Ukraine War

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KYIV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 22: Civilian participants in a Kyiv Territorial Defence unit train on a Saturday in a forest on January 22, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Across Ukraine thousands of civilians are participating in such groups to receive basic combat training and in time of war would be under direct command of the Ukrainian military. While Ukrainian officials have acknowledged the country has little chance to fend off a full Russian invasion, Russian occupation troops would likely face a deep-rooted, decentralised and prolonged insurgency. Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops on its border to Ukraine. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Russia-Ukraine War ends when Russia quits | Opinion

BY: - November 23, 2022

Ukraine’s military has been lethal against Russian forces, but that won’t end the war.

Annual Pa. home heating assistance program to start accepting applications Nov. 1

BY: - October 31, 2022

The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to help low-income households heat their homes in the winter months. 

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In this aerial view, a destroyed apartment building is seen next to an area of heavily damaged houses on April 21, 2022 in Borodianka, Ukraine. (Photo by Alexey Furman/Getty Images)

With counter-offensive, a change of momentum in Ukraine | Opinion

BY: - September 4, 2022

The Russian troops exposed in Kherson are Ukraine’s best chance to knock the support out from under Putin and perhaps bring the war to an end.

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Brittney Griner will be released in about 30 days, not 9 years | Michael Coard

BY: - August 10, 2022

International law regarding prisoner swaps doesn’t apply until a person is formally sentenced, which occurred on Aug. 4.

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging

BY: - June 22, 2022

As the war in Ukraine and other factors drive inflation, companies report record profits and House Democrats have a slate of bills they say would stop corporate price-fixing.

Pa. Senate committee advances proposals responding to Russia’s war on Ukraine

BY: - June 14, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve two pieces of legislation prohibiting government contracts with Russia and Belarus and divesting public holdings connected with the countries as the war on Ukraine continues.

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How should Dostoevsky and Tolstoy be read during Russia’s war against Ukraine? | Opinion

BY: - June 7, 2022

Enduring works of literature are enduring, in part, because they are capacious enough to be read critically against the vicissitudes of the present.

Russia says ‘Nyet’ to any more visits from hundreds of members of Congress, including Pa.

BY: - May 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of members of Congress are permanently banned from visiting Russia, in retaliation for passing economic sanctions on the country after it invaded Ukraine in late February. The list includes nearly 1,000 Americans, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with celebrities such as actor Morgan Freeman, executives such as Microsoft […]

Damage in Kyiv, Ukraine, from the Russian invasion. A residential building destroyed

Congress greenlights lend-lease bill for Ukraine; Pa.’s Perry a ‘no’ vote

BY: - April 29, 2022

The central Pa. pol was one of 10 U.S. House Republicans to vote against the military aid.

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Damage in Kyiv, Ukraine, from the Russian invasion. A residential building destroyed

Here’s the new strongmen. The same as the old strongmen. There’s no backing down | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 24, 2022

The rise of the new authoritarians is hauntingly familiar. We cannot shirk our responsibility to confront them.

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

BY: - April 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia’s failure to take the capital city of Kyiv. “I’m asking the Defense Department to put together what they think we need,” Biden said this week. […]

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A pro-Putin president of France? Quelle horreur | Dick Polman

BY: - April 18, 2022

Are the voters in France as stupid or oblivious as the fatal plurality of Americans were in 2016? Vladimir Putin is counting on it.