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    How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?
    Nov12

    How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?

    Vladimir Putin (Credit: AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko) “And what, exactly, is there to be celebrating?” snapped Vladimir Putin’s press secretary on Oct. 25, a little more than a week before the 100th anniversary of what, in Soviet times, was lauded as the country’s greatest victory. On Nov. 7, 1917, Vladimir Lenin seized power in St....

    The best reporting on Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and, of course, George Papadopoulos
    Nov11

    The best reporting on Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and, of course, George Papadopoulos

    Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his protégé Rick Gates and the less well-known Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have all faced scrutiny before Monday. Here are our favorite stories on them. The Quiet American, Slate, April 28, 2016 “Manafort has spent a career working on...

    Trump: Putin “means it” when he denies Russian election meddling
    Nov11

    Trump: Putin “means it” when he denies Russian election meddling

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump told reporters that when Russian President Vladimir Putin once again denied that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, his claims were sincere, but a Kremlin officials denied that the two discussed the topic. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One on...

    Former FBI counter-spy on Mueller, Trump and Putin: “Russia is winning”
    Nov10

    Former FBI counter-spy on Mueller, Trump and Putin: “Russia is winning”

    Robert Mueller; Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Where there’s smoke, there is usually fire. It may seem like a month ago, but only last week a grand jury impaneled by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller issued the first indictments in the Russia scandal. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign...

    The attack on “fake news” is really an attack on alternative media
    Nov06

    The attack on “fake news” is really an attack on alternative media

    (Credit: Shutterstock/Salon) These are tough days to be a serious journalist. Report a story now, with your facts all lined up nicely, and you’re still likely to have it labeled “fake news” by anyone whose ox you’ve gored — and even by friends who don’t share your political perspective. For good measure, they’ll say...

    The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos
    Nov06

    The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Brendan Smialowski) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his protégé Rick Gates and the less well-known Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have all faced scrutiny before Monday. Here are our favorite stories on them. The Quiet American, Slate, April 28, 2016 “Manafort has spent a career...

    What new Russia investigation charges could mean for Trump
    Nov03

    What new Russia investigation charges could mean for Trump

    (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Five months into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of cooperation between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Americans are seeing the first legal maneuvers in the case. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates surrendered...

    It wasn’t just Hillary: Russian hackers have been targeting lots of high-profile people
    Nov02

    It wasn’t just Hillary: Russian hackers have been targeting lots of high-profile people

    (Credit: tommaso79 via iStock/Salon) A new report reveals that a digital hit list attributed to Russian hackers contained extensive targets far beyond the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The digital hit list revealed that a hacking group known as Fancy Bear — which experts have long believed was connected to the Russian government — tried...

    Mueller indictments beg the questions: why Manafort? Why Papadopoulos? Why now?
    Nov02

    Mueller indictments beg the questions: why Manafort? Why Papadopoulos? Why now?

    Robert Mueller; Paul Manafort; Donald Trump (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) Events of this week are making clear that the Spring of 2016 was a pretty important time in American politics. Let’s take a trip back in time and have a look at what we knew back then – and moreover, what we didn’t know. By the Spring of last year, Donald Trump had...

    Mueller investigation divides right-wing media from reality
    Nov01

    Mueller investigation divides right-wing media from reality

    Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) The ink was barely dry on the first indictments and pleading from special counsel Robert Mueller, and the country was already hearing two vastly different accounts of what’s at stake, what it means and where we go from here. Those...

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