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  • Russia Has ‘Oligarchs,’ the US Has ‘Businessmen’

    In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, ‘oligarch’ seems reserved for Slavic billionaires.. Even in corporate media, you will occasionally see references to the United States as an “oligarchy.” That is the judgment of former President Jimmy Carter, of peer-reviewed academic studies, and even opinion pieces in our most prestigious media (e.g., Washington Post,

    Common Dreams
  • Cartoon: With us or against us

    Note: this is a slightly-edited version of a cartoon that initially ran in 2008—I took a small vacation last week. (Click beneath the fold to see a couple highlights!) Still catching up on everything I missed — apparently Trump is our god emperor now?  Also: There’s some new stuff in the store! This is why you take the back roads. Random roadside sculpture. Nobody tell Shatner. (Full re-creation of original Star Trek sets in Ticonderoga, NY.) Things clearly...
  • Russia's 'Better Than Us' and the Future of AI

    Netflix's first original series from Russia explores the good and bad possibilities of artificial intelligence in the near future.Photo Credit: Netflix - BYW Group
  • Russia denies visa for second US senator

    Russia has barred a second senator from entering the country as Moscow denies visas for American lawmakers critical of President Vladimir Putin while President Trump backs him on the world stage.

    Washington Examiner
  • Russia-US espionage: Details emerge of 'extracted spy'

    The Kremlin insists an alleged US agent was not a high-level official and had been fired years ago.

    BBC News
  • Big SARS penalties on tech products shipped from the US

    South Africans who order technology products purchased from Amazon and other US stores may face “country of origin penalties” from SARS – Here are the details.

  • US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

    In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN. A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the...