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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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Nothing will change until Republican voters start abandoning Trump and the Republican senators who support him. Read more

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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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It’s time for his Republican supporters to stop pretending that serving Putin is acceptable for an American president. Read more

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Democrats will be building on their midterm elections success across the industrial Midwest by bringing the excitement of their party’s national convention to Milwaukee in 2020. Read more

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Republican scare tactics about socialism aren’t nearly as scary as what capitalism is doing to a whole lot of Americans these days, including young people entering the job market. Read more

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There’s always been something suspicious about Republicans vilifying Jewish investment banker and philanthropist George Soros as some kind of evil mastermind behind a web of political conspiracies. Read more

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Here’s a question we never expected to be asking in 2018: Could Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker be a secret Russian agent? Read more

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The hundreds of thousands in the streets for the March for Our Lives were led by a wave of new, young voters and soon-to-be voters who reject the hypocrisy and dishonesty of politicians who fail to represent the best interests of their constituents. Read more

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New biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, Gorbachev: His Life and Times, credits the Soviet leader as a visionary itching to transform the U.S.S.R. into a more democratic nation. Read more

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Whatever role Russia, the actual country, played in Trump’s election, “Russia" is now the battlefield in which our conspiracy theories play out. Read more

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Paul Masterson examines local gay business magnate Andy Nunemaker’s recent endorsement of Donald Trump and his plan to host a lavish fundraiser. He contends that Trump’s nominal support of the LGBTQ community is in deep contradiction to his... Read more

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Despite his palpable contempt for Russia and its culture, Princeton history professor Jonathan Haslam delivers an account of Soviet secret services in Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence that is well documented ... Read more

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British sociologist Svetlana Stephenson’s sober analysis, Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, traces the rise of Russian youth gangs out of the rubble of the country’s 1990s shock-treatment capitalism. Most interest... Read more

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