2014 Winter Olympics

Gracie Gold v. Ashley Wagner

The problem with stardom over strength

Why it might be better if Gracie Gold doesn't win a medal tonight.

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There were booboos in London and Athens (and Atlanta!) too. Why are we so enjoying the ones in Sochi.

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Pravda on the Potomac

RAMZAN KADYROV, one would assume, is hardly the sort of man the Russian government would want to show off to a group of foreign dignitaries. The Moscow-appointed president of Chechnya has been accused of deploying his several-thousand-man-strong personal militia—since absorbed into the Chechen government—to torture and murder his opponents, and many suspect that he played a role in the 2006 murder of Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative journalist who exposed Russia’s brutal repression of separatists.

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