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Foreign Dark Money Is Threatening American Democracy

*/ ]]> Whatever Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation ends up revealing about Russia’s efforts to subvert our democracy, one thing is already clear from the media attention this topic has received: America’s democratic institutions [...]

Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lay a wreath of flowers during a ceremony in Compiègne, north of Paris, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. | Michel Euler/AP Photo White House ‘Those veterans the [...]

Interpol Chief Was China’s Pride. His Fall Exposes the Country’s Dark Side.

BEIJING — A year ago, the chief of Interpol, Meng Hongwei of China, watched as his country’s president, Xi Jinping, proudly told the organization that China would play a growing role in global law enforcement. China was among the [...]

Beto O’Rourke & Martin O’Malley: the dark horse ticket that could beat Trump in 2020

Welcome to That’s the Ticket! In this series, we will speculate about presidential tickets that might (or might not!) wind up competing in the demolition derby for the White House in 2020. The goal here is to have a little fun (politics [...]

Democrats in the dark on eve of historic Kavanaugh hearing

Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who initially received a confidential letter from Christine Blasey Ford about her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, appears in the dark about her testimony. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Share [...]

From Child’s Abuse to the Dark Web: Germans Recoil at a Mother’s Role

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A woman and her boyfriend were convicted of raping her young son and selling him to pedophiles over the dark web in case that has shocked Germany. Source: NYT > World

Why Ady Barkan has hope even in this dark hour

Attorney and activist Ady Barkan was diagnosed two years ago with ALS, at the age of 31. Ady has channeled his illness into some remarkable activism on health care, but also on progressive issues across the board, from tax reform to helping [...]
Senate Sunday: North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp Laughed At Trump’s Invitation To Join The Dark Side
Somehow resistant to the persuasive skills of Donald Trump If there’s a theme to this year’s hopes for Democrats to take back the Senate, it’s that every goddamn seat matters. Progressives might wish for a whole Senate full of Elizabeth [...]
The Strange, Dark History of North Korea and the Olympics
For everyone nervously watching the saber-rattling on the Korean peninsula, the Winter Olympics now starting in the South Korean mountain town of Pyeongchong comes as a reassuring pause in a terrifying global game of chicken. It was only last [...]
‘Cheddar Man,’ Britain’s Oldest Skeleton, Had Dark Skin, DNA Shows
“To go beyond what the bones tell us and get a scientifically based picture of what he actually looked like is a remarkable and from the results quite a surprising achievement,” said Professor Stringer, who first excavated fossils [...]