Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index World Cup Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement World Cup 2018 Supported by ByRory Smith July 6, 2018 MOSCOW — Each dossier holds close to 300 sheets of paper, so thin they are almost transparent, some filled with precise, clipped handwriting, others with symmetrical rows of type. Some contain allegations and accusations, but most are transcripts of interrogations carried out at the height of Stalin’s Great Terror by the feared agents of the secret police. For 75 years, the files have remained locked away in the archives of Russia’s state security service: The country’s laws dictate that only after that amount of time can classified documents be released. In the last few months, the first two of nine volumes related to this case have been declassified. The remaining seven are scheduled to be opened next year. Yet even when those thousands of … [Read more...] about In Russia’s Archives, a Soccer History Cloaked in Contradictions
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With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Get ready for Macron-mania. Donald Trump was the first president since Calvin Coolidge, a century ago, not to welcome a foreign leader for a state visit during his first year in office. Fifteen months into his presidency, Trump is finally rolling out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron. The country’s tricolor flag is flying all over downtown, and three days of events are planned in the capital city. After Macron lands this afternoon, the presidents and their wives will take a helicopter to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, for a sunset dinner on the terrace overlooking the Potomac. Trump and Macron will meet one-on-one tomorrow morning in the Oval Office. Vice President Pence will host a lunch for Macron at the State Department, and he will tour Arlington National Cemetery. The state dinner is Tuesday evening. “In a break with tradition, Trump invited no Democratic members of Congress or … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Macron wants to be Trump’s buddy. Can it last? Five flash points to watch.
A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people. At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief. At last, they said, “No more crime, drugs, violence and welfare. All of the blacks have gone!” Then suddenly, reality set in. The “NEW AMERICA” is not America at all — only a barren land. 1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system. 2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors. 3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super … [Read more...] about Imagine That: Life Without Black People
This version of Playbook has updated the item on White House chef Walter Scheib. Good Monday morning. BEHIND THE SCENES – “Hillary Clinton: Too cool for Brooklyn? The candidate eschews trendy outer-borough campaign office for Manhattan digs,” by Annie Karni: “[S]he herself still works exclusively in midtown when she is in the city, and holds senior staff meetings there ... Clinton signed a two-year lease on the Manhattan suite of about seven offices on the 27th floor of Tower 45, a recently renovated office building on West 45th Street near Times Square, last August. ... At the time, ... Clinton was setting up a personal office. Story Continued Below “That space is now occupied by Clinton’s campaign; 10 to 15 campaign staffers and interns work there ... Senior staffers ... use the office out of convenience, if they need a place to work in Manhattan between appointments around town. Because of that, the campaign is now footing the bill for the … [Read more...] about BIG MOMENT FOR THE GOP CANDIDATES: Who’ll be the first to recognize that the facts on the Confederate flag have changed? A big opportunity to show leadership
(CNN)Editor's Note: Generation whining has become nearly a national pastime. Millennials say they have it the worst. Generation X feels neglected. Baby boomers are tired of being called narcissistic. In articles and cartoons everywhere -- from CNN to The New York Times to Gizmodo and beyond -- critics call out this generation's sense of entitlement, that generation's self-absorption. We invited writers, activists and CNN contributors from different generations to hash it out. Jeff Yang: Generation X is bitter I belong to generation X, which might as well be called the interstitial generation. We're the cohort everyone skips over — the all-but-invisible slice of 50 million fortysomethings, jammed in between the self-satisfied boomers and self-indulgent millennials. Jeff Yang with Scottie Pippen. Yet, despite our generation's small size and overlooked status, we've nevertheless been handed the job of being America's cultural roadies, stuck with the grotty work of … [Read more...] about Which generation has it worse? (Opinion)