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    Cohen: Why we ought to worry about democracy’s retreat globally
    May01

    Cohen: Why we ought to worry about democracy’s retreat globally

    Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada lives on public platforms. She lectures often, at home and abroad, and collects laurels celebrating her shimmering career (including 38 honorary degrees) like loose change. As a decorated jurist of 42 years, she contemplates law and society as a quotidian challenge. So there she was two weeks...

    Voices from Afghanistan
    May01

    Voices from Afghanistan

    “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Nearly a decade ago I sat, together with Catholic philosopher Michael Novak, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, James Billington. Novak had brought us together—he was a longtime friend of Billington—and I was there to pitch an idea. I wanted the Library of Congress to host...

    Rubin: Troll factory does greatest harm in Russia, not America
    May01

    Rubin: Troll factory does greatest harm in Russia, not America

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The building at 55 Savushkina St. that housed the infamous Russian internet “troll factory” that meddled in America’s 2016 election now appears empty. I saw a huge “For Rent” sign in one of its large windows facing the street. The main trolling operation has moved to an impersonal seven-story glass office building...

    Manafort Claims Deep State Leakers’ ‘Elaborate Hoax’ Boosted Mueller Probe
    May01

    Manafort Claims Deep State Leakers’ ‘Elaborate Hoax’ Boosted Mueller Probe

    Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort claimed in a court filing Monday evening that government leakers sought to boost Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and influence the grand juries that ultimately brought indictments against Manafort. The court document, filed in the case against Manafort brought in Virginia, zeroed in...

    NYT: Mueller’s questions for Trump focus on Manafort, Flynn, Comey, Sessions
    May01

    NYT: Mueller’s questions for Trump focus on Manafort, Flynn, Comey, Sessions

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has a long list of questions for President Donald Trump, and is seeking to ask him about everything from Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser, to whether or not Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to resign, according to a New York Times report.The Times reported on Monday night that Mueller had at...

    Disgraceful?!?
    May01

    Disgraceful?!?

    President Trump predictably went on a Twitter tear this morning about the New York Times scoop on what Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask him in the Russia probe. But don’t be misled! Trump calls it “disgraceful” that the Mueller team questions were leaked. But, but, but … the Times pegs Trump’s own legal team as the indirect...

    New Dawn or Swan Song? Czech Communists Eye Slice of Power After Decades
    May01

    New Dawn or Swan Song? Czech Communists Eye Slice of Power After Decades

    When the United States, Britain and France bombed Syria earlier this month, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis showed support for his Western partners one day before rowing back the next. The military strike turned from “inevitable” to an act described as changing nothing after Babis was rebuked by the far-left Communist party, showing...

    Breaking: Here are the questions for Trump leaked from Mueller’s investigation
    May01

    Breaking: Here are the questions for Trump leaked from Mueller’s investigation

    The New York Times claimed Monday that they had obtained a copy of the questions the special counsel Robert Mueller intended to ask President Trump in his investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion. Here’s the questions that were leaked “We have obtained a list of four dozen questions Mueller wants to ask Trump,”...

    Curzio Malaparte, Mon Amour
    May01

    Curzio Malaparte, Mon Amour

    I found Curzio Malaparte on my father’s bookshelf, between the volumes on Kosovo and Srebrenica. I was drawn in by the name, Kaputt, and when I turned it over, I was drawn even further in by the cover—the grin of devilish fake teeth floating in darkness on the New York Review Books edition. This was where I found him, and where I quickly...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Receives US Javelin Systems
    Apr30

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Receives US Javelin Systems

    Ukraine has received the first U.S. Javelin missiles and launch units, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday. In March the U.S. State Department approved the possible sale of Javelin systems to Ukraine at an estimated cost of $47 million. “I can confirm that the long-awaited weapon arrived in the Ukrainian army”...