Bulletin: The Expressive Function of the Russia Freakout By Seth Ackerman Like the Tea Party in the Obama years, liberals lament a country they no longer recognize — and go hunting for foreign culprits to blame. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin arrive to waiting media during a joint press conference after their summit on Monday in Helsinki, Finland. Chris McGrath / Getty Bulletin is a chronicle of socialist comment and analysis from Jacobin’s Seth Ackerman. Sorry, but this article is available to subscribers only. Please log in or become a subscriber.