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Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Political Science

It’s Not All About Clinton — The Midwest Was Getting Redder Before 2016

Here’s one of the biggest questions Democrats face in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss: Did Clinton have an Electoral College problem or does the …

CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday.<p>Citing U.S. officials briefed on the matter, …

Donald Trump

Bitcoin is approaching new highs for the year because of India’s demonetization

India’s cash crunch is sending one currency soaring.<p>Since prime minister Narendra Modi pulled Rs500 and Rs1000 notes from circulation on Nov. 8 in a bid to fight corruption and terrorism, the weekly volume of bitcoin trading in India has nearly doubled from prior levels.<p>The increased trading has …

Cryptocurrency

The Gambia’s president has rejected the outcome of the election he conceded

The elections in The Gambia aren’t over after all.<p>On Friday night (Dec. 9), president Yahya Jammeh, who conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election a week ago, appeared on national television and called into question the veracity of the Dec. 1 election results.<p>Jammeh, who came to power …

Africa

Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India

A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them…<p>In 1942 a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an …

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A Climate Denier is Leading the NASA Transition

Scientists and policy watchers have been sounding the alarm bell that NASA’s climate work could be in jeopardy ever since Donald Trump’s election …

Climate
Donald Trump

Russia, China block UN resolution for Aleppo ceasefire

Moscow has rejected the UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire, citing a pending agreement with Washington, a Russian official said. But an …

Obama says that in America you “can criticize a president — without retribution”

In his last national security speech, delivered before troops on Dec. 6, Barack Obama praised and defended his administration’s legacy and offered his view on how successors should continue its policies and uphold its values. Although the White House says the remarks were planned before the Nov. 8 …

Donald Trump
Barack Obama

The Trouble With the Electoral College

We’ve now had two presidents in the last 16 years who didn’t win the popular vote. That's a problem.<p>Donald Trump got pretty worked up on election night when it dawned on him that the next president would lose the popular vote and yet win in the Electoral College. “We should have a revolution in …

Government

The Black Swan President

Donald Trump is the biggest unknown ever to take control of the White House. What’s the worst-case scenario? The best? As the country waits to find out, Politico Magazine asked 17 experts to game out a Trump presidency.<p>On Tuesday, when Donald Trump defied the polls, the Clinton machine and much of …

Geopolitics
Donald Trump
Middle-class

It’s Going to Be Okay – Follow Up

On Tuesday night, after tossing and turning for a couple hours, I said fuck it and grabbed the laptop and started typing. What came out was a post …

Michelle Obama

It’s Going to Be Okay

A lot of people in this country feel like this right now:Or this:Or even this:I feel ya.It’s a lot to take in. President Trump. The guy who said all …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert Makes A Sad Speech In His Special

Although Stephen Colbert did his damnedest to keep everyone's spirits up during his live election special, it was only moderately successful. As the …

Stephen Colbert
Government
India

Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly characterized the Interfax news agency of Russia as a state-run agency. Interfax is a privately owned and managed company.<p>MOSCOW — Russian government officials conferred with members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, a senior Russian …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Polls Missed Trump. We Asked Pollsters Why.

The polls missed Donald Trump’s election. Individual polls missed, at the state level and nationally (though national polls weren’t far off). So did …

Immigration

How Trump Could Erase Key Parts of Obama’s Legacy

As President Obama prepares to sit down with his successor, Donald Trump, in a White House meeting on Thursday that seemed improbable even a few weeks ago, an important question looms.<p>Will the real estate mogul, once in office, seek to dismantle completely the achievements of the first black …

Guantanamo Bay

Singapore Says Low ‘Person of Interest’ in 1MDB-Linked Probe

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Asia

‘Strange New Land’: America in a Time of Trump

The alchemy of Trump's victory, at odds with popular vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's muscular performance with working-class whites overwhelmed the national trend toward a more diverse population that tends to favor Democrats. That dynamic was amplified by the peculiar mathematics of the Electoral College, which gave a megaphone to less-educated …

Electoral College
China