Adam Schiff Is Unfit to Lead Impeachment

Adam Schiff, House of Representatives elect
Landon Mion | @landon_mion

House Representative Adam Schiff recently appeared on live television to read the transcript of the phone call between  Trump and the president of Ukraine. Instead of reading the transcript word for word, he added what he thinks Trump would have said if he were trying to secure an election. Later on, Schiff claimed it was a parody; however, he presented legitimately at the time of his broadcast appearance.

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The Russian Opposition Protests, Explained

protests in russia about corruption and opposition suppression are gaining traction
Drew Zirkle | @71RDrewZirkle
MOSCOW–RUSSIA

Riot police, tear gas, and arbitrary arrests. This scene sounds like its straight out of Hong Kong, where prolific protests erupted earlier this summer and have engulfed the city for months garnering worldwide attention. Although Hong Kong certainly is engaged in one of the most dangerous struggles for geopolitical sovereignty, they have overshadowed a band of freedom fighters that have endured a despotic regime in a land that has never tasted liberty.

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Book Review: The Dark Double: U.S. Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values

the dark double trump putin
Kevin Doremus | @k_doremus

Academics and policymakers from the realist, liberal, and constructivist schools of thought debate the motivations of Russian foreign policy.  Andrei Tsygankov in his latest book The Dark Double: US Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values makes the argument that the tension between the U.S. and Russia is the result of historical, cultural, and political differences.  The book analyzes how U.S. media presents Russia as a “dark double” and a villain in the international system.  According to Tsygankov, the U.S.-Russian relationship is an example of how negative perceptions of the other can lead to competitiveness.  He expresses concern that cooperation between the two powers is unlikely until both recognize and respect their differences.

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Sanctions Contribute to the Collapse of the Dollar

TJ Roberts | United States

Sanctions are not only an act of economic warfare that invokes misery upon the people who hold no power in a country, it also causes instability in the market of the country imposing the sanctions. Economic warfare is the new isolationism. If the US continues its zealous pursuit of empire, we will see an acceleration of inflation. When the dollar loses even more value, the economy will tank.

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