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Section: New Republic (USA)

    The Republicans’ Witch Hunt
    May18

    The Republicans’ Witch Hunt

    Every few weeks, Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress claim they’ve found something that will prove the Russia investigation was a sham—a “witch hunt,” in the president’s words—all along. Conservative media outlets build a steady drumbeat of hype, telling their audience that this is the proof they’ve been waiting...

    Robert Mueller’s Most Important Accomplishment
    May16

    Robert Mueller’s Most Important Accomplishment

    Thursday marks a year since Robert Mueller was appointment as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation, and in that time I’ve written a lot about the known unknowns of his work. We don’t know everyone he’s interviewed. We don’t know what evidence he’s gathered. We don’t know what further charges he...

    Why Do-Gooders Love Development Statistics
    May11

    Why Do-Gooders Love Development Statistics

    When National Public Radio radio host Gregory Warner visited Davos earlier this year, he discovered a dizzying world of ranks and stats, all designed to help guide investors and do-gooders. Representatives from India, Ukraine, Indonesia and other countries, he quickly realized, would pitch media and investors only about their top rankings, and...

    California Dreaming
    May09

    California Dreaming

    What, in the age of Donald J. Trump, should a Democrat be? It didn’t take long, after Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, for Democratic officials to descend into a desperate and often acrimonious argument about the future of the party. Did it still rest with white working-class voters in the Rust Belt—those factory...

    Armenia Is Breaking the Post-Soviet Mold
    May04

    Armenia Is Breaking the Post-Soviet Mold

    As the sun set over the Armenian capital of Yerevan on May 2nd, opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan made his way into the city’s central Republic Square to address a crowd of some 150,000 people. For almost three weeks, many of them had served alongside Pashinyan in a unprecedented and peaceful campaign of civil disobedience against the...

    No Direction Home
    May03

    No Direction Home

    For centuries, Europeans saw the bear as an intermediary between the human and animal worlds, promising superhuman might but also threatening descent into the inhuman. Medieval warriors venerated the animal in frenetic rituals, hoping to take on its fearsome power; male bears were said to kidnap and rape young women. Over time, the European bear...

    A Cold War Without Guard Rails
    Apr10

    A Cold War Without Guard Rails

    For more than a year, President Donald Trump’s advisors and party leaders have been trying, with no success, to change his friendly attitude towards Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now thanks to a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, launched by Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad, Trump is finally starting to sour on the Kremlin, tweeting...

    At What Point Can We Say Trump Is Sabotaging Russia Policy?
    Mar28

    At What Point Can We Say Trump Is Sabotaging Russia Policy?

    Self-help books often instruct their supplicants to consider the people with whom they surround themselves, as they provide support and guidance at the most critical moments in life. Britain, which understandably objects to having its sovereignty violated for an assassination attempt with a flashy Soviet-era nerve agent, would appear to be in...

    The Dangerous Incoherence of Trump’s Russia Policy
    Dec22

    The Dangerous Incoherence of Trump’s Russia Policy

    In 2014, the Republican Congress passed the loftily named Ukrainian Freedom Support Act, which permitted the sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law, but as The Washington Post reported, he “never authorized large commercial or government sales, a move widely seen as a de facto decision not to provide...

    The Open Secret About
Trump’s Collusion With Russia
    Dec21

    The Open Secret About Trump’s Collusion With Russia

    Donald Trump made countless startling statements during last year’s presidential campaign, but one—in Doral, Florida—may be coming back to haunt him. At a televised news conference on July 27, 2016, Trump delivered a direct message to Moscow. Not content with the fact that Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee, the candidate...

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