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Understanding how Russian Influence Works

I hope this helps shed some light on what is meant by Russian influence. My first exposure to Russian culture was when I was 13 and my stepmother took a business trip to Russia 10 days after the coup.  I got to see hundreds and hundreds of pictures of anything and everything from everyday life…

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Brexit: Apocalypse When?

Every so often, as a British person, I get asked how Brexit is working out. An emotionally honest response would just involve baffled, terrified screaming for the next several minutes, but British reserve dictates that I simply shift uncomfortably and say “Not very well.” The normal state of Brexit is that nobody understands what is…

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A Street Car Named Disaster: Part 4

Editor’s note: We are running an ongoing series on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project—A.R.T. for short. It was the brainchild of a Republican administration and was meant to be the Mayor’s legacy. In fact, it was a disaster, and a refutation of the myth of Republican fiscal responsibility. This week we look at how the…

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Russia Likes Some Guy Who Hits People

Coming under the heading of, You Must Be Joking… We learn from the news that Russia has appointed Steven Seagal its special representative to the United States of America to improve relations between the two countries. In a word, huh? Seagal, you’ll recall, is the actor-qua-martial-artist-qua-legbreaker who kickboxed his way into Hollywood’s heart as an…

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Infowars Gets The Boot

It’s nice, now and then, in this crazy time, to get a little good news. So, if your Monday hasn’t been stellar, and you need a smile, check this out: Alex Jones and his Infowars have been dropped by Apple, Facebook, and Youtube. All three said that he violated their policies about hate speech. Of…

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Socialism Isn’t A Sin

Editor’s note: Our friend William Albee recently saw the article Relax, Boomers: Socialism Is Good Now by Zach Carter which appeared in Huffpost. He agreed with its basic premise, and has expanded and explicated that premise below. We have a social contract in America that includes the safety net programs for the poor and unemployed,…

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The United States needs a Reality Check

By Chris Madsen I’ve just had it with the divisive Russian politics of constant arguing and accomplishing nothing (except frustration). We still have religious freedom but that gives people the right to practice a religion they choose (if they want). Nothing in that implies the right of any one group to control everyone else or…

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