Alex Rubakha

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There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

A perfect guide for cracking a JavaScript interview (A developer’s perspective)

The JavaScript(JS) interviews are not easy. I accept it, you accept it and, everyone does. The number of possibilities of questions could be asked in …

JavaScript

Beware the illiberal alliance of Poland and Hungary, a grave threat to the EU

Both governments prefer ‘conservative nationalist’ states to democracy. Brussels should take a standd<p>It’s ugly and on the rise; and it’s hard to see how it can end well. The global rise of conservative nationalism with the aim of creating “national communities” – directed by an unchallengeable …

Europe

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

The Trump Presidency Isn't Nearly As Bad As It Sounds

Amid the miasma of manufactured controversies, lurid distractions and conspiracy theories, Trump’s presidency is, as Mark Twain is supposed to have said of Wagner’s music, “better than it sounds.”<p>The president of the United States wakes up some mornings seemingly determined to convince as many …

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How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

Computer Science

Can you solve it? Secrets of Russian intelligence

Three puzzles that came in from the cold<p>UPDATE: The solutions to the puzzles can now be found here.<p>Hi guzzlers,<p>Every day we read stories concerning the prowess of Russian hackers. But why are they so good? A clue may lie in the fact that Russia has long excelled in maths outreach, which has been …

Puzzles

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

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Why Do Democracies Fail?

A new book points to the importance of strong conservative parties—and warns about the consequences when they fall short.<p>Why do democracies fail?<p>It’s suddenly a very urgent and important question. Daniel Ziblatt’s new book arrives just in time to deliver a powerful and supremely relevant …

Political Science

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read as Trump riles libertarians

Some libertarians are reacting with alarm to Donald Trump’s discriminatory executive orders, his authoritarian tendencies and international sabre-rattling<p>Few will have missed David Frum’s dystopian cover story for the Atlantic, but many of the people passing it around on social media may not …

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What Conservatives Get Wrong About Trump's Immigration Order

There’s reason to reserve judgment, but no cause for giving the president the benefit of the doubt.<p>Late Sunday, <i>National Review</i> published an editorial on Donald Trump’s executive order titled “Trump’s Order on Refugees: Mostly Right on Substance, Wrong on Rollout.”<p>Echoing arguments circulating …

Immigration

The Roots of a Counterproductive Immigration Policy

The liberal scorn for nationhood and refusal to adapt immigration policy to changing circumstances enables the rise of extremism in the West.<p>The Orlando nightclub shooter, the worst mass-casualty gunman in US history, was the son of immigrants from Afghanistan. The San Bernardino shooters were …

Political Science

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read during Trump's first week

Rightwing commentators on the foreign policy implications of the president’s inaugural address, his likely line on the culture wars and even his mental health<p>The Guardian published an interview with Brian Eno the other day, in which he offered some political reflections. On Brexit and Trump, the …

Political Science

Donald Trump’s New Culture War

Back in 1987, Bill Bennett advanced the argument that a key reason why colleges keep increasing their tuition is that the government keeps making …

Donald Trump

Welcome to the age of anger

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Political Science

Why Trump’s Republican Party Is Embracing Russia

Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.<p>Through his public statements and presidential appointments, Donald Trump is remaking Republican foreign policy in …

Political Science