Putin Is Well On His Way to Stealing the Next Election

Russia wants to eradicate democracy, and they’re doing a fine job of it, by pitting people against one another, sowing discord, misinformation, chaos, and doubt about election integrity. The problem, that plays right into the hands of the Russians, is that the United States is already too divided to do much about it.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 11, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,634 words)

The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

A marriage of convenience between two socialites in D.C. leads to murder:

“Drath’s murder seized the front page of The Washington Post, which was as awkwardly tangled in the story as the rest of the city’s elite. One of The Post’s columnists attended the couple’s dinners, as did the reporter who covered the case for The Wall Street Journal. Over the years, Muth flooded the in-boxes of his media contacts with messages containing his thoughts on the day’s events and knowing tidbits of insider gossip — speculations about covert operations gone awry or rumors about fights between top generals — a habit that didn’t end with his wife’s death. Four days after he supposedly found Drath’s body, Muth forwarded a note that he originally sent to officials in the Pentagon. He intimated that the police considered Drath to be the unfortunate victim of an assassin who was hunting for him. ‘ have to take a slain wife out to Arlington,’ he wrote, ‘mourn her, then find her killer.'”

Published: Jul 6, 2012
Length: 24 minutes (6,006 words)

Nudge-ocracy

Barack Obama’s new theory of the state.

Published: May 6, 2009
Length: 17 minutes (4,461 words)