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The Washington Post has a comprehensive report on Russian electoral interference and the Obama Administration’s attempt to handle it without unduly interfering with the US election. In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. It was a case that took almost no time […]
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No, it Really is that Bad

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On February 16, 2017
My default blogging mode is pretty snarky. I guess, in that respect, I’m an old-school academic blogger. The common approach now seems to be professional and scholarly. But sometimes it’s appropriate to set aside the snark—not in favor of scholarly detachment, but to articulate warranted fears. The United States is facing a major institutional crisis. While […]
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 […]

Model?

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On June 29, 2013

Interesting story here: On June 25, Chinese officials were confronted with what appears to be the first public legal challenge arising from the Snowden affair. Xie Yanyi, a Beijing-based human rights

Glenn Greenwald’s observations about how, in the context of the Wikileaks story, the usual symbiotic relationship between our government and Big Media is moving toward something like organic union reminded me that Hubert Wolfe’s clerihew translates well across the Atlantic: You cannot hope to bribe or twist (Thank God!) the British Journalist But when one […]
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