Launched on 1 November 2019, PREVAIL is a regular column about politics, history, national security, foreign affairs, organized crime, dirty money, global corruption, the fight for democracy—and, on Sundays, poetry and literature. It’s also a weekly podcast that drops every Friday, part of the MSW Media network.

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For four years, the United States was held hostage by a criminal con man—a money launderer for the mob, a handmaiden of Vladimir Putin, and the gravest threat to the republic since the Civil War. This story was largely missed by the mainstream media, which prioritizes the day-to-day and often ignores the Big Picture. PREVAIL seeks to provide context to the headlines, to connect the dots, reveal the history, and make the traitors easy to spot.

Columns run on PREVAIL every Tuesday and Friday, with Friday’s column being a supplement to the podcast. On the weekend, “Sunday Pages” is a departure from the ugly world of Trump/Russia. I share poems, novel excerpts, and more.

Occasionally, PREVAIL features work by contributing writers: Moscow Never Sleeps, Nia Molinari, Lincoln’s Bible, and others. These contributors are compensated for their work.

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Formal bio:

Greg Olear (@gregolear) is the L.A. Times-bestselling author of the novels Totally Killer (2009) and Fathermucker (2011), as well as 2018’s Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trump/Russia, which Salon called “required reading for all Americans.” Both of his novels have been translated into other languages and been optioned for screen.

His work has appeared at Dame Magazine, Medium, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, and his now-defunct arts and culture site, The Weeklings. He is a frequent guest on Narativ Live with Zev Shalev, The Stuttering John Podcast, and Start Me Up! with Kimberley Johnson.

A graduate of Georgetown University, he lives in New York with his wife, their two kids, and their three cats.

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