The following editorial appeared Monday in the Washington Post:
Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the (20th) century.”
It’s not exactly clear yet how Vladimir Putin’s government will react to the overthrow of ally Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine, but it seems fairly safe to say that the Russian president’s moves over the last few weeks haven’t worked out as planned.
America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.
Thank God Thanksgiving will be over soon so I can stop fretting about soup kitchens, food banks and hunger in America and just go shopping.
TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITHOUT HIJACKING AIRLINERS
Tamara Khachatryan had pulled her then-4-year-old daughter out of school in Syria by March 2012. Life in their war-torn country was too dangerous.
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Dallas Morning News:
WASHINGTON — Arizona Sen. John McCain insisted he is "more pro-Russian" than President Vladimir Putin, accusing Putin of corruption, repression and self-serving rule in an opinion piece for a Russian news website answering the Russian leader's broadside last week in The New York Times.
I enjoyed our weekend in Bisbee. We were there to enjoy a rocking blues festival and count the ponytails held in place with orthopedic hair bands.
Arizona gas prices rose slightly this week, even as the nationwide average dropped, according to the latest figures from AAA Arizona.
AZ gas-price bump won’t last, AAA says
For more than two years, Syria has been ravaged in a brutal civil war, taking the lives of more than 100,000 men, women and children.
WASHINGTON — President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bash…
The argument against action in Syria can be summed up in one word: Iraq-Nam-istan.
Sunnyside’s schools superintendent is no longer pursuing Chapter 7 bankruptcy after officials said he miscalculated his disposable income and actually had enough money to buy a pocket calculator and some Ad…
U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to make his case for U.S. intervention in Syria to a mostly unsympathetic and sometimes rowdy crowd in Tucson on Thursday.
Did you know javelina feature prominently in a number of low-budget monster films? I say we only shoot them with super 8.
Dennis Rodman goes to North Korea, Ariel Castro goes to Hell, uses same travel agent
Do smart phones make us smarter? My teenager asked me why Obama is asking Congress for permission to bomb Siri. Maybe next time tyrants massacre thousands of civilians they’ll think twice about their choice of weapon. Cluster bombs? Good. Napalm? Fine. Gas? No way. Don’t worry, tyrants, if y…