Nikita Khrushchev felt the Soviet Union had “voted” for JFK. Kennedy only won by 200,000 votes and Khrushchev probably tipped the election towards Kennedy intentionally by not releasing the U2 pilot Francis … Continue reading This Kremlin leader bragged about tipping a U.S. presidential election
The president’s move to punish Russia has scrambled partisan lines. Finally a balanced look at the whole “Russia hacking the US election” charges and the reactions all around. … Continue reading Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?
US issued JAR billed itself as an indictment that would prove Russian involvement. Talk about disappointments. The US government’s much-anticipated analysis of Russian-sponsored hacking operations provides almost none of the promised evidence … Continue reading White House fails to make case that Russian hackers tampered with election
The The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails. But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar … Continue reading The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries
In 1977, Carl Bernstein published an exposé of a CIA program known as Operation Mockingbird, a covert program involving, according to Bernstein, “more than 400 American journalists who in the past 25 … Continue reading Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value?
There are many obvious reasons for skepticism about anonymous press leaks regarding Russia, but they are no match for partisan needs. We’ve seen leaks from anonymous sources within the CIA touting all … Continue reading Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence
I think that what the papers failed to do was write the big story of the fact that Donald Trump wasn’t playing chess. It’s like the endless fact checking was a little … Continue reading How Journalists Need to Begin Imagining the Unimaginable
““To think of diversity purely in racial and gender terms is not sufficient,” he wrote. “Yes, we need more candidates of diversity, but we also need candidates — no matter what race … Continue reading Reactionary Democrats trash Bernie Sanders for challenging identity politics
The department, which was created by Lyndon Johnson during the 1960s, is tasked with managing the Federal Housing Administration, which insures more than $1 trillion in housing loans. It also manages billions of dollars in … Continue reading HUD Is Essential to the Fight Against Poverty. Ben Carson Will Lobotomize It.
Trump wasn’t elected just because he ran as a Republican, South Carolina governor says. Good viewpoint by Republican Haley. Trump’s win wasn’t a blank check for Republican “values”. Source: Haley: Trump’s election … Continue reading Haley: Trump’s election not ‘affirmation’ of GOP conduct
There were 25 debates during the presidential primaries and general election and not a single question about the attack on voting rights, even though this was the first presidential election in 50 … Continue reading The Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016
The following are transcribed excerpts of Tariq Ali’s commentary of the elections. “If Sanders had been the candidate of the democratic party he would have won. Trump is not beholden either to the … Continue reading “What do they think the USA was before Trump? Not dangerous?”