Many on the American right have often preferred war, including the utterly insane risk of nuclear war, to dealing with our enemies.
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia flares into a sixth month, two other former Soviet republics are now engaged in renewed fighting over the remote, mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. A six-year war between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops had been dormant since a truce was brokered by Russia […]
McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) NEW ORLEANS –Senator Ted Cruz of Texas lambasted unidentified Republicans Saturday, likening them to operatives in the former Soviet Union. “You know, a lot of Republicans –it’s very odd –a lot of Republicans tend to have top down, Soviet-style campaigns,” Cruz told reporters at a Republican gathering in New Orleans. Such […]
First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The “Two Minutes Hate,” Orwell called it — the way of the world since the invention of mass media. So it is during the current political crisis in the Ukraine. In the U.S. media, the identity […]
By Johanna Neuman, Los Angeles Times Robert S. Strauss, a onetime chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss’ Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, confirmed his death but would release no other […]
By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich acknowledged the opposition’s victory Friday by initiating early presidential and parliamentary elections and a plan to form a coalition government. “In these tragic days when Ukraine suffered such heavy losses, when people died on both sides of the barricades, I consider […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you Taking On Iran: Strength, Diplomacy, and the Iranian Threat by Abraham D. Sofaer. Sofaer served as legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. In 1994, Sofaer became a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he also currently teaches. […]