Category Archives: United States

Quite an interview: Katie Couric interviews Russian embassy spokesperson Maria Zakharova

A fascinating roughly 25:00 interview between Yahoo! News’ Katie Couric and Maria Zakharova, the Russian Embassy spokesperson in the U.S. Among the highlights: Zakharova immediately challenges Couric for suggesting Vladimir Putin heads a “regime.” Zakharova bemoans the development of fake … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Trump slaps Canada

The Hill has the details. President Trump announced his decision Monday evening during a reception with conservative journalists, and a White House official confirmed it. … The move, which comes close to Trump’s 100th day in office, is another example … Continue reading

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Kremlin, to Tillerson: Putin won’t speak to you

It sure looks like U.S.-Russian relations are no better under Donald Trump than they were under Barack Obama. As Reuters reports, today the Kremlin told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that he will not meet President Vladimir Putin when he … Continue reading

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If you leave, you want to remain; if you stay, you want to go

I’ve been fortunate to live in six states, including on both coasts, in the Midwest and in the southwest. And I’ve found one constant everywhere I’ve called home: People who have lived in multiple places — and especially if they’ve been … Continue reading

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Did Trump do the right thing in ordering a missile strike against Syria?

President Trump laid out a simple rationale for ordering missile strikes against Syria: When Bashar al-Assad unleashed chemical weapons on his own people, he had crossed a humanitarian line that demanded a firm response. Put another way, the president asserted … Continue reading

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Kremlin, to White House: How dare you bomb Syria!

TASS reports that Russian president Vladimir Putin is not happy with President Trump for authorizing a missile strike on Syria. President Putin considers the US strikes against Syria an act of aggression against a sovereign country violating the norms of … Continue reading

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Russia doubles down on Syrian attack as no big deal; Trump preps military strike

The phrase “seek and avoid” often is used in context of people who gravitate toward those things they like and avoid those that they don’t. But “seek and avoid” today seems to best describe President Donald Trump, as the seeker, … Continue reading

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