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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Ukrainegate Proves the Media Has Learned Almost Nothing from 2016

The dangerous myopia of the media must be corrected or opponents of Trump—including the free press—have little chance to topple…

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Barr Summary and Mueller Report Do Not Mean Trump Russia Is a Hoax. Far From It.

From what we know so far, the report is far from a worst-case scenario for Trump, a scenario that was…

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How Cohen’s and Manafort’s Ukraine Ties Tell the Deeper Story of Trump-Russia and the Mueller Probe

Both Cohen and Manafort have close ties to people close to Putin’s Russian mafia henchmen and who are central to…

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The Reasons Comey Was Wrong in 2016 that Haven’t Been Discussed

As a long-awaited Justice Department report is about to be released on issues with the handling of various issues during…

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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 & GOP Destroying the Pillars of Democracy

Author’s note: the conduct of Trump and his people since I wrote this have only furthered the dangerous trends highlighted…

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Comey Damages Clinton With Horribly Timed Weiner Speculation in Historic FBI Injection Into Election

FBI Director James Comey’s decision to comment on a new development in the Clinton e-mail server investigation—one which has not…

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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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If You Think Trump’s Sex-Talk Recording Means This Election Is Over, Think Again

A lot of liberals are crowing that, with the revelations of Trump’s braggadocious sexual conversation from 2005 in which he…

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10 Reasons for Liberals to Worry About Election Besides Trump / Clinton Debate

It’s kinda time to panic for liberals; regardless of how the public reacts to the debate, here are 10 reasons…

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DNC E-mail Leak Scandal: Not Much of a Scandal, Blown Way Out of Proportion: A Politics 101 Primer on Party Organization

Ultimately, the information revealed in the DNC e-mail hacks (by the Russian government!) “shockingly” revealed that people who were staffers…

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How Would Trump Run U.S.? RNC Convention Disaster Is Preview

Author’s note: I noted during the 2016 RNC in the below article that the dysfunctional and incoherent disaster of a…

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Sandernista Political Terrorism II: Sanders Derangement Syndrome, the Liberal Tea Party, & How Nevada Riot Pretty Much Sums Up Team Bernie

Author’s note: with a Bernie Sanders candidacy again looming over the Democratic Party and the country as a whole, here…

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