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In Ukraine….”there will be thousands of people killed and this blood of children and adults will be on Trump’s hands.”

President Donald Trump’s deeply disturbing airy comparison last night of Russian president Vladamir’s Putin’s record as a killer to our own is still  getting crickets in right-wind media this morning. So it’s easy to wonder what transpired in the conversation … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Government Even Arrests Lawyers to Keep Them From Defending Journalists

From Abdullah Bozkurt for Turkish Minute: The unprecedented crackdown on lawyers who defend critics, dissidents and opponents of the authoritarian regime of Turkey’s strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paint a dismal picture of how the criminal justice system has been turned … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s al Nusra Problem

While it was predictable that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey would blame the so-called FETO terrorist organization run by cleric Fettulah Gulen in his Pennsylvania compound for the assissination of the Russsian ambassador earlier this week, he knows that … Continue reading

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The Russians Aren’t Buying Turkey’s Story That It Was the Gulenists Who Assassinated Their Ambassador

From Jason Hanna and James Masters for CNN: (CNN)The Kremlin has pushed back against Turkey’s allegations that a movement led by exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Ankara. “We need to wait for results … Continue reading

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Turkey Immediately Began Blocking Social Media Access After Assassination

Writes Ed Krayewski for Reason: The Turkish government appears to be blocking access to social media networks and messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp in the aftermath of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Turkey Blocksreports. The … Continue reading

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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard Misplays Neocon Card After Trump Meeting

One of the more outside the box meetings President-Elect Donald Trump had yesterday was with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). A critic of the Obama administrations handling of Middle East conflicts, the Washington Post reports: Trump’s meetings on Monday included Rep. … Continue reading

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Hillary Giveth, Trump Giveth Back

Hey guys remember I told you five hours ago Trump would screw up this day somehow? Praising Saddam Hussein. He did it. — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 6, 2016 Oh, well. That sure didn’t take long. He even gave Hillary … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman’s Misguided Man Crush on Arne Duncan

Educator and writer John Thompson proved to be prophetic in a Huffington Post piece last month when he wrote this: Education beat writers demonstrate the same excellence as other journalists. The problem is Op Ed columnists and other writers who … Continue reading

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