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American Idiots Kill the American Century

ODESA, Ukraine — The American Century is ending, with external adversaries outmaneuvering the United States in critical strategic contests worldwide, while internal extremists destroy American leadership. Whether one believes — as American officials say they do — that the purpose of U.S. power is to enforce a “rules-based” liberal international order and defend human rights, or whether one believes — as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his friends say they do — that the U.S. uses its espoused ideals as cover…

Biden Announces Over 500 New Sanctions Against Russia

The Biden administration has announced it will level 500 new sanctions against Russia following the death of jailed Russian dissident Alexei Navalny in a Siberian prison.  In a Friday statement from the White House, President Joe Biden announced the sanctions package, which was unveiled just one day shy of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  “Today, I am announcing more than 500 new sanctions against Russia for its ongoing war of conquest on Ukraine and for the death of Aleksey Navalny,…

Bono pays tribute to Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny at U2 show

Breadcrumb Trail LinksWorldMusicPublished Feb 20, 2024  •  2 minute read Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, activist, and the lead vocalist of the rock band U2, greets people as he performs at a subway station-turned-bomb shelter in Kyiv on May 8, 2022. Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY /AFP via Getty ImagesReviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page.Article contentU2 frontman Bono pleaded for “people who…

tea, royals, romance with daughter of Putin ally

It looks like Tom Cruise has settled very nicely into his new life in London, where the quintessentially American movie star is said to host Sunday tea parties, hang out with Prince William at swanky galas and has reportedly launched a serious romance with one of the Russian socialites whose extravagant lifestyles have helped turn the British capital into “Londongrad.” Filming the latest installments of his “Mission: Impossible” franchise brought the Cruise to the U.K., where he found “a place to call home” in London, a…

Yulia Navalnaya Temporarily Suspended From X Amid Putin Criticism

The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was temporarily suspended from X, formerly Twitter, on Tuesday after announcing she would continue her dead husband’s fight against Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian government.   Since Navalny’s death on Friday, Yulia Navalnaya has led a public campaign to pressure the Russian government for the return of her husband’s body, and for cooperation from the international community in holding the Putin government accountable for his death. Russian authorities claim…

Jon Stewart Takes Aim at Tucker Carlson’s Putin Interview

Tucker Carlson recently visited Russia to interview the country’s president/dictator Vladimir Putin and Jon Stewart has some thoughts. The Daily Show host addressed the Carlson incident after explaining the backlash he received about his show last week from Democrats. “It was never my intention to say out loud what I saw with my eyes and then brain,” Stewart said, apologizing to those he upset with his “both sides rhetoric.” He added, “I can do better. I can haz learning. I can haz it. But I don’t even know where…

If Russia is developing some kind of space-based weapon, Putin may never get to use it

Russian Soyuz 2.1a with the Progress MS-26 cargo spaceship blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Roscosmos State Space Corporation via AP News of a possible Russian satellite-destroying, space-based nuclear weapon sent shock waves through Washington this week. Some officials responded with considerable alarm, while others insisted that such concern is—for the…

Navalny’s Death Signals the End of Peaceful Opposition to Putin

Russia’s leading opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, who united people in his fight against Vladimir Putin’s regime, died Friday in a remote Arctic prison, where he was serving a decades-long sentence on trumped-up charges. He is survived by his wife, two kids, and the millions of Russians at home and abroad who yearned for a better future. The Kremlin’s propaganda machine, now in overdrive, lists the cause of death as a blood clot, spinning a narrative that Putin — ever-so-popular with the people — didn’t need Navalny…

Russian President Vladimir Putin Foe Was 47 – The Hollywood Reporter

Alexei Navalny, the fiercest foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests, died in prison Friday, Russia’s prison agency said. He was 47. The Federal Prison Service said in a statement that Navalny felt unwell after a walk Friday and lost consciousness. An ambulance arrived to try to rehabilitate him, but he died. Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on X (formerly Twitter), that the politician’s team had no…

Alexei Navalny’s Death is Another Bloody Victory for Putin

KYIV — Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a decades-long quest to restore his country to what he views as its rightful place in world affairs, and he is willing to crush anyone who stands in his way. Putin’s regime has ruthlessly consolidated power through murder and oppression, while using unfettered militancy abroad to expand the Kremlin’s reach. Until recently, the West has largely accommodated Putin, deluding itself that engagement and dialogue would temper his remorseless thirst for control and appetite…