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    How Trump followed a Russian map straight to Paul Manafort
    Sep23

    How Trump followed a Russian map straight to Paul Manafort

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla) It’s been the question right from the start, hasn’t it? Why Russia? And when you consider the Russians, why Trump? Well, I think I’ve got the answer: sanctions. What the Obama administration did, in effect, was put sanctions on fun, and Trump’s deal with the Russians was to...

    Letter to the editor: Paul Manafort and me in Ukraine
    Sep23

    Letter to the editor: Paul Manafort and me in Ukraine

    Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) After reading our Trump-Russia Timeline, Francine “Fran” Curro Cary wrote to us about her experiences in Ukraine as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her letter to the editor has been lightly edited for clarity. Paul Manafort had been busy working in Ukraine when I arrived in 2009 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Our...

    Who in the hell is Felix Sater?! Everything you were afraid to ask about this suddenly important person
    Sep09

    Who in the hell is Felix Sater?! Everything you were afraid to ask about this suddenly important person

    Felix Sater (Credit: Salon/Ilana Lidagoster) (In this brand new, hastily conceived premise, Salon will use the otherwise unlimited space of the site to profile a person in the news who has, until recently, lived largely under the radar. And by under the radar, we mean above gratuitous satire.) LEGAL FAKE NAME: Felix Henry Sater (born Felix...

    Why tourists go to sites associated with death and suffering
    Aug27

    Why tourists go to sites associated with death and suffering

    FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo the entrance with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is pictured at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial Thursday, Feb....

    22 ways Sean Hannity has tried to undermine the Russia probes
    Aug07

    22 ways Sean Hannity has tried to undermine the Russia probes

    FILE – In this March 18, 2016, file photo, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is “bad for America” in an interview that aired on CBS’ “Sunday...

    America’s carbon-pusher in chief
    Aug05

    America’s carbon-pusher in chief

    (Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Who says President Trump doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy? Pundits and critics across the political spectrum have chided him for failing to articulate and implement a clear international agenda. Look closely at his overseas endeavors, though, and one all-too-consistent pattern emerges:...

    Trump’s next military scapegoat: Foreign-born service members targeted by Pentagon

    (Credit: Getty/John Moore) The White House is currently celebrating “American Dream Week,” part of a gimmicky branding scheme meant to highlight President Donald Trump’s achievements. So far during this celebration Trump has unveiled his new immigration plan, saying he wants immigrants “who speak English,” and now the Civil Rights Division...

    The myth about Trump’s generals
    Aug03

    The myth about Trump’s generals

    John F. Kelly; Michael Flynn; H.R. McMaster (Credit: AP/Moises Castillo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Susan Walsh) I know it’s asking a lot, but can you remember all the way back to January, not long after Trump was inaugurated, when Republican and Democrat establishment types were still reaching for reasons not to get too alarmed by the man...

    How 9/11 led to President Donald Trump
    Aug03

    How 9/11 led to President Donald Trump

    (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Thomas Shanahan) It is sometimes hard to locate the genesis of a catastrophe. Most examples of societal breakdown are preceded by a long period of decay, before a moment of truth sets a country on an irreversible downward plummet. The French Revolution came about after years of costly wars, leading to a...

    Trump’s foreign policy: Bizarre and inconsistent, or more strategic than we think?
    Jul30

    Trump’s foreign policy: Bizarre and inconsistent, or more strategic than we think?

    (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez/Efrem Lukatsky) When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed something Russia had been seeking for years, it also, more importantly, made...

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