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Bolton’s Account

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In foreign policy , Trump
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On January 26, 2020
The New York Times has acquired a leaked draft of John Bolton’s book. If true – and there’s no reason to believe that the story is wrong or that Bolton is lying about key details – it pretty much confirms what journalists, investigators, and analysts have pieced together. But it does shed some light on […]
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There’s something really wrong going on here. President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for information he could use against political rivals came as he was being urged to adopt a hostile view of that country by its regional adversaries, including Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, current and former U.S. officials said. Trump’s conversations with Putin, Hungarian […]

Don’t Overthink It

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On September 25, 2019

The summary of the Trump’s phone call with Zelensky, as Paul argues, provides very strong evidence of corruption. Although likely only a partial account of what transpired in that single convers

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It’s Lawlessness All the Way Down

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In Trump
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On September 23, 2019
I still find it hard to believe that a minority of American voters, located in just the right places to activate flaws in our electoral system, gave the awesome power of the U.S. government over to a failing grifter with no vision beyond his immediate self-interest. But here we are, enjoying another round of idiot’s […]

Paul Manafort

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On January 28, 2018

Frank Foer’s piece on Paul Manafort just came out in the Atlantic. It’s a long read, but well worth your time.  Here’s a sample, from toward the end of the article: But Manafort mus

Ukraine

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On February 20, 2014

If you are like me, you know basically nothing about Ukraine and the protests going on there. This was tremendously useful. In part: More subtly, what this campaign does is attempt to reduce the socia

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