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.
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.
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.
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.
Decades later, FDR’s ‘four freedoms’ are on the line in Ukraine. They must be defended | Opinion
The world is united for democracy and for calling out ego-driven autocrats and their lies.
Ukrainians are fighting and dying to defend their homes. Could I do the same? | Bruce Ledewitz
The crisis in Ukraine, and the courage of its people, presents America with a chance for a national renaissance.
U.S. government shutdown days away as Congress struggles on Ukraine aid, COVID-19 relief
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 […]
Is the U.S. strong enough to put up with some domestic sacrifice? | Dick Polman
Real pain is a foreign power trying to brutally erase your country. So far, we've just been inconvenienced.
The message Americans need to hear at a critical moment in history | Rob Schofield
An opportunity to build a better and more equitable global order was missed in the Bush years.
The stakes couldn’t be higher in Ukraine. Here’s why and what to do next | John Nagl
At this critical time, discretion is the better part of valor for the United States and the global alliance we lead.