So Russia hacked our election

A CIA assessment said Russia intervened in the recent election in order to get Donald J. Trump elected. You can read more here. The silence from the right has been deafening. At least one person (James Comey) may have known about this and chose to keep silent. As for Trump’s reaction, from the New York Times Mr. …

Nerds over bullies, every single time

So last night, Slate posted this story, a story that — though long — looks like the smattering of a Trump scandal, or worse. So was a Trump computer server corresponding with Russia? This morning, the New York Times said that in investigating Trump, the FBI had as yet found “no clear link to Russia.” The investigation — …

The verdict on Pussy Riot, the band

A Russian judge just ruled that the band members of Pussy Riot were guilty of “hooliganism” after a brief protest in Moscow’s main cathedral earlier this year in which they sang, “Mother of God, put Putin out.” The three women were sentenced to two years in jail. The judge said the women engaged in “homosexual …