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Useful Idiots

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On January 13, 2017
I only engaged on Facebook with random “leftists,” which in 2016 and 2017 is not about policy but rather about how much one hates the Democratic Party, one time in the months before the election. This was right before the election. I was told that there was no reason to vote for the Democrats since […]

The Warhead Gap!

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On December 24, 2016

Trump’s call for more nuclear weapons, reported NBC News, “boggle[d] nuclear experts“: While President Barack Obama has proposed a multibillion-dollar plan to modernize the aging U.S

Shakezula posted on the Washington Post story last night, and Scott beat me to it today. There’s nothing surprising in the general contours of the emerging reports: Russian agents and organs tried to influence the election. The goal wasn’t simply to undermine faith in American institutions but also to help Trump. We know that because, among […]

Putin

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On December 18, 2014

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Although I am always skeptical of moment of journalists using moments of crisis to write of leaders, domestic or international. After all, oil is not going to sta

Lindsey Graham is a very serious and intelligent man. After all, he believes this is what John Kerry and Barack Obama should be doing about Russia: Host David Gregory then asked Graham how the Kerry has failed in addressing the Malaysian plane and evidence that pro-Russia separatists likely shot down the plane with Russian weapons. […]

Sochi in History

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On February 8, 2014

I suppose there aren’t a whole lot of places in Russia where horrible things haven’t happened. But still: History has largely been kind to Alexander II, the Russian czar who freed the serf

Comply

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On August 16, 2013

I’m not particularly comfortable with the idea of boycotting the Winter Olympics in Russia because of the nation’s anti-gay laws. Mostly, I don’t think it’s fair to athletes to

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