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Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

Truth or Pravda

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Carol Smaldino

My "lesson" of my vacation has turned out to be that, that perhaps I too can question more of my own assumptions than I sometimes do.

Russian Pop Culture in the West?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

Since buying, owning and enjoying foreign records in Russia is no longer a political issue, why hasn't the vast nation, in turn, managed to capture western hearts with their take on pop music?

McCain Tells Russians They Deserve Better Than Putin

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for siding with "tyrannies," perpetuating bigotry, censoring the media and endo...

McCain Giving Putin A Dose Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times with a column of his own. McCain will at...

Russian Democracy Has a Pulse, Now It Needs a Heart

Harris Silver | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Harris Silver

I think this case redefines how we can think about the bigger ideas of citizenship and sovereignty and is a window into the state of democracy in Russia. Let's talk about citizenship first.

The Best Vodka Bars | Posted 09.21.2011 | Home

Pick just about any bar in the country, and it's bound to have at least one vodka. It is, after all, America's most popular tipple. But many establish...

WATCH: A Rare Look At Soviet-Era Political Cartoons

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Using rarely seen footage from the Russian State Film Archives, documentarian Kevin McNeer has produced a fascinating documentary about the late Soviet political cartoonist and propaganda artist Boris Efimov.

GOP-TV and What to Do About It

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trey Ellis

With CNN dying a slow death and MSNBC too small to be a strong enough counterweight, having one political party's semi-official press organ doubling as our nation's dominant news outlet is a grave danger to our republic.

IDIOTS DELIGHT: Russian Paper Accuses Canadians of Doping & The Canada Paper That Takes It Seriously

B.D. Gallof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
B.D. Gallof

If you want to see the end of journalism...start here. All it takes is a English failed musician who lives and writes for the Russian Pravda. He has ...

The Medium With the Twisted Lip

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The government is broken and so is American journalism. However, like then man with the twisted lip, journalism will find a way to live and prosper.