Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

Russia consistently reaches out to the U.S. for improved relations, and the U.S. consistently rejects those gestures. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2017 In his recent opinion piece in Bloomberg, a publication dedicated to … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
To Russia with love

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Ed Felien :
Putin’s puppet and the really big deal

All Trump has to do is help the Russians build their pipeline through Afghanistan. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2016 It’s the biggest deal he’s ever done. If he gets this done, he’s the richest, … finish reading Ed Felien :
Putin’s puppet and the really big deal

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Murray Polner :
The Ukrainian mess: Where are the skeptics?

is this another replay of the Vietnam and Iraq eras when our mass media merely echoed government spokespeople? By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 Poor Katrina van den Heuvel and husband Stephen Cohen, she the … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Ukrainian mess: Where are the skeptics?

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Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

Nothing quite like this move on the geopolitical chessboard has happened since the U.S. became the world’s single superpower over two decades ago. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2014 “The West must understand that, … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

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Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

The new Cold War doctrine is that democratically elected nationalist or socialist leaders are new dominos threatening the fall of a U.S.-controlled order. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 While the first Cold War was … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

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Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

After years of watching Washington and its NATO alliance entice and cajole traditionally Russian allies to join the western capitalist sphere, Moscow has recently begun fighting back. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2014 Recent events … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

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Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Crimea is a dangling appendix to the … finish reading Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

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Tom Hayden :
Is a new Cold War upon us?

From the residue of the old Soviet Union, a new nationalist, nuclear-armed, resource-rich Russia has risen to challenge Western claims of triumphalism. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Haven’t the Republicans, the neoconservatives, and the … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Is a new Cold War upon us?

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Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

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Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

Beacon to the world? Image from Wikimedia Commons. Was Putin right? Revisiting ‘American exceptionalism’ A better future and the survival of the human race require us to realize, as Paul Robeson suggested, that what is precious about humanity is not … finish reading Harry Targ : Revisiting ‘American Exceptionalism’

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Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

Image from ElectronicFrontierFoundation / Flickr. Protests against secrecy drive elites into debate A virtual empire composed of distant and interconnected private and public elites contradicts representative democracy as virtually all Americans understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog … finish reading Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

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Pat Buchanan : Blowback From Bear-Baiting

Raging Bear: Vladimir Putin. ‘Saakashvili’s blunder probably means permanent loss of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.’ By Pat Buchanan / August 15, 2008 Mikheil Saakashvili’s decision to use the opening of the Olympic Games to cover Georgia’s invasion of its breakaway … finish reading Pat Buchanan : Blowback From Bear-Baiting

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