Tag Archives: Alexey Navalny

“Vladimir the Poisoner of Underpants”

Alexey Navalny said that. In five words he nailed Vladimir Putin. He spoke more words than those in court as he was sentenced to a couple of years in prison for…well. For being astoundingly heroic and dangerously heretical. The excerpt … Continue reading

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The point of a constitution

Somewhere in my files there is a proposed draft constitution for Iraq, composed after Saddam was removed and the country began to reconstruct itself without him. It is a stellar document, inspiring to read. Our Constitution was clearly a model … Continue reading

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“Compare and contrast” US vs Russia

Remember those “compare and contrast” essay questions we used to get in school? I’m still in school — eternally in school — so let’s do another US vs Russia contrast. Russia: in response to the mass non-violent protests supporting Alexey … Continue reading

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