Monthly Archives: July 2017

WaPo: Trump dictated contents of son’s misleading letter about campaign meeting

The Washington Post reported late Monday that Donald Trump dictated a letter his son read about a meeting with Russian lawyers. And there is one big problem. Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally … Continue reading

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Trump is no different than Putin?

A former U.S. government official, speaking to the Guardian, suggests that in at least one way, there might be no difference between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. “It certainly risks people starting to refer to us as a … . … Continue reading

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Is this the future of sports journalism?

Media Shift explores whether the future of sports journalism is already here. These new ventures are among the few bright spots during a dark period for print-focused sports journalists who have become used to hiring freezes and layoffs justified with corporate jargon … Continue reading

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Well, this is a fine mess

The Americans have vented their anger at the Russians, and the Russians have responded. It might now be time to stop the growling and bearing of teeth, and instead work on improving relations between Washington and Moscow. Russian media reported … Continue reading

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Week 7 CFL Power Rankings

Edmonton made another potent statement that it is a championship-caliber club. And the Eastern Division is looking, well, not good. Meanwhile, there is a new leader in the ROUGE Standings. Here are this week’s power rankings, with last week’s ranking … Continue reading

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China and the Soviet Union were allies, and then weren’t, on an important issue

The Wilson Center explores an interesting era of world history: when China and the Soviet Union found cooperation in their mutual interest. And then it ended. From the outset, Sino-Soviet nuclear cooperation was marked by political expediency on both sides. … Continue reading

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Iranian girl protests hijab + video camera records the moment = viral sensation

The Independent has the story. Posted by Stealthy Freedom, a group that campaigns against laws making the hijab compulsory for women, it shows the girl making an argument for freedom of choice. Dress codes which require women to cover their hair and body in … Continue reading

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