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    What Russia did for Trump—A stream of stolen documents defined the campaign
    Dec09

    What Russia did for Trump—A stream of stolen documents defined the campaign

    When it comes to “what could Donald Trump do for Russia” there are multiple answers: cutting support for Ukraine, getting out of Russia’s way in Syria, dropping demands for human rights — and Trump has come through in all these areas. But the biggest thing that Russia wants is for Trump to drop US sanctions, particularly the sanctions...

    On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful my ancestors left Europe, and that America took them in
    Nov24

    On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful my ancestors left Europe, and that America took them in

    “I’ve got something I’d like to say.” That’s what I usually offer up as a preamble, as I try to get the attention of my kids and other family members gathered around the Thanksgiving table. It usually takes a couple of attempts, but once we’re all on the same page, I offer words of thanks for my ancestors. I talk about how...

    Trump melts down on Twitter yet again—White House staff, you’re still OK with this?
    Nov12

    Trump melts down on Twitter yet again—White House staff, you’re still OK with this?

    It’s a weekend, and that means that incompetent manchild Donald Trump is out of his damn gourd. Again. And since there is apparently nobody in his entire circle of would-be leaders and so-called brilliant minds who can convince him that the world does not need to know each and every one of his On The Toilet Thoughts, it means we’re...

    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Good morning, Vietnam
    Nov12

    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Good morning, Vietnam

    For a while there it seemed that international travel was having a slight edifying effect on Donald Trump’s tone and language. However, after leaving South Korea, it turns out that the effect was better defined as “being in artillery range.” Now that Trump is having cool PJ parties with Putin and smiling over the miracle of visiting...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia

    Over the weekend, information tied Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to a shipping company connected with Russian oligarchs working closely with Vladimir Putin. The shipper, Navigator Holdings, earns millions of dollars a year transporting gas for one of its top clients, a giant Russian energy company called Sibur, whose owners include the oligarch...

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross retains investment in company doing business with Putin family
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross retains investment in company doing business with Putin family

    Every single member of Trump’s administration is crooked, Wilbur Ross edition: After becoming commerce secretary, Wilbur L. Ross Jr. retained investments in a shipping firm he once controlled that has significant business ties to a Russian oligarch subject to American sanctions and President Vladimir V. Putin’s son-in-law, according...

    Paul Manafort is a crook at every possible scale
    Nov03

    Paul Manafort is a crook at every possible scale

    The indictments against Paul Manafort include some big numbers—like $75 million in illicit offshore accounts, and over $18 million laundered into the US through real estate purchases. But just because Paul Manafort was being crooked on a grand scale doesn’t mean he still didn’t enjoy the little things. For example … in 2012, Manafort...

    This week in science: pushback polls
    Oct01

    This week in science: pushback polls

    Republicans are back in the White House and the war on science is back on right where it left off in 2009. The usual suspects particularly dislike environmental science and climate research is at the top of that short shit list. But a new poll finds the public has become more skeptical of industry funded misinformation in the interim: More than...

    View from the Left: Trump, awash in Russia, pledges his undying commitment to U.S. sovereignty
    Sep23

    View from the Left: Trump, awash in Russia, pledges his undying commitment to U.S. sovereignty

    Who could have guessed it? Amid a week of daily revelations detailing the tangled web of connections between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian operatives, Trump used the world stage at the United Nations to profess his undying dedication to U.S. sovereignty. “I will always put America first,” he told attendees during his speech....

    Manafort was under investigation before, during and after his time working for Trump—for good reason
    Sep20

    Manafort was under investigation before, during and after his time working for Trump—for good reason

    Paul Manafort was under surveillance by the FISA court before, during, and after his six months as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. That wasn’t because President Obama both hated Donald Trump and somehow knew that Manafort would sign onto the Trump campaign. It’s because there are few people in the nation more deserving of...

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