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I guess it’s not surprising that the Russians would see Trump as one of their own, an appealing figure to sell whatever. @DanaDelany The continuation of the story. Just a package of sugar in the Russian store. Trump is everywhere 😎 pic.twitter.com/mgesoK7RC8 — Julia Kits (@JuliyaKits) January 4, 2017 Share

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

I assume that I don’t need to spend a lot of time reminding readers of the following: The 2016 election was a breakout year for fake news, and much of that news aimed to delegitimize and demonize Hilary Clinton. Wikileaks not only supplied significant raw material for these efforts, but was also a vector of packaged disinformation on […]

Russia and Texas

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On June 23, 2015

I love the idea of the Russians going full Zimmerman Telegram and actively supporting Texas secessionists. I’m not even sure that stopping this is a bad thing for the rest of the nation. Share

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 stay down forever. Still, be real sad to see Putin suffer. Share

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 serfs in 1861, just two years before Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 (the two world leaders even corresponded about their […]

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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