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And why is that?

Trump tells Putin: “It’s an honor to be with you.”
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 7, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump “pressed” Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election– even though Trump still isn’t persuaded it actually happened.
So I have to wonder how convincing Trump’s efforts really were, and how [...]


Among the New Left of the 1960s, there was a phenomenon called anti-anti-Communism.
That is, many leftists of the era has no particular illusions about the “progressive” nature of the Soviet Union or the eastern European satellite nations (although some still romanticized Mao’s China and Castro’s Cuba). But they were more critical of those on the [...]

Comey testifies

You can watch former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee starting at 10 a.m. EDT.

The panic president

The goal of terrorists is to spread terror. With the president of the the United States, they apparently succeeded.
Full quote: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today & over the course of the next few days. There's no reason to be alarmed.”
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 4, 2017

The acting ambassador at the U.S. [...]

Thursday June 8, 2017

Never mind Kathy Griffin pretending to hold Donald Trump’s severed head. It was a brainless and offensive gift to the rightwing outrage machine, but it (and likely Griffin) will soon be forgotten.
Lots of people are having fun with”covfefe,” but it likely will not be the most unintentionally amusing thing Trump does as president. (He probably [...]

Merci, Monsieur Macron

Calling out to their face authoritarians who try to subvert democracy est toujours dans l’ordre.
French President Emmanuel Macron has made an extraordinary attack on two Russian media outlets, saying they acted as “propaganda” organs during France’s election campaign.
Speaking at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Macron accused the two outlets, Russia [...]

Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology

Never mind the quasi-bow, the sword dance or the remarkably unremarkable speech to Muslim leaders.
This has got to be the most fascinating part of President Trump’s Saudi visit so far:
At Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology. In a few minutes @POTUS and Saudi King to touch a globe to switch it on.
— Steve [...]

Michael Weiss on Trump, Russia and “Trumpkin Republicans”

Our friend Michael Weiss was on CNN Tuesday night reporting that government-controlled Russian media are reporting that President Trump is a true friend of Russia being victimized by the “liberal mainstream media and US intelligence services,” while the Putin regime has “a sense of relief in watching the US government tear itself apart.”
He also says [...]

Trump revealed “highly classified” info to Russians

WHOA: Trump revealed highly classified info to Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting:
— Ben Terris (@bterris) May 15, 2017

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. [...]

Trump fires Comey; hilarity ensues

With exquisite timing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (and later President Trump) the morning after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, who was leading an investigation of possible collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Putin regime.

I’m pleased Lavrov was able to find some humor in the [...]