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Donald Trump Jr. just did something colossally stupid. It's actually unfathomable to think that he actually did what he just did, which, to be quite fair is saying a lot. It is quite difficult to make any sense of why this happened, and many in the know are also confused. In an attempt to pre-empt a New York Times piece detailing direct contact and solicitation between the Trump campaign last year and the Russian government—believed to be working...
My parents arrived in America in the 1980s. They emigrated from China—godless, chaotic, Communist China—a place that was reeling from decades of turmoil, struggling to orient itself after the death of a leader who loomed larger than God. They’d least expect to encounter characteristics of that China in their new home, in one of the world’s most developed countries, nearly three decades later. Both my mother and my father came of age in Shanghai during...
Jared Kushner, who not-too-long ago was just the publisher of the New York Observer and a real estate guy (and someone I would walk past outside of the 92Y on my way to the train), has recently become one of the most powerful and influential people in the world, as a top advisor to his father-in-law, the empty-headed bag of Cheetos that has somehow inexplicably become the most powerful figure in the world. It seems like lately, between spending...
Almost perfectly coincident with Vladimir Putin's recently renewed pledges of allegiance as Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Rigged Elections President of Russia is news that he has been constructing, allegedly of course, "Project South," a massive private palace on the Black Sea. Since his reiterated swearing-in was met with mass protests, which were then met with a heavy police crackdown, which then elicited US statements of disapproval—which have more recently been followed by by Putin saying...