“Fair and Balanced” – a’int

by Heather Cox Richardson – Mar 30, 2022

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“CBS News has hired Mick Mulvaney as a paid on-air contributor. In his first official appearance on Tuesday morning to talk about President Joe Biden’s budget proposal, anchor Anne-Marie Green introduced Mulvaney as “a former Office of Management and Budget director,” and said, “So happy […]

Democracy vs Authoritarianism

Heather Cox Richardson Mar 15th, 2022

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“Today, Russia continued its offensive against Ukraine, striking hard at civilians in Kyiv and Mariupol. The Russian army is gaining ground, but it appears to be sustaining massive losses of personnel and equipment which, in turn, is making leaders focus on grinding Ukraine into submission through sheer […]

The argument for a hierarchical society by Andrew Carnegie

Originally titled simply “Wealth” and published in the North American Review in June 1889, Andrew Carnegie’s essay “The Gospel of Wealth” is considered a foundational document in the field of philanthropy. Carnegie believed in giving wealth away during one’s lifetime, and this essay includes one of his most famous quotes, “The man who dies […]

The U.S. Midterm Election Risks

Risk 3: US midterms EURASIA GROUP 3 JANUARY 2022

BY: IAN BREMMER, CLIFF KUPCHAN The 2022 midterms will be one of the most important in US history. The votes will take place amid allegations of fraud by both Democrats and Republicans, and they will set up a 2024 presidential election that Donald Trump, if […]

It’s time to confront the Trump-Putin network

It’s time to confront the Trump-Putin network Rebecca Solnit

A stunning number of Trump’s closest associates had deep ties to the Kremlin. The significance of this cannot be overstated

‘The most striking role of the Russian government in the 2016 US election was its many, many ties with the Trump campaign.’ Photograph: Joe Marino/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock […]

Lt Colonel Alexander Vindman Interview

By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 28, 2022 6:00AM (EST) in Salon

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Given the state of the world and this country, how are you feeling?

It depends on the day. In general, I remain optimistic. As a historian, I look at the scope of the challenges the United States has had to overcome. On the […]