International

12/09/2016 - 6:00pm

    It's hard to blame Russia for using its propaganda machine to help build a post-fact world when its economy depends on a post-fact market -- the oil one. The market's reaction to news from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries highlights its spurious mechanics.

    Bloomberg News...

12/08/2016 - 4:00pm

    Sure, you can buy your uncle a necktie that he won’t wear, or your niece an Amazon certificate that she’ll forget to use. Or you can help remove shrapnel from an injured child in Syria, or assist students at risk of genocide in South Sudan.

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12/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    At long last, Fidel Castro is dead. Now the oppressive system he installed in Cuba can wither and die, too -- unless Donald Trump reverts to Cold War policies and gives Cuba's failing dictatorship new life.

    It is tempting to see Castro's...

12/07/2016 - 10:00am

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created trade links between the U.S., Japan and a number of other Asian countries, is dead. Donald Trump has vowed to kill the pact on his first day in office. That won't be a hard promise to keep, as the trade deal was already effectively dead --...

12/06/2016 - 12:00pm

    Recently, New York magazine set the Internet on fire with a piece speculating that hacked voting machines may have tipped November's presidential election.

    This is dangerous, and not just because there's no evidence that Russia "stole...

12/06/2016 - 11:00am

    Until recently, the phenomenon of Russian government propaganda was only interesting to a small group of Russia experts, news junkies and counter-propaganda fundraisers. It was mainly seen as a tool for keeping Russians supportive of Vladimir Putin. No longer. Thanks to post-U.S. election blame games,...

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