2014 Winter Olympics

Gracie Gold v. Ashley Wagner
The problem with stardom over strength
February 20, 2014

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

Russians Think We're Engaging in Olympic Schadenfreude. They're Right.
February 06, 2014

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

Pravda on the Potomac
February 18, 2009

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.