TSUCKERMAN: There is a Russian war between the Internet and TV.

Demonstration in Moscow June 12, 2017 The posters read: “Corruption steals our future”, “Miserable cowardly thief”. The last phrase is combined with the image of a duck, which refers to the Prime Minister Medvedev, who, according to the allegation made by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, has a custom-made duck house at one of his lavish estates. […]

TSUKERMAN: Russian Nazi “volunteers” in Donbas

By Slava Tsukerman Russian propaganda calls Ukrainian nationalists and even contemporary Ukrainian government Nazis and Fascists. Here are several typical statements made by Sergei Markov, one of the most popular Russian masters of propaganda, Director of the Institute for Political Studies : “The power in Kiev is controlled by people who hate everything Russian. For the destruction […]

Opioid Action Plan: Increase Access to Effective Treatment, Expand Harm Reduction Interventions, Prevent Opioid Misuse, and Minimize the Criminalization of People Who Use Drugs

     Drug Policy Alliance:  The New York Times published on Monday an investigative report that found that drug overdose deaths last year reached an all-time high, suggesting that the country’s long-term opioid crisis continues to worsen and that younger age groups in the U.S. are experiencing record numbers of opioid overdoses than in the […]

Capitolwire: House passes pension bill, sending it to Wolf for his expected signature.

By Chris Comisac  Bureau Chief Capitolwire HARRISBURG (June 8) – The state House of Representatives Thursday morning accomplished something it has been trying to do for several years which, during that time, involved some notable failures: pass a pension bill. A bill that was fast-tracked this week, having been first introduced as a plan Sunday evening […]

Fighting heroin overdoses and addiction

Drug Policy Alliance Opioid Action Plan: Increase Access to Effective Treatment, Expand Harm Reduction Interventions, Prevent Opioid Misuse, and Minimize the Criminalization of People Who Use Drugs   DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE:  The New York Times published on Monday an investigative report that found that drug overdose deaths last year reached an all-time high, suggesting that the country’s long-term opioid crisis continues […]

MILLER: Naming state office buildings? Really?

By Dick Miller WE.CONNECT.DOTS:   — In a state where the most often used adjective to describe its government is “corrupt,” politicians selling naming rights promises good stories going forward. Two Republican state senators introduced legislation that would make the fund-raising process legal, claiming name sales like what towns and universities do with sports complexes might fulfill […]

Why Many Russians do not want to have children

By Slava Tsukerman A new bill before the Russian Duma is now discussed throughout Russia. Under the new law, childless families (other than for medical reasons) and families with one child would have to pay a special tax to the state. The sponsor is  Yuri Krupnov, the director of the Institute of Demography, Migration and Regional Development . The document […]

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