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November 25th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in America, Biden, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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November 16th, 2020 - 5:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Russia

Trump’s latest conspiracy theory

By Jonathan Chait, writing in New York Magazine (read entire article here): “Rudy Giuliani, who Trump has entrusted with running his election challenge operation, explained the theory this weekend on Fox News. I am quoting the entire explanation because it is intricate, sweeping, and utterly, [...]

November 16th, 2020 - 12:06 am § in Russia

Russian folk singers (video)

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November 10th, 2020 - 3:32 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

London Times reports new details of Hunter Biden smear

“Ukrainian businessman Hares Youssef has alleged he was promised a US visa in return for information that would damage Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. … “Youssef alleged he was asked to lie about Hunter Biden’s business dealings to damage the reputation of Joe Biden. In retu[...]

November 8th, 2020 - 12:04 am § in Environment, Russia

Climate change in Siberia

Deforestation and climate change, together, have created an enormous crater in northeastern Siberia. Removing the trees exposed the soil to the sun, melting the permafrost as the climate grows warmer. The giant hole, which first appeared in the 1960s, is expanding rapidly. Read story here and watch [...]

October 31st, 2020 - 2:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Russia, Saudi Arabia

Kasparov: “Prepare for the unimaginable”

     Editor’s note: Garry Kasparov is best known as a world chess champion, but he’s also an author, speaker, and pro-democracy crusader; and, needless to say, not one of Vladimir Putin’s favorite people. (Visit his website here.) In this op-ed, originally published on CNN (here[...]

October 20th, 2020 - 1:32 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

NY Post’s Hunter Biden story lacks credibility, smacks of Russian disinformation

This article contains news and commentary. You either believe it, or you don’t. It isn’t very believable; it’s most likely Russian disinformation. But rightwing tabloids like NY Post and Daily Mail seized on it, and Trump is miffed that mainstream media haven’t. Reputable jou[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 2:53 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Russia

“Hunter Biden emails” probably are Russian disinformation

A clumsy smear attempt against Joe Biden is falling apart just 24 hours later. The New York Post ran a cover story on Thursday, October 14, 2020, alleging that Biden’s son, Hunter, dropped off three damaged laptop computers at an obscure computer shop miles from his home, never returned for th[...]

September 29th, 2020 - 6:00 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

What to expect in 1st debate

This article is news with liberal snark. The debate will start at 9:00 p.m. ET on September 29, and have six 15-minute segments, covering the following topics: The candidates’ records Supreme Court Covid-19 crisis Economy Race and violence in cities Election integrity Read story here. Addendum[...]

September 16th, 2020 - 10:30 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Russia

Trump aide admits he’s crazy

This article contains news and merciless liberal sarcasm. Michael “leftist insurrection” Caputo (see my post here) “called an emergency staff meeting on Tuesday,” September 15, 2020, “to apologize for drawing negative attention to the Trump administration’s health[...]