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Putin aces the Art of the Steal

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Boris Vishnevsky, a Russian opposition politician who [was] up for reelection this month, cried foul when two of his opponents changed their names and appearances to match his. This should give GQP candidates pause. How about … Continue reading

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“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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“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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