In a lengthy, front-page article today, the New York Times investigates how Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has increasingly deployed the Kremlin-controlled TV networks as a political tool to silence his opponents.
In particular, the article takes a look at the existence of a so-called "stop list," which the Times describes as "a Read More
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been named Time‘s 2007 Person of the Year.
Let’s just get this out of the way now: Naming someone Person of the Year doesn’t imply a positive judgment on the person by Time‘s editors. It just means they think he was influential. Read More
According to city records filed today, a buyer named Kraft Plaza LLC just forked over $14,477,211 (plus 59 cents) for an eleventh floor apartment at The Plaza.
Who’s the actual buyer? It’s not hard to guess, considering the appearance of “Kraft” in the corporation name, and considering that the corporation’s address is “1 Patriot Read More
Five days after D-Day, Winston Churchill got this message from Stalin: “My colleagues and I cannot but admit that the history of warfare knows no other like undertaking from the point of view of its scale, its vast conception, and its masterly execution …. History will record this deed as an achievement of the highest Read More