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Update: Ukraine Part 1

Update: Ukraine part 1 It’s been an entire year since I’ve visited my favorite European country.  Usually, when you revisit an area, you can see subtle changes, but it’s still pretty much the same.  Not true for Ukraine. My first trip to Ukraine was 2008, just before the crash.  Viktor Yuschenko was President, and Yulia […]

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Obama: Give Me Liberty or….Give Me Space

Give me Liberty, or Give me Space…   In 2012, President Obama was caught in a live mic gaffe with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stating, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved – but it’s important for him to give me space.”  At the time, Obama was under pressure at […]


From Crimea with Love: How the Right Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Putin

From Crimea with Love: How the Right Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Putin   On Friday, March 21, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the job he started on February 28 when he signed orders to formally annex Crimea. Just today, news agencies are reporting that Russian troops have begun storming Ukrainian military […]

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On Ukraine

  By now everyone has heard about a “resurgent Russia” trying to rebuild the Russian Empire. Putin has never tried to hide that fact, and often wraps himself in the glory of the former Empire and USSR. He goes out of his way to show how much more vital he is than the West, particularly […]