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On Trump, Gefilte Fish, and World Order

On Trump, Gefilte Fish, and World Order
foreignpolicy.com — I don't think it's a coincidence that I was eating my mother's gefilte fish while watching Donald Trump's foreign-policy address Wednesday afternoon. First, it was lunchtime; second, it is Passover; and third, the fish patties in front of me - an amalgam of lots of different ingredients (porgy, rockfish, matzo meal) that, mashed together, resemble nothing immediately recognizable as naturally occurring food - couldn't help but echo the strange consistency of the policy combinations Trump put forward.

Melania Trump Interview: Marriage to Donald Trump, a Secret Half-Brother, and Plastic Surgery Rumors

Melania Trump Interview: Marriage to Donald Trump, a Secret Half-Brother, and Plastic Surgery Rumors
gq.com — How does a shy ex-model make her way from Slovenia to, just maybe, the White House? To Melania Trump-and to the people who know her back home-her journey to marrying The Donald is like a fairy tale, or a too-crazy-to-believe rom-com. It's a story full of naked ambition, stunning beauty, a shockingly Trump-like dad, and even some family secrets.

Pussy for Putin … and Now, Wendi Deng

Pussy for Putin … and Now, Wendi Deng
foreignpolicy.com — "Whatever why I'm so so missing Tony," Wendi Deng once wrote to herself. "Because he is so so charming and his clothes are so good. He has such good body and he has really really good legs Butt ... And he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love.

Could a Toll-Free Number Have Saved Brussels?

Could a Toll-Free Number Have Saved Brussels?
foreignpolicy.com — Edit Schlaffer has been in Brussels this week for the graduation ceremony of one of her Mothers Schools, a network of seminars to train mothers as the first line of defense against radicalization. "We work with mothers because we believe that it is very important to start with those who are closest to the problem," Schlaffer says.

The Obama Doctrine

Call of the Wolf

Call of the Wolf
newrepublic.com — The Jeremiah who has the financial world's ear. Long before Martin Wolf became the chief economics columnist for the Financial Times, he wrote the newspaper letters--lots and lots of letters. It was the early 1980s, the height of the Thatcher era, and Wolf was running research at a think tank in London that was sympathetic to the government's pro-trade agenda.

Russians tighten their belts for a great cause

Russians tighten their belts for a great cause
ft.com — This week, Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to freeze oil production at current levels in an attempt to halt the collapse in oil prices, which have pulled the Russian economy down with them. But the announcement did not give oil prices the bump that

Alexander Litvinenko and the Banality of Evil in Putin’s Russia

Alexander Litvinenko and the Banality of Evil in Putin’s Russia
nytimes.com — Today, a retired British High Court judge named Robert Owen published a 328-page report on the 2006 death in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former agent of Russia's Federal Security Service, the F.S.B.

Meet the New Hampshire newspaper publisher who’s at war with Donald Trump

Meet the New Hampshire newspaper publisher who’s at war with Donald Trump
washingtonpost.com — This courtship started like all the others. Back in March, two months before Donald Trump declared his candidacy and his war on Mexican "rapists," he went to see Joe McQuaid, the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader. The hallowed institution is the only statewide newspaper in New Hampshire.

Las madres del Estado Islámico

Las madres del Estado Islámico
highline.huffingtonpost.com — En Calgary, Canadá, entre los entrenamientos de fútbol, las horas de trabajo en contabilidad y los ratos de lo que surja con los vecinos, Christianne Boudreau solía usar cada minuto libre que tenía para ver vídeos del Estado Islámico, con la nariz pegada a la pantalla del ordenador.
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May 04, 2016

Donald says Melania "WASN'T A PARTY PERSON." I said, she was not a party girl and "a homebody." Donald says, "THE PRESS IS SO DISHONEST."

May 04, 2016

Look, sad #NeverTrump Republicans: in one Russian election I reported on, unhappy voters wrote in Alf. pic.twitter.com/z9ry9dLZQQ


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