Shadow Government

Trump Should Praise Vladimir Kara-Murza — Not Vladimir Putin

In an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Trump sought to excuse the murder of journalists, activists, and political opposition members in Russia


In Charter 77, Czech Dissidents Charted New Territory

How a group of despondent people pushed back against a repressive regime’s lies — and changed history.

The Cable

Ex-Russian MP Floats Plan to Restore Russian Monarchy. In the South Pacific.

And all he needs is for the tiny island nation of Kiribati to sign on the dotted line.


Trump’s Pox Americana

The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.


When the Mob Rules, Everyone Is a Target

Trump’s ochlocracy brings dangers and threats that the Republic has not witnessed since Joe McCarthy. Do we even know how to fight back?


What Kind of New Beginning?

Inauguration Day in America might be the beginning of something great.

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