Up until the eleventh hour, it looked as though Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court was sailing smoothly to the confirmation finish line. Then the Democrats reached deep, accusing the judge of sexual wrongdoing many proms ago.
The US Open showdown between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka was a case study – both on court and off – of political correctness gone wild, with charges of sexism and racism flying faster than tennis balls.
Today in the US, just arguing with someone can get you banned from social media platforms. We have crossed into a parallel reality, the very Matrix dungeon, where tech companies police not only our thoughts but our behavior.
Starting around WWI, the US has experienced at least three waves of anti-Russia sentiment. What is unique about today's Russophobia is that it's not based on ideological differences, but rather raw political brinkmanship.
The former US ambassador to Russia has proven to be quite adept at chastising Russia at every turn, even in retirement. But what exactly has McFaul done to create an atmosphere of lasting peace between Moscow and Washington?
Western policymakers brazenly advocate that to be taken seriously, nations must emulate the Western democratic tradition. But peel back the veneer of these so-called democracies, and there lurks something sinister and rotten.
Just when it looked as though the witch hunt against Trump had dragged up every last speck of dirt on the mogul’s multifaceted life, along comes the US President’s personal attorney to prove just how ugly things can get.
Once again, US foreign diplomacy has boiled down to a series of inflammatory comments via social media, with the US leader this time threatening Iran with "consequences" as talk of sanctions and blockades heats up.
Vladimir Putin’s offer to let US officials attend interrogations of Russian officials indicted by the ‘Russiagate’ probe has been rejected. It seems Capitol Hill lawmakers have no interest in fair trials when it comes to Russia.