President Putin’s Year-End Review Covered Plenty Of Relevant Topics
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President Putin’s Year-End Review Covered Plenty Of Relevant Topics

Although the Russian leader talked about a multitude of other topics as well, all of the discussed ones had the greatest relevance for the global audience. Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual press conference on Thursday, albeit under hybrid conditions of both minimal in-person attendance and remote participation. The utmost care was taken to…

A Return to Normalcy? Joe Biden’s Vision of Normal Raises Concerns
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A Return to Normalcy? Joe Biden’s Vision of Normal Raises Concerns

It has already been observed that Joe Biden’s incoming cabinet looks a bit like old wine in new bottles, drawing as it does on veterans from the Barack Obama and even the Bill Clinton administrations. That’s the bad news as it very much looks like business as usual as the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Wall Street kleptocracy is reasserting…

Why They’re Denying You Healthcare and Financial Support During a Pandemic
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Why They’re Denying You Healthcare and Financial Support During a Pandemic

An old adage known as Betteridge’s law of headlines asserts that “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” There’s a Bloomberg story trending on Twitter right now about China having the ability to control the weather, with the headline reading “Has China Mastered Weather Modification? Should We Worry?” According…

There’s No Great ‘American Democracy’ to be Restored After Trump
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There’s No Great ‘American Democracy’ to be Restored After Trump

In his latest victory speech, Joe Biden claimed that his election marks a great victory for “democracy.” The claim has some merit. Donald Trump is an authoritarian menace who has played to and preyed upon the United States’ worst, most hateful and paranoid instincts, in a farcical yet nonetheless dangerous effort to establish an autocratic…