Who’s behind PropOrNot? I have a theory (with forensic linguistics!)

NOTE - if you only want to see the "forensic linguistics" part, skip to the end! It's the best part! CAVEATS AND DISCLAIMERS. This is not an accusation, "doxxing" or "outing" of any of the people to whom the circumstances, coincidences and parallels in this post relate. They may well be, in fact, mere coincidences.… Continue reading Who’s behind PropOrNot? I have a theory (with forensic linguistics!)


The Fox & the Hedgehog: a Unified #TrumpRussia Theory

The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.                                   Archilochus, 700 B.C. I had a brainwave. I won't bury the lede: I have what I believe is an original theory of Trump and Russia in the… Continue reading The Fox & the Hedgehog: a Unified #TrumpRussia Theory

#Hillary channels her inner #LouiseMensch

  Yesterday Hillary Clinton appeared onstage at the Code tech conference in California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgdJlzuaJ6k She took questions from two journalists who joined her onstage, as well as questions from the audience. And of course she was asked about her defeat in the 2016 election. Anyone who follows Hillary in the news would expect that she'd… Continue reading #Hillary channels her inner #LouiseMensch

The CNN story where Russian officials brag that Flynn would influence Trump is not a scoop; here’s why

The newest leak in a very leaky week: intelligence community leakers say they have intercepts where Russian officials said they thought Michael Flynn was an "ally" with whom they had a "strong relationship." https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/865732371701784576 Here's the thing: until very recently, Flynn's affinity for Russia and desire to improve US-Russian relations were probably better known in… Continue reading The CNN story where Russian officials brag that Flynn would influence Trump is not a scoop; here’s why

Buzzfeed 4/13/17: How Russia Hacked Obama’s Legacy

On April 13, BuzzFeed published an article by Hayes Brown headlined "How Russia Hacked Obama's Legacy." I feel like I have to start this post off by stating my position on whether Russia "hacked" the election. First of all, when it comes to claims made by intelligence agencies presented without proof, I'm from Missouri. And… Continue reading Buzzfeed 4/13/17: How Russia Hacked Obama’s Legacy

Point-by-point factcheck of the Steele dossier

On March 30, Vanity Fair published an article by Howard Blum about the infamous dossier on Donald Trump, prepared by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the one that Buzzfeed published in full after Steele had apparently shopped it around for months to various US journalists. If you don't know the background, you can click on the linked articles… Continue reading Point-by-point factcheck of the Steele dossier