Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference at Pinellas County schools, Aug. 11, 2021. (Credit: Gov. DeSantis Facebook/The Florida Phoenix).

Ron DeSantis talks tough to Disney, but is a Putin appeaser | Dick Polman

BY: - March 20, 2023

Putin needs a Neville Chamberlain in the White House. DeSantis fits the bill to a T.

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.


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.

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 […]

A burning book with bright yellow and orange flames against a red background

What the GOP’s culture war is really about. And how it’s out of Putin’s playbook | Robert Reich

BY: - May 27, 2022

Both Putin and the far-right are trying to divert attention from the economic plunder by the ultra-rich

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.


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.


In Ukraine, a month that has shaken the world | John Nagl

BY: - April 8, 2022

While we were slow to recognize the peril Putin presented, we can no longer shirk our responsibility.

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Virtually Addresses Congress On Current Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Biden’s toughest choices on Ukraine, Russia lie ahead of him | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - March 31, 2022

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.


Putin’s brazen manipulation of language is a perfect example of Orwellian doublespeak | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2022

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

BY: - March 16, 2022

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.


Decades later, FDR’s ‘four freedoms’ are on the line in Ukraine. They must be defended | Opinion

BY: - March 16, 2022

The world is united for democracy and for calling out ego-driven autocrats and their lies.