A Song of Gas and Politics: How Ukraine Is at the Center of Trump-Russia, or, Ukrainegate: A “New” Phase in the Trump-Russia Saga Made from Recycled Materials (eBook preview/excerpt)

A preview of an Epic Saga with companion sections in fifteen parts By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981) November 24, 2019 (Update: December…

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In Praise of Analysis: What the News Media Can Learn From the CIA and Why Those Lessons Are Essential for Protecting Our Democracy

In order for the public to be informed and able to resist the efforts of both Russian and homegrown mis/disinformation…

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Trump is Done: Third Debate Was His Last Chance To Catch Up To Clinton & He Failed

Author’s note: I was obviously wrong here. And yet, not so much, as there were multiple last minute game-changers: the…

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Second Debate Shows American Democracy Is Failing

Author’s note: even before Trump won, it was clear that America was damaged and in trouble, that certain trends that…

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Clinton Foundation: Time for Truth About Its Work

Even if you hate the Clintons, there’s no denying the spectacular amount of charitable work the Clinton Foundation has done…

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Ya Got Trouble, GOP: The State of Campaigns in Early 2016

As Iowa readies its inexcusably and alarmingly undemocratic caucuses to kick off the two major American parties’ presidential nomination process, culminating in…

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Why Trump Will Win Iowa: All Major Trends Point to Trump Triumph

Barring any kind of a major development in the next few days or consistently terribly inaccurate polling, Donald Trump will…

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Republican Debate: Trump Holds Off Cruz, but From Start to Finish, Yet Another Circus

Sane Republicans and the rest of America saw little to reassure themselves that a sane dark horse would emerge in…

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Fiorina the Female: The Republican Party’s Desperation for a Viable Woman Candidate and the Lowering of the Bar

In this three-part series, we look at the candidacy of the new darling of the Republican Party, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. …

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The Republican Candidates: Substance vs. Style: What Trumps What?

The first debate(s) showed us that the Republicans are often in a war between substance and style.  Can a candidate…

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Don’t Dismiss The Donald: 4 Reasons Why Trump Could Win GOP Nomination

Author’s note: I challenge readers to find pieces by non-Trump-supporters that recognized the threat Trump presented to the degree I…

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The Impeachment of Donald Trump: Russia’s Victory

Whether Trump is impeached or remains in office, Putin has already won Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse December 29, 2017 By Brian E.…

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Trump, the Global Democratic Fascist Movement, Putin’s War on the West, and a Choice for Liberals: Welcome to the Era of Rising Democratic Fascism Part II

Fascism comes in many forms; if Hitler and genocide can be one end of the spectrum, there’s plenty of room…

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Welcome to the Era of Rising Democratic Fascism Part I: Defining Democracy, Fascism, and Democratic Fascism Usefully, and Spin vs. Lies

Fascism comes in many forms; if Hitler and genocide can be one end of the spectrum, there’s plenty of room…

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