March 5, 2012

Putin Beats the Spread

Matthew Rojansky, Global Public Square

AP Photo

Waiting for the returns from Sunday’s Russian presidential elections was a bit like watching a lopsided football game at a Las Vegas sports bar - everyone knew who was favored to win, but what really mattered was the spread.

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