If Russia tried to influence the U.S. election, things aren’t going as planned – The Washington Post

MOSCOW — A funny thing happened in Russia this past week: President Trump’s face, once ubiquitous on the talk shows and evening news programs that tack closely to the Kremlin’s political agenda, was suddenly absent. Gone. “Like they flipped a switch,” said Alexey Kovalev, a journalist at the Moscow Times who covers Russian state media.  It’s not […]

I Don’t Want To Hear Another Fucking Word About John McCain Unless He Dies Or Actually Does Something Useful For Once

John McCain—the original Maverick, ol’ Walnuts, the brave teller of truths—is somehow once again positioning himself, to credulous journalists, as a renegade Republican who isn’t afraid to buck his party, despite his three-decade record of not ever actually bucking his party in any meaningful way. “John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview,” the […]

Internet turns to @Sweden on Twitter after Trump appears to invent terror attack

Internet turns to @Sweden on Twitter after Trump appears to invent terror attack So, what’s going on in Sweden? Image: MORI/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/@Sweden composite By Ariel Bogle2017-02-19 05:03:40 UTC If you needed extra evidence the world’s quickly sliding into the Upside Down, here it is: People are turning to a country’s Twitter account for details about a […]

Andrew Sullivan: The White House Mole

/interesting times February 17, 2017 02/17/2017 7:00 a.m. The White House Mole By Andrew Sullivan Share Share Tweet Share Pin It Email Print Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images The question that remains, of course, is the motive. Why on Earth would any campaign for president be in constant, secret touch with the intelligence agents of a […]