NYTimes: Playing With Fire in Ukraine

We can’t take our eye off this idiot for even a second. Even if it is only posturing for a better deal we can’t let him get away with this crap. 57 more words

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NYTimes: Who Gets to Race as a Woman?

The Olympics and other large sporting events are a disgusting mess which don’t deserve the money and attention we lavish on them. They do no good for the countries and cities which host them. 151 more words

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NYTimes: More of Kremlin’s Opponents Are Ending Up Dead

Watch what you eat and drink if you’ve said bad things about the Russians.

More of Kremlin’s Opponents Are Ending Up Dead http://nyti.ms/2bqpMbc

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Turning 70...by plane, by boat, by car, and on my own two feet (part 1)

Lounging by the Mediterranean in Kas, Turkey.

I left my home in Tucson, Arizona, on May 3. Since our return to Tucson this week, so many friends have asked, “Where exactly did you go?” 237 more words

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NYTimes: America’s Global Corruption Crusade

True dat! Corruption breeds poverty, poverty breeds strife, strife breeds…

Fill in the blank: conflict, crime, terrorism, refugees, unnecessary emigration, smuggling, piracy, human trafficking…

American officials have come to see corruption as a major cause of global instability — hindering development, deepening poverty and undermining people’s faith in their governments.

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NYTimes: Why the E.U. Had It Coming

The staff here is not especially well versed in European politics, but we know well enough that the US is not the only place where NobodyisFlyingthePlane. 140 more words

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