Over the past decade, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime has degraded the institutions that are essential to the functioning of a modern economy. And yet, even as crony capitalism cripples GDP growth and undermines real wages, Putin has given no sign that he intends to change course.
Source: Russia’s Gloomy Prospects by Anders Åslund and Simon Commander – Project Syndicate
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) is criticizing the Obama administration as having tried to strong-arm a former senator who is pushing to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 report dealing with Saudi Arabia.
Source: Dem: FBI strong-armed former senator on 9/11 pages | TheHill
The FBI raided the homes of two men close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the widening federal probe into Albany corruption, The Post has learned.Agents carted off evidence from the Westchester home
Source: FBI raids homes of two Cuomo cronies amid corruption probe | New York Post
US Army Special Operations has a big appetite for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets and is just scratching the surface on what is possible, according to Maj. Gen. Clayton Hutmacher, its deputy commander.
Source: US Army Special Operations Has Big Appetite For ISR
Two weeks after eight family members were found dead at four different homes in Ohio, no arrests have been made, and a motive remains unclear.
Source: Ohio Shootings: 2 Weeks Gone, No Arrests, Few Answers