House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging
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
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.
How should Dostoevsky and Tolstoy be read during Russia’s war against Ukraine? | Opinion
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.
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 […]
Congress greenlights lend-lease bill for Ukraine; Pa.’s Perry a ‘no’ vote
The central Pa. pol was one of 10 U.S. House Republicans to vote against the military aid.
Here’s the new strongmen. The same as the old strongmen. There’s no backing down | Ray E. Landis
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
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. […]
A pro-Putin president of France? Quelle horreur | Dick Polman
Are the voters in France as stupid or oblivious as the fatal plurality of Americans were in 2016? Vladimir Putin is counting on it.
The Butchers of Bucha will never face justice. That’s the lesson of history | Opinion
True justice only comes when perpetrators admit to their acts and lay out for courts and for history the crimes they committed.
Top Biden officials say Pa. will benefit from approval of bill boosting semiconductor industry
"We can’t wait. Other countries aren’t waiting," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said during a press call on Tuesday.
The world always wants to look away. That’s why war correspondents always matter | Opinion
Those who commit war crimes always say they didn't do it. We need to hold it up to the light. Always.
In Ukraine, a month that has shaken the world | John Nagl
While we were slow to recognize the peril Putin presented, we can no longer shirk our responsibility.