Vladimir Putin may have used the called-off coup this past weekend to his political advantage. Politicians in the West have trouble understanding his hold on power because none of them have the kind of popular support Putin does in Russia.
A new investigation into record-keeping by 100 key 2020 battleground counties found that nearly all threw out or mishandled voting documentation they’re supposed to keep in case an audit is called.Continue Reading
The FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, the home of former President Trump, ostensibly looking for documents improperly removed from the White House. Given the FBI’s behavior in the Russian collusion hoax, we have low confidence that the warrant, the search, or the motives behind it are legit.Continue Reading
Reports from the border region between Colombia and Panama warn that as many as 20,000 more Haitian migrants are walking northward, drawn by the belief that pregnant women and families with children will get preferential treatment by the U.S. government.Continue Reading
The US government has until Thursday to raise the federal debt ceiling or it risks running out of money in October. Meanwhile, China is trying to stave off the collapse of Evergrande, which would be several times larger than 2008’s Lehman Brothers crash.Continue Reading
A growing number of influential voices are calling for deplatforming anyone who criticizes “the science” behind government responses to COVID-19–including one prominent scientist who suggested using federal hate crimes legislation to silence dissent.Continue Reading
After 11 days of rockets, Israel and Hamas have signaled willingness to discuss a cease-fire. The question is how long it will last and what the consequences will be for Israel’s relations with its Western allies.