It was what came after that changed everything
It was the battles that came after it that really defined its impact.
I've learned long ago that some of the most interesting stuff happens on trains. Right now, I'm on one of the free commuter trains linking downtown Sochi to the Olympic Village and Krasnaya Polyana up in the mountains. Across the very small aisle from me, two Russian women are having a discussion. One is older, one is younger.
Why is the Russian winter sports machine in sixth place? Because most money for sports in Russia comes from the government—which spends it on fancy hotels, not athletic training.
Poor Johnny Quinn. The American bobsledder came to Sochi to bobsled. Instead he's taking gold in the new sport of Getting Stuck in Small Sochi Spaces.First, it was the bathroom. ...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak pic.twitter.com/apZRefgvCO
They were never irrational, just delusional
The shutdown didn't break the Tea Party's fever. But it did stamp out some of its most dangerous delusions.
It shouldn't affect policy a whole lot. But maybe
In September, Olympic torch ligher Irina Rodnina tweeted a doctored, racist photo of Obama and vocally defended it. Five months later, she's figured out a better explanation.
Fighting terrorism requires more than targeting leaders
Editor’s Note: Terrorist groups typically rely on tried and true tactics such as shootings, bombings, and of course suicide attacks. These and a handful of other methods represent the vast majority of terrorist attacks as many groups are loath to risk failure by trying something new. Because defenses focus on foiling these tactics, innovation can be tremendously effective, allowing a terrorist group to kill more people, grab headlines around the world, or otherwise advance its cause.
Why hasn't he filled the vacanies on the agency's board?
How copyright infringement explains modern Russia
A Russian singer accused the Opening Ceremonies of using her song without permission. Their response shows the real essence of Russia.