Daniel McCarthy: The Trump-Putin Summit and Reliving the Cold War

To speak of “treason” is silly, but if anything is against the Constitution, it is the belief of Trump’s critics that the president cannot gainsay the “intelligence community.” On the contrary, whatever it may report to him, he is free to speak and act as he deems best-the president’s orders are binding upon the intelligence community, not the other way around.

Katrina vanden Heuvel: We Need “Robust Debate” in Reporting on Russia, Not “Suffocating Consensus”

Katrina vanden Heuvel tells DN’s Amy Goodman that “The vilification of alternative, dissenting views or linking those views to a foreign power—in many people’s views, an implacably hostile foreign power—is the degradation of our political media culture.”

HBO/ViceNews: American Scholars Say The Real Threat To The U.S. Is Russophobia

President Trump set off a roar of outrage when he concluded that the U.S. and Russia are both to blame for the deteriorated US-Russia relationship. American foreign policy experts, Stephen F. Cohen and John Mearsheimer both say they agree with Trump on that point, and they’re both afraid anti-Russia sentiment in the U.S. will tank Trump’s efforts.

Osita Nwanevu: Clueless: Liberals playing detective are missing an opportunity

New York magazine published an essay by Jonathan Chait that outlines a “plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion” between Donald Trump and his circle and the Russian government during the 2016 campaign…an essay Chait probably didn’t imagine himself writing back when he urged liberals to “earnestly and patriotically“ support Trump’s seemingly doomed nomination…

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