Category Archives: Russia

Spare me the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Russians and our election, unless…

…you can show me evidence that the Russians and the Trump campaign successfully worked together to win him the White House. I want evidence. And so far no one has any. If the best you’ve got is that the Russians … Continue reading

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Study in Russia; don’t expect to stay

Inside Higher Ed reports that Russian universities continue to recruit more international students. And they’re doing it for a specific purpose. “It is about the rankings game — the more institutions rise up the rankings, the more money they will … Continue reading

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Watch RT, if you wish, but…

…remember this admonition from the Globe and Mail, which writes, A blatantly biased news machine furthering the views of Vladimir Putin and attempting to present the world from his point of view. … But it’s not funny. It’s a bracing, … Continue reading

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Stop picking on Russia!

My fellow Americans, you are barking up the wrong tree. Demonizing the Russians is not what you should be doing. We want and need rich educational, cultural, athletic and other such exchanges with Russia. Our countries benefit from these meetings … Continue reading

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Trump off the rails again, and Americans should remain vigilant in asking why

Donald Trump went rogue, or maybe beyond rogue, again when he took to Twitter to claim that his predecessor had his phones tapped during the 2016 presidential election. (You can find his tweets at the bottom of this blog post.) It … Continue reading

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Uh, oh: WaPo report: AG Sessions spoke to Russians twice before election

The Washington Post’s story is sure to increase the calls for a special prosecutor to examine how Russia might have influenced the November election. At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken, a … Continue reading

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Anyone catch that smile on Vladimir Putin’s face?

The list grows: -Commit American dollars to building a wall -Institute “extreme vetting” -Through an administration official, tell the media to “shut up” –Dispatch aides to Voice of America to check out the place Russian president Vladimir Putin must be … Continue reading

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