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      Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump will change nothing
      Jul07

      Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump will change nothing

      Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time earlier on Friday. Although it is occurring as part of the Group of 20 summit meeting in the German city of Hamburg, their opening official introduction is bound to take up the lion’s...

      Russian hackers are alleged to be targeting nuclear power plants
      Jul07

      Russian hackers are alleged to be targeting nuclear power plants

      (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Russian hackers are the chief suspects in recent efforts to meddle with the computer networks that run various nuclear power plants and other energy facilities. If Russia is indeed responsible, it suggests that they could attempt to forcibly shut down parts of America’s power grid like they are believed to...

      Trump borrows the far-right’s rallying cry while in Europe: The West must have the “courage to preserve our civilization”
      Jul06

      Trump borrows the far-right’s rallying cry while in Europe: The West must have the “courage to preserve our civilization”

      (Credit: Getty/Win McNamee/AP/Evan Vucci/Muhamed Huwais) President Donald Trump spoke ominously about the threat of Islamic terrorism, mass immigration and growing government bureaucracy in his first major speech ahead of the G20 summit in Germany. Echoing the worldview of his top White House advisors, the president ripped a line from...

      Is America past the point of no return?
      Jul06

      Is America past the point of no return?

      A woman holds hats to get them autographed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Have corporate/billionaire control of our republic reached such a point that it’s no longer reversible? Have we passed the tipping...

      Vladimir Putin’s next move: What does the Russian leader want from Trump? And what will he offer?
      Jul05

      Vladimir Putin’s next move: What does the Russian leader want from Trump? And what will he offer?

      (Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin/Nancy Wiechec) In a couple of days President Trump is going overseas again, for a meeting with world leaders of the G-20 in Hamburg. This time he will also meet with his favorite leader of all, Vladimir Putin, one on one. This is ostensibly the first time they will have met in person. I say ostensibly because...

      Is Putin’s Russia the critical threat Americans believe it to be?
      Jul04

      Is Putin’s Russia the critical threat Americans believe it to be?

      (Credit: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool) U.S. intelligence agencies — 17 of them — agree that evidence shows the Russian government hacked the Democratic National Committee and waged a campaign to influence voters in 2016. Although no evidence of collusion between U.S. citizens and Russia has been proven yet, President Donald Trump and...

      So much for the idea of a Trump-Putin “bromance”
      Jul01

      So much for the idea of a Trump-Putin “bromance”

      (Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Christopher Aluka Berry/Photo montage by Salon) Can Donald Trump relight the fire with his Russian brother Vladimir Putin? Once upon a time they were a mutual admiration society. In 2013, Trump expressed hope that Putin would attend his Miss Universe contest in Moscow and wondered if he would become “my new best...

      Forget the stupid tweets: There’s big news on Trump’s Russia connections — and he doesn’t want you to read it
      Jun30

      Forget the stupid tweets: There’s big news on Trump’s Russia connections — and he doesn’t want you to read it

      Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Susan Walsh) Well, Thursday was a lot of fun, wasn’t it? We got to spend the day wallowing in presidential misogyny, a treat we haven’t been able to savor since we heard Donald Trump brag about getting away with random crotch grabbing because he is such a “star.” No one can be...

      Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect white men from hate speech but not black children
      Jun28

      Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect white men from hate speech but not black children

      mark_zuckerberg (Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam) In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of...

      A nuclear power plant was hacked in the U.S.
      Jun28

      A nuclear power plant was hacked in the U.S.

      (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) (Credit: AP) A federal investigation is taking place into the breaching of the computer systems in at least one nuclear power plant, according to a report by ABC News. The good news is that no sensitive systems were impacted by the attack. It seems that the hackers only managed to penetrate into a computer system...