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    How many investigations are going on?
    May19

    How many investigations are going on?

    James Comey, second from right, was fired as FBI director by Donald Trump, but his former colleagues continue to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Fingers can hardly count the inquiries underway toward the Trump administration. At least eight government bodies are investigating the president and...

    Fact: America’s Military Might Peaked in the 1990s (And Its Not Coming Back)
    May19

    Fact: America’s Military Might Peaked in the 1990s (And Its Not Coming Back)

    Robert Farley Security, And the reasons are simple. A wise man once pointed out that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. Relative to the 1970s and 1980s, the United States is almost incomparably powerful and secure, enjoying presumptive military advantage over any opponent or plausible coalition of opponents....

    Ukraine blocks popular Russian-owned social media sites, saying it’s a matter of national security
    May19

    Ukraine blocks popular Russian-owned social media sites, saying it’s a matter of national security

    Ukraine’s new blocking of popular, Russian-owned social media sites has been met with opposition by human rights groups who consider the move to restrict access to information more in line with authoritarianism than democracy. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, compared the… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Assailants Attack Ukrainian LGBT Activists and Police, Burn Rainbow Flag
    May19

    Assailants Attack Ukrainian LGBT Activists and Police, Burn Rainbow Flag

    Assailants attacked gay and transgender rights activists and torched a rainbow flag at a small rally in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Law enforcement officials said on May 18 that two police officers were hospitalized after police tried to disperse a group of about 30 assailants in the center of the eastern city. Video footage from the May 17...

    Inspiration Village: ‘Let’s have the guts to try it in Ottawa’
    May19

    Inspiration Village: ‘Let’s have the guts to try it in Ottawa’

    Goodbye, parking spots. Hello, hip and edgy performance and exhibition space. That’s the gist of Inspiration Village, which for the next 110 days will radically transform the western end of York Street in the ByWard Market. While the installation’s leadup has seen some complaints about lost parking and the possible exploitation of...

    Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea
    May19

    Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea

    Canada is seriously concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in the Crimean peninsula under Moscow’s rule, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a statement commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944. “We reiterate our unreserved condemnation of...

    Ahhh Michael Cohen Reappears

    CNN just reported that a team of outside advisers to the President have been meeting today to bring in more lawyers to help the President in light of the appointment of a special counsel. That is not abnormal. Presidents who have been in some sense the focus of investigations like this have often, probably usually, hired outside lawyers beyond...

    Ahhh Michael Cohen Reappears

    CNN just reported that a team of outside advisers to the President have been meeting today to bring in more lawyers to help the President in light of the appointment of a special counsel. That is not abnormal. Presidents who have been in some sense the focus of investigations like this have often, probably usually, hired outside lawyers beyond...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...