Free Speech Official Beats Up Television Executive For What He Broadcast

Several members of the Ukrainian Parliament broke into the office of the CEO of Ukraine’s National TV Company (which, sadly, sounds like a state monopoly). From Euronews: The head of Ukraine’s state TV company has been attacked by at least three MPs from the far-right Svoboda party and forced to resign. Members of Svoboda barged their way into the offices of Aleksandr Panteleymonov, the acting president of the National Television Company of Ukraine on Tuesday night. They were angry Read more […]

Barack Obama’s Weakness Before Putin is his Record of Illegal Actions

Obama is facing a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia of unknown dimensions. Obviously, Ukraine should be occupied by the Ukrainians and no one else. Whether predominately Russian-speaking territories and Ukrainian-speaking territories should be one sovereign nation is a matter for the Ukrainians of both languages to figure out without mass murder and without outside armies. Obama cannot simply threaten to attack Russia because Russia is a nuclear power. It would not be right to risk that kind Read more […]

Did Putin Invade Crimea Because He Wasn’t Scared Enough?

This seems to be a conservative opinion. It may be true. But I don’t find it very convincing. From CNS News: “Now you’re talking about Russia annexing the Crimea. Something happened,” Gregory continued. “And I wonder, as you hear some criticism from conservatives who say the issue here is that Vladimir Putin is not afraid, that he saw a red line by this administration in Syria and then no follow-up, no action, that he thinks that he can provoke the U.S. and the West and that President Read more […]