West Point accepts cadet Peter Wang posthumously

During the Parkland carnage, three JROTC cadets died. All three received the JROTC Medal of Heroism, which “is given to a cadet who does something “so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students” and ‘involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities, exemplifying praiseworthy fortitude and courage.’” One of […]

Facebook central to Russian propaganda

Part of Russia’s strategic aim to sow discord among the American electorate, its operators set up an organization called the Internet Research Agency. It would grow into “hundreds of employed individuals,” organized into separate departments: graphics, data analysis, search engine optimization, digital infrastructure maintenance, and budget finance, according to the Friday federal grand jury indictment. […]

Russia spent $1.25m a month on U.S. elections meddling

Within the 37-page indictment against the Russian agents, the Mueller team revealed how and how much Moscow financed its operation in granular details. They charged Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “President Vladimir Putin’s chef,” as the primary backer for using his companies, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, to fund the operation. To conceal […]

U.S. indicts 13 Russian agents, 4 entities

As early as 2014, Russian intelligence operatives traveled to the United States and began laying the groundwork for an ambitious, multi-prong mission. Over the next two years, one group would travel around the southern, red states like Texas and Louisiana to “gather” insights into the American political landscapes. First, they learned that the best way […]

Domestic Disturbance of White House staff

The resignations of two high-level White House staffers within a week require an explanation on how the Trump presidency sees women and values their words. When the public learned that the staff secretary Rob Porter allegedly beaten up his two ex-wives, the president praised Porter the way of a satisfied employer. “He did a very […]

Rand Paul single-handedly shuts down government

For the second time less than a month, the government couldn’t pay for itself, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul and his sudden renewed interests in the national debt and budget deficit. “I ran for office because I was very critical of President Obama’s trillion-dollar deficits,” the LA Times quoted Paul. “Now we have Republicans hand […]

Nunes memo openly fires on FBI

Some observations on the released document written by Rep. Devin Nunes on what he considered professional malpractice at the FBI: 1. Bias by association. The memo accused Bruce Ohr of bias against Trump because Ohr’s wife worked for the firm that produced the Steele dossier. 2. A cluster of derps. The memo admitted that the […]