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    Is Donald Trump fueling a mass extinction of democracy across the planet?
    Mar11

    Is Donald Trump fueling a mass extinction of democracy across the planet?

    (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy) 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 look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to...

    We Hear You: Don’t Prejudge the Worth of Trump’s Presidency 
    Mar11

    We Hear You: Don’t Prejudge the Worth of Trump’s Presidency 

    Editor’s note: Many in The Daily Signal’s audience are fed up with the continuing malice toward, and underestimation of, President Donald Trump. Today we begin with a sampling of related thoughts. Write us at letters@dailysignal.com.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: As Jarrett Stepman’s commentary suggests, evaluating a...

    EU’s Top Diplomat Travels To Ukraine As Anniversary Of Crimea Takeover Looms
    Mar11

    EU’s Top Diplomat Travels To Ukraine As Anniversary Of Crimea Takeover Looms

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is traveling to Kyiv on March 11 for talks with top Ukrainian government officials, ahead of the fourth anniversary of Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower
    Mar11

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin looks more invincible than at any other time in his 18 years in power. Since he was last elected in 2012, Russians have invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea, blanket-bombed Syria and been accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Putin has also claimed to have a scary new nuclear arsenal....

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower
    Mar11

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower

    Russian President Vladimir Putin looks more invincible than at any other time in his 18 years in power. Since he was last elected in 2012, Russians have invaded Ukraine, annexed … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower
    Mar11

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower

    Russian President Vladimir Putin looks more invincible than at any other time in his 18 years in power. Since he was last elected in 2012, Russians have invaded Ukraine, annexed … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Putin on alleged US election interference: I don’t care
    Mar11

    Putin on alleged US election interference: I don’t care

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren’t connected to his government. In an interview with American broadcaster NBC News that aired Saturday, Putin also suggested that some of the 13 Russian nationals indicted by the...

    Putin: Jews may be responsible for US election meddling
    Mar11

    Putin: Jews may be responsible for US election meddling

    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Jews or other minorities might have been behind attempts to interfere in the 2016 American presidential elections. In an interview with NBC News to air this weekend, Putin denied...

    Encrypted smartphones secure your identity, not just your data
    Mar11

    Encrypted smartphones secure your identity, not just your data

    Smartphones store your email, your photos and your calendar. They provide access to online social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and even your bank and credit card accounts. And they’re keys to something even more private and precious — your digital identity. Through their role in two-factor authentication systems, the most commonly...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Seeking NATO Membership Action Plan
    Mar11

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Seeking NATO Membership Action Plan

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reiterated that Kyiv is seeking a Membership Action Plan (MAP), a formal step toward joining NATO. Poroshenko, in a post on Facebook Saturday, said a MAP was Ukraine’s “next ambition” on the path toward eventual membership in the 29-country Western alliance. “This is what my letter...