Opposing Putin’s Crime Family is Deadly

For example:

Mikhail Lesin, Alexander Litvinenko, Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estemirova, Stanislaw Markelov, Anastasia Baburova, Boris Nemtsov, Boris Berezovsky, Paul Klebnikov, Sergei Yushenkov, Alexei Navalny, Sergei Kkripal, Vladimir Kara-Murza, and the list goes on…

https://www.q13fox.com/news/model-who-called-putin-psychopath-found-dead-in-suitcase ….which is MBS’s favorite way too…

The midterms hit the runway

Heather Cox Richardson April 20, 2022 (Wednesday) Yesterday, Arizona governor Doug Ducey brought the Republican governors of 26 states together in the “American Governors’ Border Strike Force” to serve as a “force multiplier” in what he says is “criminal activity directly tied to our border.” For all of Ducey’s rhetoric about how the force […]

On the Corruption Perception Index

The big three of China, India, and Russia all present themselves as federal secular democratic republics; but in practice, none of them meet the standards for such a label.

At best under Modi, India is a federal republic with a parliamentary system, China is best described as “an autocratic capitalist State with one-party rule”, while […]

On the notion that America would be better off if we had more nativism

Autocrats like Orban, Modi, Putin, Un, and Xi plus a large segment of the US Right-Wing want to recommend a greater emphasis and cultural focus on the “purity” of their citizens, racially, ethically, and socially.

The 1960’s beat generation emphasized the “melting pot” motif for America; but today’s evangelicals are much more in tune […]

Eric Boehlert’s last article

Why is the press rooting against Biden? Burying great news Eric Boehlert Apr 4

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