ukraine-war

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What’s going on with oil prices? It’s more complicated than you think | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2022

Price shocks aren’t new. Viewed historically, they are an integral part of oil market dynamics, not anomalies.

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Putin rebuilds the Iron Curtain | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 12, 2022

As the war in Ukraine drags into its third week, the Russian leader's ambitions are becoming more clear all the time.

U.S. Senate Republicans attack Biden on energy costs, regulations after new inflation report

BY: - March 10, 2022

Nebraska’s Deb Fischer and fellow U.S. Senate Republicans slammed President Joe Biden on Thursday for the sharp rise in consumer prices, calling for policy shifts to increase U.S. energy supply, roll back regulations and curb spending. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday the consumer price index rose nearly 8% in February over the same month in […]

U.S. Gas Prices Soar To Record National Average

Biden declares U.S. ban on Russian oil, warns of gasoline price spikes

BY: and - March 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States will no longer import Russian energy in an attempt to further cripple that nation’s economy as it wages war against Ukraine. President Joe Biden announced the newest sanctions Tuesday from the White House, saying that a ban on Russian oil and gas would target “the main artery of Russia’s economy.” […]

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With Ukraine War, Republicans get religion on democracy | John L. Micek

BY: - March 8, 2022

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, who once advised President Donald Trump’s White House on undermining the 2020 election results, and who was a target of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, has now found a democracy worth defending. It’s in Kyiv. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Perry, R-10th District, […]

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Dem dark money group to target Trump lawyers in ads in Pa., elsewhere | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 8, 2022

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you’ve already found yourself growing weary of the onslaught of television ads ahead of May’s key primary elections for Pennsylvania governor and U.S. senator, brace yourselves. The airwaves are about to get a bit more crowded. That’s because a high-powered dark money group with ties to the Democratic Party […]

‘Pa. stands with Ukraine.’ Gov. Tom Wolf calls on Legislature to support refugees, divest from Russia

BY: - March 7, 2022

Wolf said he supports adding Russia to the list of counties Pennsylvania divests from under the law.

U.S. government shutdown days away as Congress struggles on Ukraine aid, COVID-19 relief

BY: - March 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — With just five days left before government funding expires, Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach agreement on $1.5 trillion in federal spending as well as billions more in assistance to Ukraine and COVID-19 relief. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote Monday morning that Democrats made “​​a reasonable global offer to […]

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Partisan policies didn’t raise gas prices, and partisan sniping won’t lower them | Opinion

BY: - March 7, 2022

By Hugh Jackson In 2020 the price of oil crashed, even falling to less than zero one day. Traders actually had to pay buyers to get them to take oil contracts off their hands. Oil companies would prefer not to sell oil unless they can make money off it. Oil companies are just funny that […]

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The message Americans need to hear at a critical moment in history | Rob Schofield

BY: - March 7, 2022

An opportunity to build a better and more equitable global order was missed in the Bush years.

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The stakes couldn’t be higher in Ukraine. Here’s why and what to do next | John Nagl

BY: - March 5, 2022

At this critical time, discretion is the better part of valor for the United States and the global alliance we lead.

White House allows Ukrainian nationals to stay in Pa., other states without fear of deportation

BY: - March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is granting Temporary Protected Status that will shield Ukrainian nationals living in the United States from deportation, following pressure from members of Congress. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to seek refuge in other countries,” […]