Tag Archives: Russia

Reporting on today’s ‘galloping absurdity’

In a recounting of today’s extraordinary events on the Hill, Charles Pierce, good writer, can teach me something about rhythm and momentum: But this bit of galloping absurdity paled next to what Swalwell later would call the “smokebombs” with which … Continue reading

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The steep price for electing a plutocrat

Applying Occam’s razor to a situation that at the moment looks and smells like swamp water makes no sense. We’re no closer to knowing what Donald Trump means to Vladimir Putin, Putin’s apparatchiks, and the billionaire kleptocrats in Russia other … Continue reading

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The Russia connections

David Corn insists we shouldn’t let disgraced national security advisor Michael Flynn fade away to a consulting or lobbying job or FOX News commentator. So what did they chat about? Did Flynn warn Kislyak not to mess with US democracy? … Continue reading

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“Words can hardly describe this horrifying act of violence”

I’ve read grumbling at the usual joints that Barack Hussein Obama hasn’t followed John McCain’s advice and done what Ronald Reagan did when, well, any horror confronted the United States. Andrew Rudalevige saved me the trouble of making the analogy … Continue reading

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“Leadership”: an all-purpose, nebulous placeholder

What with commentators and members of our legislative branch pining for the days of the Cold War, we’ve also seen the recrudescence of “leadership” and “resolve,” whose definitions go unquestioned by the courtier press. Larison shakes his head: The word … Continue reading

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