Clinton camp blaming Putin and Russia for DNC email fiasco? Oh, please, spare me.

This reads like cheap fiction. The Democratic Party is putting out fires on the eve of its national convention. The arsonists were inside the party. Hillary Clinton’s camp is trying to blame the Russians for uncovering what happened. You shouldn’t accept such warped logic. WikiLeaks released thousands of emails a few days ago showing top officials… More Clinton camp blaming Putin and Russia for DNC email fiasco? Oh, please, spare me.

Turkey looks less democratic by the day

Brookings reports the the slide toward authoritarianism in the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey has important ramifications in the West. Turkey—literally the bridge between Europe and Asia—sometimes seems of two minds on governance issues. On the one hand, its leaders express a commitment to a Western form of governance based on the rule… More Turkey looks less democratic by the day

Lt. Gen. Flynn, speaker at RNC, re-tweets anti-Semitic tweet, quickly apologizes

The Jerusalem Post caught it before Flynn quickly took it down. Flynn wrote that “the corrupt Democratic machine will do and say anything” to get Clinton elected. “This is a new low,” he said, retweeting a message that read: “Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore.” Yes, this is the same Lt. Gen. Flynn who spoke at… More Lt. Gen. Flynn, speaker at RNC, re-tweets anti-Semitic tweet, quickly apologizes

Amen! Debbie Wasserman Schultz out as head of Democratic National Convention (UPDATED)

  1st UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. EDT: Wasserman Schultz resigned her position as head of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday afternoon. Perhaps the only question was how she kept that role through today. The arguments made by the Bernie Sanders camp that she was unfairly attempting to influence the Democratic Party primaries dating to the beginning… More Amen! Debbie Wasserman Schultz out as head of Democratic National Convention (UPDATED)

Russia escapes IOC’s equivalent of the NCAA’s “death penalty”

RTE explains that Russia will be allowed to send athletes to the upcoming Rio Olympics. Russia will not face a blanket ban from the Rio Olympics after the International Olympic Committee announced it would be the responsibility of each sporting federation to check the doping records of Russian competitors under its jurisdiction. The IOC said the entry… More Russia escapes IOC’s equivalent of the NCAA’s “death penalty”

Maybe I started it? Suddenly everyone is talking about Trump and Russia

I noted how curious it was that almost no one who was on stage at the Republican National Convention was talking about Russia. Chances are Donald Trump wanted it that way. But now that the convention is over, it seems as though everyone is examining Trump’s friendly relationship with Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The Weekly… More Maybe I started it? Suddenly everyone is talking about Trump and Russia