a setback for democracy
    Mar13

    ‘America First,’ from Ukraine to Africa: How Trump has been a setback for democracy

    Under Donald Trump, the U.S. is slashing foreign aid and shifting its priorities to security above all else. Mark MacKinnon and Geoffrey York explore how that could set back struggles for human rights in two conflict-ridden regions …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Chooses Entry For Eurovision, Despite Threats Of Boycotts
    Mar13

    Russia Chooses Entry For Eurovision, Despite Threats Of Boycotts

    Russia has chosen Yulia Samoilova to represent the country at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, an event some Russian pop stars and lawmakers wanted to boycott. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump advisor Roger Stone communicated with DNC hacker “Guccifer 2.0” during the 2016 campaign
    Mar12

    Trump advisor Roger Stone communicated with DNC hacker “Guccifer 2.0” during the 2016 campaign

    Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime advisor, has admitted to exchanging what he claims are “completely innocuous” messages with the hacker or hackers who claim to have infiltrated the DNC during the 2016 presidential campaign. He told the Washington Times that he corresponded on Twitter with “Guccifer 2.0,” the self-described...

    The Daily Signal Won’t Be Bullied by the Establishment Media
    Mar12

    The Daily Signal Won’t Be Bullied by the Establishment Media

    “What’s a legitimate news outlet?” Apparently not The Daily Signal, if you believe the self-proclaimed arbiters of journalism who represent the “mainstream” media. The Washington Post published a story Friday with that audacious headline, questioning the “unusual” development of our White House correspondent’s handling pool coverage...

    Boris Johnson Warns Russians Could Hack Into U.K. Computers
    Mar12

    Boris Johnson Warns Russians Could Hack Into U.K. Computers

    U.K. foreign secretary Boris Johnson warned Sunday that the Russians have the ability to launch cyberattacks on the British electoral system. During an appearance on U.K. political talk show “Peston on Sunday,” the former London mayor said there’s plenty of reason to believe Russia could interfere.“We have no evidence the Russians are...

    A director on his new film about Syria: “We want people to look this tragedy in the face”
    Mar12

    A director on his new film about Syria: “We want people to look this tragedy in the face”

    “If we want the refugee problem to go away, we have to end this war.” —Evgeny Afineevsky A few weeks ago, I saw a screening of a new documentary film called Cries From Syria. It was a punishing watch. The film is raw, emotional, and relentlessly honest about the costs of war. The director, Evgeny Afineevsky, an American citizen who was born in...

    McCain on Trump-Russia probes: ‘Lot of shoes to drop from this centipede’
    Mar12

    McCain on Trump-Russia probes: ‘Lot of shoes to drop from this centipede’

    Arizona Sen. John McCain suggested Sunday “there’s a lot of shoes to drop” once more information is known about President Donald Trump and his associates’ ties to Russia.In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” McCain said he was troubled by a number of things with Russia, including the Republican Party...

    Trump’s Dictator Chic
    Mar12

    Trump’s Dictator Chic

    Every good brand needs a theme and an aesthetic, and President Donald Trump has spent decades cultivating both. The theme is success, wealth, winning, and the aesthetic is bright, brassy, loud—or, depending whom you ask, gaudy and fake. In person, the Trump look is that distinctive hair, oversized suits (apparently from the expensive Italian...