President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a Medal of Valor ceremony, Monday, May 16, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

Craziness, Disconnectedness, and a Toxic Political Climate Equals Violence

The attack at the Pelosi house should surprise no one.

Russia’s Oil Power Gone Forever?

The International Energy Agency forecast is gloomy for Putin and company.

The Depth of US Support to Ukraine

The collaboration has been even more robust than advertised.

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Russia Resorting to Brutality Because They Lack Precision Weapons

They’re hitting civilian targets partly because they can’t hit military ones.

Russia Bombing Civilian Sites Across Ukraine

Putin is committing war crimes in retaliation for an attack on a legitimate military target.

Ukraine Openly Mocking Russia

Things are not going well in the special military operation.

Putin’s Nuclear Gambit

The threat is not idle and the options for responding are not good.

Regime Change in Russia?

Can the unsustainable be sustained?

Putin’s Desperate Gambit

A phony annexation doesn’t hide that he’s badly losing his illegal war.

When Autocrats Get Desperate

Autocrats facing defeat have all kinds of counterproductive, dangerous ideas.

Anti-Putin Backlash

The Russian leader may be looking over his shoulder after imposing a draft.

Voting Alone is Not Democracy

Putin provides an example for a Politics 101 class.

Italy Expected to Elect Post-Fascist Premier

Democratic backsliding appears to be spreading to another European country.

Russia Curtails Air Travel for Military Aged Males

As one does when one is confident of one’s policy choices.

Biden Doubles Down on Defending Taiwan

What once seemed to be ‘saying the quiet part out loud’ is now administration policy.

Ukraine War at a Turning Point?

There’s plenty of reason for optimism.

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

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Doves Split Over Ukraine

Foreign policy makes strange bedfellows.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

Finland and Sweden Apply to NATO, Turkey an Obstacle

A diplomatic nightmare brewing since last week is now upon us.

Loose Lips About Sinking Ships

The Biden Administration is constantly bragging about its actions against Russia. Is that wise?

Biden Wants to Waive Visa Requirements for Russian Scientists

A splendid idea but why stop there?

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Dividing the Christian World

The Pope is indeed Catholic. The rest is up for debate.

Ukraine War Ruining Biden’s Plans

Crises tend to be distracting.

NATO Has Been Training Ukrainian Forces for Years

A fascinating report from the WSJ.

Russian Flagship Sunk by Ukraine

Another morale booster for the good guys.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in front of the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on ending the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in front of the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Condemns Russian ‘Genocide’

Whether deliberate or another ‘gaffe,’ he’s likely right.

Russia’s Brain Drain

Intellectuals are fleeing as Soviet-style censorship returns.

NATO’s Role in Setting Ukraine War Peace Conditions

Western powers may be at odds with the people doing the fighting and dying.

Russia’s War Crimes

Evidence of mass atrocities across Ukraine continues to mount.

Democratic Backsliding and the American Right

The only way to save our freedom is to destroy it.

Trump asks Putin for Dirt, Again

It’s okay to ask a war criminal for some political dirt on your opponent, right?

Ukraine War Widens

The invasion has led to a series of proxy wars.

Putin Invokes “Cancel Culture”

The term keeps on giving.

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

A hundred Senators actually didn’t mean to change our clocks.

Acceptable Ukraine End States?

What will Zelensky, Putin, and the West settle for?

Zelensky’s Plea for Help

Ukraine’s leader wants more help than he’s going to get.

Trump Losing Sway with Republican Voters?

We can only hope.

Putin Will Likely Get Away with War Crimes

The Russian leader is very unlikely to be hauled before the Hague.

What If The Bad Guys Win in Ukraine?

The most likely outcome is not a happy one.

Putin’s War Gets Closer to NATO

Strikes near the Polish border show the real possibility of escalation.

The Propagandists Among Us

Whether dupes or active participants, the damage is real (and points us back to 2016).

Putin Doesn’t Care About Today

An incredibly isolated Russian leader is not interested in running the country.

Very Quickly, Putin’s War Is Likely To Get Even Uglier

The disintegrating military situation is leading to escalating brutality.

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Pence Attacks Trump Without Attacking Trump

One can see the faintest hint of a backbone in the former Vice President.