Ron Paul’s BS Conspiracy Theory about MH17

Ron Paul is sure that the US government is engaging in a coverup about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down on July 17 near the Russian border over territory controlled by Ukrainian rebels. A coverup of what exactly? And why? And how does he know? These mysteries may never be solved. But let’s take a look at how … Continued

Why Does Ron Paul Keep Defending Putin?

The following is a guest post by Mark Splinter, a British immigrant to Lithuania and creator of the Confused Pro-Putin Libertarians group. The views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of all contributors to this blog. Since the start of my campaign against libertarians who are inadvertently or deliberately supporting Vladimir Putin, Ron Paul has … Continued

Myths, Lies, and Other Nonsense About MH17: Conspiracy Roundup

Absolutely nobody should be surprised that conspiracy theories and bad reporting regarding the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 tragedy sprang up almost as soon as the plane went down. And with complicated international politics at play, the conspiracies, misinformation and hoaxes came fast and furious. At this point, the most widely accepted theory is that Russian … Continued

Russia’s Toilets, Sochi’s Problems, and Why it Matters

The following is a guest post by my friend Irena Schneider, a Ph.D. student at King’s College London, exploring the tragicomedy of Sochi’s toilets, why the world should pay attention to them, and what they say about everyday life in Russia. I am reminded of Mikhail Gorbachev’s recollection about Soviet life during the Brezhnev era: “We … Continued

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