Let us begin by examining two moments from the media in the past year. The first occurred on NPR radio program during a segment exploring under what conditions the United States might launch nuclear weapons. At one point the host exclaimed, “Well, we wouldn’t want to blow up the world, if we didn’t have a good reason to so so.” Put a check by that comment. We will come back to it. The second moment was a question a reporter put to Senator Bernie Sanders as to whether he would be willing to push the nuclear button. The sense of the question was that to be qualified to be President of the United States you had to be willing to “push the button.”
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On September 27, 2019, in his speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the West of not wanting to accept the “weakening” of its centuries-long dominance of world affairs. The leading Western countries, he said, are trying to impede the development of a “polycentric world,” to regain their privileged positions, and to impose standards of conduct based “on the narrow Western interpretation of liberalism.”
Impeachment push based on the idea that getting dirt from overseas is corrupt, evil
We need to know fully the origins of Russiagate, arguably the worst presidential scandal in American history, and if Ukrainian authorities can contribute to that understanding, they should be encouraged to do so. As I’ve argued repeatedly, fervent anti-Trumpers must decide whether they loathe him more than they care about American and international security.
Democrats are deeply concerned by Barr’s investigation into Russia probe origins.
Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense, but prominent Americans also shouldn’t be leveraging their names for payoffs from shady clients abroad.
While political speech is tightly controlled in Russia, there is increasing room for apolitical civil debate. That is what’s happening around the development of the old Badaevskiy Beer Plant site in Moscow.
Alex Aragona chats with Paul Robinson as he offers his thoughts on whether or not military intervention works (and explores what is meant by “works”).