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Bruce Miller
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The drama of documentary evidence, Trump-Russia edition
The stories of the Trump campaign's apparently myriad contacts with Russians has me thinking more about what kind of contacts cross the line of propriety. One good guideline in thinking about it is that if it's illegal, that means it's officially improper. ...

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McCarthyism and the Trump-Russia scandal
Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report writes about a theme that some others who identify with the left also elaborate ( The New McCarthyism Is Destroying the Democratic Party Truthdig 07/15/2017): For more than a year now, the collective U.S. ruling class, ...

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The popular version of comparative politics, US-Russia version
I heard West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on one of the news shows recently saying that the rule of law is what makes the United States different than everybody else. This will be a surprise to much of the rest of the world, since all countries that...

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A linguist discovers that Trump talks like regular people
No, most 70-year-old men do not fantasize aloud about how he likes to "grab them by the pussy." But a Georgetown University linguist, Jennifer Sclafani, has discovered that Trump's speeches make him sound like a reg'lur guy (Bastien Inzaurralde, This lingui...

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Fiona Hill and the succession to Putin as leader of Russia
I wrote yesterday about a 2016 article by Fiona Hill, the senior adviser on Russia and Europe on Donald Trump's National Security Council (NSC), brought on to the team by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. John Hudson wrote of her at the time of her h...

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Election security and its opponents
Richard Clarke and Robert Knake have a straightforward and practical recommendation about vote security ( The Russians Will Be Back. Will We Be Ready? Politico 0713/2017: A central requirement of any attempt to protect the voting system must be that states ...

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TeleSUR's reporting on Venezuela
Jacobin had a post last month about TeleSUR that essentially it's a propaganda operation of the Venezuelan government. "Critical voices used to appear as part of the conversation — set up, of course, against opponents with proper Bolivarian views — but they...

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White House Russia adviser Fiona Hill on Vladimir Putin
Fiona Hill is President Trump's senior Russian expert on the National Security Council. (Kyle Scott Clauss, Fiona Hill, Trump’s New Russia Expert, Went to Harvard Boston Daily 03/02/2017) She wasn't even invited to go to Europe with Trump and his team last ...

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Trump-Russia scandal: the Fusion GPS Dodge
The Republicans are starting to try out a new dodge on the Trump-Russia scandal in which the real scandal is ... Hillary Clinton and Fusion GPS. What is Fusion GPS, you may ask? Marcy Wheeler gives us a reality-based explanation here, Be Careful How You Def...

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Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer
This story is obviously a big hunking deal. Here's Cenk Uygur's report on it, OOPS! Did Donald Trump Jr. Accidentally Admit To Russia Collusion? The Young Turks 07/10/2017: Bob Dreyfuss talks about the Don Jr. story in Smoke Gives Way to Fire in the Trump-R...
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