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Syria Air Strike

Polling on Syria Reveals GOP’s Partisanship

Americans are bombarded with polls. It seems that we need to know how everybody feels about everything — possibly so that we know what to believe if we want to be like the majority. Every now and then, however, a nugget of true insight finds its way into such a poll. That was the case Read More

Sergei Magnitsky

Dead Russian Whistleblower’s Lawyer Takes the Fall … Four Stories, in Fact

For whatever reason, it is certainly a perilous time to oppose the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Another “unfortunate accident” has befallen someone with potentially damaging information on the Kremlin, this time a lawyer for the family of the late whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.Nikolai Gorokhov, 53, was set to represent Magnitsky’s mother last Wednesday in a Read More

Wikileaks, CIA, Vault 7

WikiLeaks: Agenda Compromised or Stronger Than Ever?

Love him or hate him, Julian Assange has a way of keeping himself at the top of the newsreel these days.The latest trove of documents revealed via Assange’s infamous WikiLeaks platform is the first of a multi-part series known as “Vault 7.” Mysteriously teased in February, Vault 7 reveals a variety of details on the Read More

Deep State

America Discovers the Deep State — Welcome to the Party

All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Deep State. People from across the political spectrum are discussing it, such as former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, The New York Times and Rush Limbaugh. Americans are wondering what, exactly, the “Deep State” is. WhoWhatWhy readers, on the other hand, are asking: What took you so Read More

Republican Elephant, Russian Bear

Agent Orange and the Manchurian Candidate? Not So Fast

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a number of Donald Trump’s campaign aides and “other associates” were engaged in a running dialogue with Russian intelligence over the last year or more.Manchurian Candidate anyone? Not yet at least.Some of the items cited are old news, like the information that Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager Read More

Donald Trump, Punta Cana

A Fishy “New” Deal

With all of the craziness the Trump administration is throwing at us, there is always a chance that a major story is going to slip through the cracks. Like this one: Remember when Donald Trump stood next to piles of (likely empty) folders and pretended that he would take any number of steps to separate Read More

Donald Tusk

EU Council President Lumps Trump in with Putin and Erdogan

While ISIS Is cheering on Donald Trump, a top European official has a much grimmer view of the new US president: Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council (and now only the world’s second most powerful Donald), in a “Dear Colleague” letter in which he outlines threats to the European Union, lumps Trump in Read More

ISIS

Trump’s Ban Has ISIS Celebrating

It’s been a pretty good week for Middle Eastern terrorists. First, an Executive Order from Donald Trump kept some legal residents from entering the country (along with kids, old people and an Iraqi who had risked his life translating for US troops). Then, there was an attack on a mosque in Canada that left six Read More

World Economic Forum

Davos: Crises in Energy and Capitalism

Declarations from this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, sure are throwing ice cold water on the prospects of healthy global growth in the years to come.It’s the kind of sobering forecast that fervent agents of bubbled world markets are having an increasingly difficult time trying to spin.On Tuesday, Saudi Aramco’s CEO Amin Nasser Read More

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