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Spain Fires Shots at Putin’s Kleptocracy

A big bust nets eight mobsters. A further set of warrants are out for Russian officials directly implicated in gangland dealings.

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Bloodbath in a Cemetery

The wild Russian 90s are back, replete with murders, racketeering, and criminal-fueled chaos.

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Putin’s Huff-and-Puff Ploy

A Russian businessman, who is suing Gazprom and Lukoil, opens up about the Panama Papers, shady dealings in Putin’s Saint Petersburg of the 1990s, and the Russian President’s bluffing strategy.

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Putin’s Panama Papers Problem

The Russian President is said to be very unhappy with how an influential, privately-owned Russian business media outlet is covering the story. A crackdown is underway.

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Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

Donald's European Vacation

There is no escaping that the leader of the Free World alienated much of the Free World yesterday in Europe.

Reefer Madness

There is a case for the federal government to err on the side of restriction and use some of the legal means at its disposal to curb the proliferation of cheap pot.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

deep state

The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

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