ukraine-crisis

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Is the U.S. strong enough to put up with some domestic sacrifice? | Dick Polman

BY: - March 7, 2022

Real pain is a foreign power trying to brutally erase your country. So far, we've just been inconvenienced.

SERS Board votes to drop Russian investments

BY: - March 4, 2022

(*This story was updated at 2:40 p.m. on Friday, 3/4/22 at 2:40 p.m. to clarify that SERS has no financial exposure to Belarus) Officials at the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement system voted unanimously to divest assets connected to Russia or Belarus as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to intensify. The move, which was expected, will […]

With Wolf’s encouragement, Pa.’s teachers’ pension fund dumps Russian investments

BY: - March 3, 2022

'We must do what is within our power to bring an end to the suffering of the people of Ukraine,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.

White House wants $10B for Ukraine aid, $22.5B for more COVID help

BY: - March 3, 2022

The Ukraine aid is based on the best information the administration has at the moment, an administration official said.

U.S. should prepare for ‘long game’ on Ukraine aid and sanctions, Colo. U.S. Rep. Jason Crow says

BY: - March 2, 2022

“We have to make sure that we are not only doing the right sanctions, but doing them substantially, that we are sticking with them,” Crow said.

Biden in State of the Union urges ‘unmistakable’ support for democracy in Ukraine

BY: and - March 1, 2022

'Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos,' Biden told a joint session of Congress.

Billions in U.S. aid for Ukraine eyed in struggle against Russian invasion

BY: - February 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress is working quickly to determine how much military and humanitarian aid it should send to Ukraine as the war in that country continues to claim lives and send hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing as refugees. Lawmakers are working with the Biden administration to provide billions in funding at the same time […]

Protesters disrupt Pa. House leader’s speech, demand lawmakers pass a gift ban

BY: - February 28, 2022

In wide-ranging remarks, the No. 2 Republican in the state House took on topics ranging from redistricting reform to whether the House will pass a broad rewrite of Pa. election law.

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Yanking Russian booze is a lay-up. Leaders still need to watch messaging | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 28, 2022

Americans have a nasty habit of sliding into xenophobia. The Russian people aren't the enemy here.

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In a time of war, Republicans are giving aid and comfort to the enemy | Dick Polman

BY: - February 28, 2022

I never imagined the 'Better Dead than Red' Party would turn into the ultimate appeasers. But here we are.

Pa. Liquor Control Board will yank Russian products from its shelves

BY: - February 27, 2022

(*This story was updated at 5:16 p.m. on Sunday, 2/27/22 with additional reporting) Hours after Gov. Tom Wolf issued a call, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said that it will remove Russian-made products from the commonwealth’s roughly 600 state-owned liquor stores as a “show of solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine.” “As of […]

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Putin’s Ukraine invasion broke international law. Does it matter? | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2022

Enforcing the law is challenging, as armed conflicts around the world demonstrate all too clearly.