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      Deeper and darker: Trump’s unknown financial connections to Russia may hold the key to the widening scandal
      Feb21

      Deeper and darker: Trump’s unknown financial connections to Russia may hold the key to the widening scandal

      (Credit: Getty/Drew Angerer/Klubovy) There’s a joke going around about President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to the effect that he has the dubious distinction of having been fired by both a Democratic and a Republican administration. But that’s not really very funny when you consider that he was...

      Trump’s new national security adviser H.R. McMaster called a soldier-scholar
      Feb21

      Trump’s new national security adviser H.R. McMaster called a soldier-scholar

      Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as President Donald Trump makes the announcement at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. McMaster will be the new national security adviser. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a...

      Trump’s business associates had a plan to offer Crimea to Russia: report
      Feb20

      Trump’s business associates had a plan to offer Crimea to Russia: report

      (Credit: Reuters/RIA Novosti/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) A new report suggests that President Donald Trump’s aides may have been floating ideas for lifting at least some of President Barack Obama’s sanctions on Russia in the days prior to the resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Michael D. Cohen,...

      WATCH: “Bitter Harvest” sheds light on Stalin’s forced starvation of Ukrainians that killed millions
      Feb20

      WATCH: “Bitter Harvest” sheds light on Stalin’s forced starvation of Ukrainians that killed millions

      The Holodomor, a genocide by forced starvation enacted on the Ukraine by Joseph Stalin during the 1930s, took millions of lives, but is not particularly well-known in history, in no small part because of the effectiveness of Soviet propaganda. The new film “Bitter Harvest”, starring Max Irons and Samantha Barks, seeks to shed more light on this...

      Look Again: The week’s most compelling images from around the globe
      Feb19

      Look Again: The week’s most compelling images from around the globe

      A seal performs during the presentation of the new show “Water and Fire” at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTSZ0VI (Credit: © Gleb Garanich / Reuters) class=’slideShow’ id=’slideShow14708130′...

      WATCH: Khrushchev’s granddaughter on Putin: “He made us respected”
      Feb19

      WATCH: Khrushchev’s granddaughter on Putin: “He made us respected”

      “As Russians we are willing to sacrifice a lot of things for our state to be respected, to be feared, to be recognized,” said Nina Khrushcheva, the granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. During a Salon Talks interview, Khrushcheva, an international affairs professor at The New School, was critical of Vladimir Putin but noted...

      America comes in third: Trump’s foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second”
      Feb18

      America comes in third: Trump’s foreign policy is looking more and more like “China First,” “Russia Second”

      Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Christopher Aluka Berry/Photo montage by Salon) If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country’s vital interests...

      Trump, Putin and Flynnghazi: The president’s apparent reversal on Russia and Crimea isn’t all that hard to understand
      Feb18

      Trump, Putin and Flynnghazi: The president’s apparent reversal on Russia and Crimea isn’t all that hard to understand

      (Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin/Getty/Win McNamee) While the aftershocks of Flynnghazi continue to roil Washington, something has changed in the Trump administration’s policy toward Russia. Candidate Trump famously promised to review the status of Crimea, reassess American commitments to NATO and look into weakening the sanctions on...

      Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old
      Feb18

      Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

      FILE – In this July 3, 2008, file photo, New Mexico Tech professor Penny Boston crawls through the Mud Turtle Passage on the way to the Snowy River formation during an expedition in Fort Stanton Cave, N.M. Boston, who discovered extreme life in New Mexico caves in 2008, presented new findings on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 of microbes trapped in...

      Is Michael Flynn the first casualty of a “deep state” coup? It’s not unthinkable
      Feb16

      Is Michael Flynn the first casualty of a “deep state” coup? It’s not unthinkable

      Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser — and the murky, widening scandal that it has provoked— has prompted another bout of shivering and shaking in the media about Russian interference in American politics. Here’s a quick recap, if you’ve been living in a cave: Flynn resigned Monday night after it emerged that...