What if Russia lets go of the psyops rope? (Part 1 of 2)

I wanted to make this post as straightforward and brief as I can, since I think the point is very logical, simple, important and yet so-far unreported in the many, many media outlets covering Russiagate. I wasn't able to keep it brief, and therefore I'm forced to make my first two-part post. There are just… Continue reading What if Russia lets go of the psyops rope? (Part 1 of 2)

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I found my empathy for #Hillary

I find Hillary Clinton fascinating. I really do. I don't agree with most of her politics (both her public positions and her process for achieving goals), but I think she's incredibly interesting. I think she embodies a particular strain of American strivers, the ones who practice an aggressive form of in-the-box thinking: "so that's the game,… Continue reading I found my empathy for #Hillary

I suspect Putin is considering not running for re-election

It's very hard for me to put my finger on why I suspect this, but I've had this gut feeling for some time that Vladimir Putin is seriously weighing whether or not to run for re-election in 2018. I decided that with Putin's annual Q+A session coming up on Thursday, I might as well throw… Continue reading I suspect Putin is considering not running for re-election

#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

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