Democrats’ Afghan Tale

Democrats’ Afghan Tale – Anti-Empire

I’ve said before, and no doubt will say again, that depictions of Russia often have little to do with Russia itself and are more about those doing the depiction.

For many in the Western world, Russia is, and long has been, a significant ‘other’, comparison with which serves a useful purpose in the creation of self-identity.

Beyond that, negative (and on occasion even positive) portrayals of Russia feed into domestic political struggles and help legitimize one side or other in whatever argument people are having. Whether these portrayals of Russia are accurate is neither here nor there. What matters is their impact on domestic politics.

Trump’s War on Watchdogs, and What Congress Can Do About it

TRUMP’S WAR ON WATCHDOGS, AND WHAT CONGRESS CAN DO ABOUT IT

TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON IGS BY THE NUMBERS

President Trump has always been hostile toward oversight and accountability, and during the coronavirus crisis, Trump’s attacks on inspectors general have become both more aggressive and more frequent. His dizzying assault on independent watchdogs betrays his insecurity when faced with watchdogs whose role is to scrutinize his actions and the actions of his Cabinet members.