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September, 2020


Trumps Lawyer Aaron Krawitz is the Souce of the Tax Papers

Trumps Lawyer Aaron Krawitz is the Souce of the Latest Trump Tax Papers Trumps lawyer Aaron Krawitz   It was the moment when Donald Trump’s “Art of the Deal” fabulism, billionaire tycoon bluster and populist standard-bearing for forgotten Americans was revealed to be what it always looked like: a sham. A stunning New York Times exposé of the President’s tax returns Sunday revealed a pitifully inept businessman and a serial tax avoider crushed by massive debts that could expose him to conflicts of interest given his position as President andRead More


The Mysterious Deaths of 6 Historical Figures Was Napoleon murdered by his wallpaper? Was Mozart done in by a pork chop? Bess Lovejoy A portrait of Napoleon by Antoine-Jean Gros. Credit: via Getty Images. You might think that dying while famous means a well-documented death proceeding from an obvious cause, but nothing could be further from the truth. Throughout history, notable figures have spent their final hours in situations clouded with uncertainty, rumor, and suspicion. Whether the deceased is an ancient emperor or a modern aviator, the potential culpritRead More

The New Eviction Moratorium: What You Need to Know

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Конгресс США должен принять закон Навального

Congress Should Pass a Navalny Act The latest poisoning of a Russian critic requires expanded sanctions and accountability for Kremlin leadership. By Bret Stephens Aleksei Navalny in 2018. The Russian opposition leader is now lying comatose in a German hospital after a poisoning attack. Credit…Mladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In 2012, in the face of quiet resistance from the Obama administration, Congress passed the Magnitsky Act, named for a Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who was left to die in a Moscow prison in 2009 for blowing the whistle onRead More

For the Kremlin, Aleksei Navalny Is a Threat It Cannot Speak Of

For the Kremlin, Aleksei Navalny Is a Threat It Cannot Speak Of President Vladimir V. Putin has never publicly mentioned the opposition leader’s name in 20 years of speeches and interviews. Why? He is “completely out of their control,” which is intolerable, one analyst says. Aleksei Navalny, the Russian politician, activist and blogger, photographed in his offices in Moscow in 2014.Credit…James Hill for The New York Times By Andrew Higgins MOSCOW — A pro-Kremlin propaganda film posted online before Russia’s 2018 presidential election smeared Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian oppositionRead More

Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says

Aleksei Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok, Germany Says The German government said that toxicology tests showed the Russian opposition leader was poisoned with a nerve agent from the same class used in a 2018 attack in Britain on an ex-Soviet spy. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent and demanded answers from Russia. Mr. Navalny is currently in a German hospital.CreditCredit…Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Michael Schwirtz and Melissa Eddy Soon after a private plane carryingRead More

What Is Novichok, the Russian Nerve Agent Tied to Navalny Poisoning?

What Is Novichok, the Russian Nerve Agent Tied to Navalny Poisoning? For decades, scientists, spies and chemical weapons specialists have known about and feared the lethal substance. The Charité hospital in Berlin, where Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s opposition leader, remains in a medically induced coma. The German government said he had been poisoned with a deadly nerve agent from the Novichok family.Credit…Christoph Soeder/DPA, via Associated Press By Richard Pérez-Peña Few people had heard of the nerve agent Novichok until 2018, when Western officials accused Russia of having used it inRead More

Феликс Фенеон, анархист-коллекционер, был чемпионом Сера

Félix Fénéon, the Collector-Anarchist Who Was Seurat’s First Champion The Museum of Modern Art reopens with an exemplary show devoted to an essential figure who multitasked his way through the aesthetic and political ferment of Belle Époque Paris. Paul Signac’s portrait depicts Félix Fénéon as an ascetic yet flamboyant ringmaster set against a psychedelic pinwheel of patterns. Its rambling title: “Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones, and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890.”Credit…Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP,Read More

Роберт Смоллс: раб, укравший военный корабль Конфедерации и ставший конгрессменом

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Warship and Became a Congressman To save his family—and himself—Robert Smalls had to do something drastic. His bravery made him a folk hero. Lucas Reilly Robert Smalls circa 1870-1880. Photo from Mathew Brady, Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain. It was the spring of 1862, and Robert Smalls—a 23-year-old enslaved man living in Charleston, South Carolina—was desperate to buy the freedom of his wife and children. The asking price was $800. He had money saved up. Since the ageRead More

Трамп – уникальный президент

Трамп – уникальный президент. Это первый президент, который пытается превратить США в совок, поэтому восторженная поддержка Трампа иммигрантами из бывшего СССР меня совсем не удивляет: он им близок, знаком и понятен, как никто другой. Создание коррумпированной “партийной” элиты, не гнущающейся никакой ложью ради наживы, постоянное расручивание образов “правильных” (читаем “белых республиканцев”) американцев и “врагов народа”, отказывающихся любить президента всеми силами, жесткая пропагандистская повестка и заигрывание с заморскими диктаторами (СССР всегда поддерживал диктатуры и ненавидел демократический режим), постоянное использование Белого дома для бизнес-выгод и обкрадывания страны, сознательное незамечание угроз от другихRead More

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