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.
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.
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.
Biden’s toughest choices on Ukraine, Russia lie ahead of him | Fletcher McClellan
It's only a matter of time before Americans decide Biden is spending too much time on foreign affairs and not enough on domestic issues.
There are limits to the American Renaissance over Ukraine | Bruce Ledewitz
American public life remains as unhealthy as it was before Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion.
Echoes of the Truman Doctrine: Biden’s words on Ukraine spark support, not war | Opinion
We can better understand Biden’s response to Ukraine by looking at how Truman responded to problems in Greece just after the end of World War II.
U.S. House moves to revoke Russia, Belarus trade status; 8 Republicans vote no
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to revoke normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, another step the federal government hopes will end the Russian war in Ukraine. The 424-8 vote sends the measure, which refers to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko as “ruthless” dictators, to the Senate. GOP Reps. […]
Putin’s brazen manipulation of language is a perfect example of Orwellian doublespeak | Opinion
Orwell used '1984' to explore what happens when communication conforms to the desires of political power instead of demonstrable fact.
Republicans denounce Putin’s war on facts, but are silent on the one at home | John L. Micek
The GOP can't have it both ways. If they're going to attack Putin's war on facts, they have to step up and stop the one at home.