President Donald Trump’s decision impose a sweeping set of sanctions against Russian oligarchs was a reaction to several of Russia’s activities in recent years, including election meddling in the United States, Mercedes Schlapp, the president’s senior adviser for strategic communications, said Friday morning. “These are dealing with issues of election meddling, among other things,” Schlapp
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President Donald Trump once again caught all of the pundit universe by surprise. He was faced with a challenge to his tough border control position from the activist group People Without Borders and its caravan of 1,200 to 1,500 migrants determined to prove sovereign boundaries between nations don’t count, and should therefore be ignored. The
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So, with the first quarter of 2018 behind us, what’s the word on the big tax cut passed in December? Is it “crumbs,” as Nancy Pelosi declared? Has it launched the U.S. in to the next Great Depression, as a Washington Post column predicted? Far from it. In fact, the early evidence shows that tax
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The West’s lenient attitude toward Russian acts of aggression has served only to embolden Russian President Vladimir Putin. Refreshingly, on the heels of the recent poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, there has been a uniform response. In fact, the world may have just witnessed “the largest collective expulsion
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Museums have traditionally served as repositories for the past. But younger generations are avoiding the chance to slow-walk through history, so museums are exploring new ways to attract visitors. Some are incorporating performance art like dance, concerts, or film series related in some way to their exhibitions. Others are offering a further stretch: The Metropolitan
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Scroll down for next story The administration gets even tougher. The Trump administration on Friday announced a new set of sanctions against 38 individuals and entities in Russia in response to a “consistent pattern of malign activities” by the Russian government. Among those sanctioned are seven Russian oligarchs, including Oleg Deripaska; Kirill Shamalov, the former
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The Associated Press by John Carney6 Apr 20180 6 Apr, 20186 Apr, 2018 The American job creation engine hit stall speed in March. Nonfarm payrolls rose 103,000 in March, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. Economists had expected a gain of 193,000. The monthly reading was a huge slip from
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Keeping up with the news out of Russia has been like trying to drink from a firehose for at least the last month, though that would be seriously inadvisable considering what might have been added to the water. Just a partial recap: At the beginning of March a former British agent, Russian Sergei Skripal, now
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Seattle The northern wall at the office of the Licton Springs Village on North Seattle’s gritty Aurora Avenue features a poster containing a stark notice: “BOTULISM WARNING.” “A suspected WOUND BOTULISM case has been reported in King County. Health officials believe the case may be related injecting [sic] black tar heroin,” it reads. “Injecting heroin
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There was a snowstorm in Washington, D.C., a few days before the arrival of spring, and while it deposited a handful of inches on the ground and closed area schools for the day, the evidence was gone nearly as soon as it had arrived—and largely forgotten. Not, however, by a 33-year-old first-term Democratic member of
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A day before former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted last year, special counsel Robert Mueller looked to seize accounts at three different banks, Politico is reporting. The move was disclosed in a list of search and seizure warrants prosecutors submitted to a federal court on Thursday according to the website, which posted the
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For the most part, centrism gets a bad rap. We live in a world where “passion” has an absolute value sign around it and everyone is encouraged to believe “passionately” in whatever subject catches their fancy: cross-stitching, home-brewing, saving the whales, politics. Whatever. It makes no difference. Modern America prizes passion above just about every
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Two new translations of Homer’s Odyssey offer an opportunity to enjoy this famous epic, which is not only an adventure story but a reflection on the nature and limits of heroism. These editions also invite us to consider the art of the translator. Emily Wilson, whose book was released in November, was born in 1971.
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Let it be said at the outset that James Lewis’s The Burr Conspiracy is a superb work of contemporary historical craftsmanship. The question for everyone interested in its subject is how to understand it. Ostensibly, that subject is the supposed conspiracy cooked up by Aaron Burr and some others to sever, so it was alleged,
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Scene: New York City, some­time in the sixties. Mary McCarthy, former “dark lady” of American letters, walks up to the young Susan Sontag at a party and says, icily: So I hear you’re the new me. (In some accounts: the imitation me.) This exchange will become famous, though no one—least of all Sontag herself—seems to
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Whenever I need to check out of the world, I head to a place called Satan’s Creek. I go there to catch-and-release—or maybe catch-and-ogle—God’s most perfect creatures: wild brook trout. They come small in these mountain runs. An 11-incher would be considered trophy-size. Still, bringing one to hand, with its speckled reds and yellows and
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“How many of you drive for a living? How many of you want to?” That’s the question Michael Crow, the president of Arizona State University, posed recently to an audience assembled in Washington, D.C., to learn about the future of driverless cars. Crow, who participated in a discussion called “Designing the Transition to Autonomous Mobility”
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In 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges revised the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) for the first time in nearly 25 years, stretching the full exam-day experience from around five hours to eight or more. The test drew attention at the time for its sheer length; less widely noted was the explicitly ideological bent
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The White House declared on April 4 that the “military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed.” While the United States is “committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated,” the Trump administration already has an
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Republicans are just over six months away from the 2018 midterm elections, and there’s plenty to worry about. Midterms almost always favor the party out of power, and Democratic voters are far more enthused about the coming elections than their Republican correlatives. And although one should never underestimate the present-day Democratic party’s ability to wreck
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The borders around the 140-square-mile Gaza strip are guarded heavily by both its neighbors, Israel and Egypt, and the sea lanes are blockaded. Israel has lately managed to stop the rockets that the Palestinian radical group Hamas, which runs Gaza, has been firing into its southern cities. Israel claims, too, to have come up with
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There were many decades when the visit of a crown prince of Saudi Arabia to the United States didn’t cause much stir in world affairs. But these are different days for the Middle East and for the globe. The three-week visit of Mohammed bin Salman, in which he met with the president and an array
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I always wanted a nickname, a moniker to set me apart and give voice to the familiar fondness that everyone who knows me feels towards my special character—you know, that way I have, that unmistakable something about me. Oh him, they would say, everyone knows him. But instead of him, they would say Patch or
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