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Afghanistan Bounties: Pot, Meet Kettle (and Turn Off the Stove!)

Afghanistan Bounties: Pot, Meet Kettle (and Turn Off the Stove!)

    By Thomas L. Knapp “American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan,” claims the New York Times. More controversially, the authors write that US president Donald Trump was briefed on the assessment (he denies it) and the piece’s […]

BUSINESS | One Of The US’s Largest Natural Gas Companies Goes Bankrupt. Here’s Why Russia Is Partially To Blame

BUSINESS | One Of The US’s Largest Natural Gas Companies Goes Bankrupt. Here’s Why Russia Is Partially To Blame

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   One of the largest shale drillers in the country filed for bankruptcy recently as the natural gas industry deals with a one-two punch of coronavirus fears and Russia’s continued war against U.S. energy producers. Whiting Petroleum became the first giant natural gas company to slide into bankruptcy Wednesday as many energy […]

From Russia to Casa Pacifica, Hear Dmitry’s Story

From Russia to Casa Pacifica, Hear Dmitry’s Story

  A couple of weeks ago as I was leaving a Board meeting, I thought I recognized someone in the lobby.  It was Dmitry coming back to Casa Pacifica for the first time in five years – sunburnt, but still with that boyish grin we had come to know and love. He was so excited to be back […]

Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

  By Victor Davis Hanson The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always implausible. One, the Washington swamp of fixers such as Paul Manafort and John and Tony Podesta was mostly bipartisan and predated Trump. Two, the Trump administration’s Russia policies were far tougher on Vladimir Putin than were those of Barack Obama. Trump confronted Russia […]

Trump Explains His Decision to Withdraw from Syria

Trump Explains His Decision to Withdraw from Syria

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent President Donald Trump explained his Wednesday decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, in a series of tweets Thursday. Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I’ve been campaigning on it for years, and six months ago, when I very publicly wanted to do it, I agreed to stay […]

Mike Flynn: The Eyes of “Blind” Justice Are Upon You!

Mike Flynn: The Eyes of “Blind” Justice Are Upon You!

by Phil Erwin On Tuesday, once-vaunted Lt. General Michael Flynn is due to be sentenced by Judge Emmett Sullivan for lying to the FBI. Flynn was interviewed by FBI agents in the White House, where he was National Security Advisor for the fledgling Trump administration. Flynn had held the office for two days. He would […]

The Russian Bear’s Claws Are Out Again

The Russian Bear’s Claws Are Out Again

    By Sigrid Weidenweber It seems President Vladimir Putin always makes a gesture of dominance before meeting with an American president. Here are a few examples: President Obama is sworn in January 20, 2009. He meets with Putin in July of that year, after Putin confronts him with the fait accompli of having annexed Crimea […]

Russia is Going to the Moon to Fact-Check NASA

Russia is Going to the Moon to Fact-Check NASA

Virginia Kruta, Contributor  The man heading up Russia’s Roscosmos space agency claimed that verification of America’s moon landings would be part of his agency’s next mission, according to a video shared on Saturday. Dmitry Rogozin’s tweet, according to Google translate, reads, “I answer questions of the President of Moldova: whether there were Americans on the […]

Just When You Thought “Russiagate” Couldn’t Get Any Sillier …

  by Thomas L. Knapp April 20 is cannabis culture’s high holiday, and  the Democratic National Committee celebrated it with fervor this year: Blaze up, get silly, file a bizarre lawsuit accusing the Russian government, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and transparency activist group WikiLeaks of conspiring to steal an election. The suit confirms that […]

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

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