PUTIN SLAMS AUSTRIAN INTERVIEWER IN GERMAN FOR BADGERING HIM

Russian president offers a lesson in belligerent media handling Trump could learn from Vladimir Putin's interview with Armin Wolf, a reporter with the Austrian state ORF TV channel, in advance of the Russian president's today's visit to Austria, was a work of art. As if to justify his last name, the reporter attacked Putin like …

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WHAT BIBI WANTS, BIBI GETS

America's de facto President stages a dog and pony show in Tel Aviv Netanyahu claims Israel has proof that Iran lied and violated 2015 nuclear treaty Have you ever seen any head of state give a speech in which he used slides and props like a computer salesman? I have not. The closest any politician …

A VOLTAIRE DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Famous French playwright and satirist would have reveled in what happened today in Washington, DC Oh, I could just see François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), known by his nom de plume (pen name) Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer, rolling with laughter today, and slapping his knees for joy, were he able to witness in person what happened today at the White House. Because farce …

HOW THE BRITS, NOT THE RUSSIANS, FIXED THE US ELECTION 2016

...AND HOISTED TRUMP UPON THE WORLD  Alexander Nix This is a fascinating story from today's Guardian (London). This update includes two "must watch" videos - one by UK's Channel 4, which did undercover recording to expose the Cambridge Analytica methods of data gathering and mass election manipulations. And another - a firsthand account of the …