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House Democrats of President Trump’s impeachment trial presented a clear description of how Trump’s illegal refusal to provide military assistance to Ukraine benefitted Russia. Read more

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One of the most significant events of Donald Trump’s presidency occurred just two days after his inauguration and seemed trivial at the time. Read more

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Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

What Republicans keep forgetting is that elected officials never really have the last word, the voters do, and the impeachment investigation is already shifting public opinion toward impeachment. Read more

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Directed by Darko Tresnjak, the musical’s next stop on its North American tour is the Marcus Center in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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British historian Helen Rappaport finds new clues in the cold case of the Romanov murders. Read more


Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: RBG, Revolution: New Art for a New World, Hawaii Five-O: The Eighth Season, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, documentary, Bolshevik Russia, Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan Read more

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I’m thinking it’s past time to start learning the Russian language since it’s got to be only a matter of time until U.S. citizens are required to speak the Slavic tongue. Read more

Art for Art's Sake

The Russian Revolution and its ongoing effects on the world are among the topics of recent books by dissident journalists as well as scholars. Read more


The story of Poland’s rebirth as an independent nation gets a close examination in Robert Blobaum’s A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw During the First World War. Read more


President Obama expressed amazement at a recent poll showing more than a third of Trump’s Republican voters had a positive view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a development he correctly noted would cause Reagan to spin in his grave. Read more

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While the world focused on the atomic tantrums of North Korea or the efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, China has quietly enlarged and modernized its arsenal. In Chinese Nuclear Proliferation: How Global Politics is Transforming Chin... Read more


In The New Arab Wars: Uprising and Anarchy in the Middle East, George Washington University political science professor Marc Lynch focuses on the Arab Spring, which quickly turned into a long hot summer of increased repression and violence.... Read more


In Influenced, we talk to Milwaukee musicians about the artists that shaped and inspired them, both as performers and listeners.In a lot of ways, Milwaukee's Absolutely stand out from of their peers,Music Feature Read more

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For a president who distinguished himself from his predecessor by promising to extricate the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan, Barack Obama suddenly appears determined to maroon Read more

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The German army is in full retreat, with the Russians closing in on Berlin. In Milwaukee author John C. David’s page-turning novel The Painter’s Stone, German soldier Paul Behring is horrified by what he has seen at Auschwitz Read more


Let's take a break from politics, mass murder and all those other divisive topics in the news... Read more

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Superheroes and the universe they inhabit, where every gesture is bigger than a billboard and good argues with evil in cartoon balloons, are funny. And in a society that realizes this, superheroes can be dysfunctional oddballs as easily as savior.. Read more

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Conference USA is SO deep, in fact, that no other team in theconference had a guy nominated for the conference's Sixth Man of theYear award.The award went to Memphis' Wesley Witherspoon whomissed six games and who's stats - 4 points-per-game an.. Read more

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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin saved a Russian camera crew from a Siberian tiger attack yesterday. Sorta makes up for killing that dissident journalist the day before. Read more

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Russia is a scary place. Two days ago, Magomed Yevloyev, owner of a news site critical of Russia’s handling of the Ingushetiya region, was fatally shot in the temple while detained by police. The police have confirmed that the proprietor of www.i.. Read more

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