Charges of Russian interference in our election should be investigated but ought not to become an occasion to harass domestic critics of U.S. policy.
A writer with considerable expertise about Russian and Ukrainian politics connects the dots after scrutinizing the shadowy PropOrNot and a controversial Washington Post article.
Craig Timberg has drawn reproach from several press sources for a recent story citing the claims of a group whose members have not identified themselves but have accused more than 200 news outlets of aiding Russia in a propaganda campaign designed to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
I have been named as one of those college professors who, according to the Watchlist's mission statement, “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed that many government information officers block specific journalists they don't like from accessing information.
Like a piece of Swiss cheese, U.S. sanction policy is riddled with holes, according to reports. A former Treasury official claims licenses to trade with blacklisted countries such as Iran have been doled out to the tune of billions of dollars in profits, all at the behest of lobbying groups.
The country suffers an impoverishment of ideas and analysis at a moment when we desperately need radical voices to make sense of the corporate destruction of the global economy and the ecosystem.The country suffers an impoverishment of ideas and analysis at a moment when we desperately need radical voices.