A 2016 scuffle in Moscow between an American diplomat and a FSB guard didn’t occur in complete isolation. Rather, an academic speech by an erstwhile foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign didn’t happen completely independent of other political events in Russia.
Author Archive for: Rayne
Blogger since 2002, political activist since 2003, geek since birth. Opinions informed by mixed-race, multi-ethnic, cis-female condition, further shaped by kind friends of all persuasions. Sci-tech frenemy, wannabe artist, decent cook, determined author, successful troublemaker. Mother of invention and two excessively smart-assed young adult kids. Attended School of Hard Knocks; Rather Unfortunate Smallish Private Business School in Midwest; Affordable Mid-State Community College w/evening classes. Self-employed at Tiny Consulting Business; previously at Large-ish Chemical Company with HQ in Midwest in multiple marginalizing corporate drone roles, and at Rather Big IT Service Provider as a project manager, preceded by a motley assortment of gigs before the gig economy was a thing. Blogging experience includes a personal blog at the original blogs.salon.com, managing editor for a state-based news site, and a stint at Firedoglake before landing here at emptywheel as technology’s less-virginal-but-still-accursed Cassandra.
Entries by Rayne
Erstwhile Trump campaign adviser Carter Page comes off looking sketchier than ever after TIME reported last evening that Page characterized himself as an informal adviser to the Kremlin back in 2013. Let’s take a step or two back and take a look at the bigger picture surrounding Page.
Hope you don’t need an IV soon. I’ll be thinking of people who do while Trump bloviates tonight about the state of our disunion.
A majority of Americans are really frustrated right now but they shouldn’t let their guard down at the first sign of hope. They’re at risk of being harvested by unscrupulous entities.
Some thoughts about dossiers from a former dossier writer.
Wow, it’s been ten years! Time sure flies when you’re having fun — and yes, some of us have a rather perverse sense of amusement, contributors and readers alike. What do you think was the best of this ten years of emptywheel?
This morning’s buzz was about a subpoena served on Deutsche Bank, which attorney Jay Sekulow denied happened later Tuesday. What really did happen and when? This is an open thread.
Busy, busy week. Load up on the caffeine or stimulant of choice and let’s get cracking. Nixon’s grave isn’t going to disinter itself. This is an open thread.
“[w]hich has just thrown the U.S.A. election to him,” she wrote in an email.
I don’t have three things. I just have three (or more) layers of pure rage about the so-called tax reform bill now returned to the Senate floor. This is an open thread — vent your rage here.