Vladimir Putin intends to conscript the coming winter of 2022-23 as an ally of his failing army—a strategy that has worked for Russia is past conflicts.
Democrats, Not ‘Democracy,’ at Risk Today
Democracy is not on the ballot. What is on the ballot is a huge slice of the leadership and ruling class of the national Democratic Party. Democracy has not failed America, the reigning Democrats have failed America.
Where U.S. and Ukrainian War Aims Collide
The closer Putin comes to defeat, the closer America comes to nuclear war, for that increasingly appears to be the only way Putin can prevent a Russian defeat, disgrace, and humiliation.
Putin, Holding a Weak Hand, Raises the Stakes
Putin intends to conscript thousands to defend newly annexed regions and will not rule out the use of nuclear weapons.
Is ‘Our Democracy’ Failing Our Country?
Millions of Americans are coming to see our incumbent regime, "our democracy," as failing in its foremost duty—to protect and defend our country from enemies foreign and domestic.
Biden Commits US to War for Taiwan
The United States will go to war to defend Taiwan if China invades the mainland. That is the commitment made last week by President Joe Biden.
Putin’s Narrowing Options
In Putin’s War, the tide is turning against the Russians, and Putin faces the prospect of having been the ruler who launched Russia's least necessary war. His situation is growing desperate.
How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America
President Biden’s recent attack on MAGA Republicans is typical of leftists who resent Middle America.
Winners and Losers From the Ukraine War
America is not the winner in the Ukraine War. Our involvement has not made us safer or in any way strengthened us.
Is ‘Autocracy’ America’s Mortal Enemy?
'Autocracy' has not been America's mortal enemy for that long.
How, When, Do We Come Together Again?
America suffers from a great divide that goes far beyond our clashing views of Jan. 6 and the Mar-a-Lago raid. Americans need to find common ground again.
Who Won the Taiwan War Games?
Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan ignited Chinese war games against Taiwan. A message was sent from both D.C. and Beijing.
Is Taiwan’s Independence Worth War?
Defending Taiwan from China would come at a high cost. A war with China in the Western Pacific would be devastating for the U.S.
China: Pelosi Trip to Taiwan a Provocation
Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan has provoked Beijing. Relations between the U.S. and China will likely suffer.
What Makes Biden So Pugnacious?
President Biden has a history of painting himself as heroic in personal encounters where few contemporaries recall him that way.
Is a US-Russia War Becoming Inevitable?
America is now in a military alliance with Finland—the newest member of NATO. No Cold War president would have risked the survival of our nation to defend a distant country that has never been a U.S. vital interest.
New York Times to Biden—Time to Go!
America's paper of record has provided cover for, and given sanction to, ambitious Biden rivals to take on the Democratic president.
Latest Symptoms of a Disintegrating Nation
America is disintegrating alarmingly fast in a manner not seen since the final years before the War Between the States.
U.S. and Ukraine, Goals in Conflict
Zelenskyy desires a Russian defeat, but the war is now generating greater risks and dangers for the U.S. than any additional rewards we might realize from "weakening" Russia with further fighting.
Are All Men Created Equal?
Forced equality of outcomes is an irrational attempt to save the false assumption that all men are created equal.
Will Midterms Be Biden’s Last Hurrah?
Biden's presidency is marked by multiple domestic failures. Those combined with his age and declining cognitive abilities make a second term of his presidency highly unlikely.
Quo Vadis, Mother Russia?
The advance of U.S.-led NATO is shrinking the buffer of neutral territories that were once Russian lands. But if the West continues to isolate Russia, there is only one direction it can go: to the East, and China.
Why Would US Give a War Guarantee—to Finland?
The push for Finland to join NATO is the latest provocation in a dangerous game the West is playing against Russia, and by extension, it calls into question once again the sanity of U.S. commitment to NATO countries.
Are All Court-Created Rights Now in Peril?
Progressives are worried that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, all their other agenda-driven, court-created rights will fall as well.
Is Ukraine’s War Now America’s War?
The U.S. intelligence community bragging publicly about helping to sink a Russian ship raises the possibility of a wider U.S.-Russia war that could escalate into World War III.
Alito 5 Must Stay the Course
In February, five Supreme Court Justices voted in camera to overturn Roe v. Wade and send the issue of abortion back to the states, where it resided until 1973. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett had all signed on to the majority opinion overturning Roe that had been drafted by...
Are Biden Democrats Holding a Losing Hand?
“Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand.” In the movie classic Cool Hand Luke, the convict Luke, played by Paul Newman, explains that to his fellow inmates after winning the pot in a hand of poker without even a pair of deuces. President Joe Biden should take notice. For, right now, “nothing” is the...
Will Putin Submit to U.S.-Imposed ‘Weakening’?
“Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory—not prolonged indecision.” So said Gen. Douglas MacArthur in his April 1951 address to Congress after being fired by President Harry Truman as commander in chief in the...
The French Center Holds—In a World Coming Apart
“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” So wrote William Butler Yeats in the wake of the Great War of 1914-1918 that had ravaged the Christian civilization he had known. In France on Sunday, the center held, as President Emmanuel Macron rolled up a crushing 59 percent to 41 percent victory in the runoff election...
First Priority—Avoid U.S. War With Russia
Asked if the U.S. should send troops to fight beside the Ukrainians, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Sunday the time may have come. Russian President Vladimir Putin “will only stop when we stop him,” said Coons. “We are in a very dangerous moment where it is important that … we in Congress and the...
‘Open Borders’ Biden Is Remaking America
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” So reads Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution. Historically, that constitutional duty—to protect America’s states against invasion—has been the province of the president of the United States, the chief executive,...
Should We Commit to Fight Russia—for Finland?
The prime ministers of Sweden and Finland, Magdalena Andersson and Sanna Marin, both signaled Wednesday that they will likely be applying for membership in NATO. The “prospect” is most “welcome,” says The Washington Post: “Finland and Sweden Should Join NATO.” The editorial was titled “A Way to Punish Putin.” Before joining the rejoicing in NATO...
Message From Ukraine – Nukes Do Deter
When he arrived at Christ the Savior Cathedral to pay his respects to the ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who had died of COVID-19, Russian President Vladimir Putin carried a clutch of red roses. The man beside him was carrying a briefcase. That briefcase appeared to be Russia’s version of the “football” that is carried by a...
Who Wins, Who Loses Gen. Milley’s Long War?
Speaking of the seven-week war in Ukraine ignited by Vladimir Putin, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is warning us to expect a war that lasts for years. “I do think this is a very protracted conflict … measured in years,” Milley told Congress. “I don’t know about a decade,...
Is Global ‘Democracy’ America’s Mission?
“In the battle between democracy and autocracy, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side of peace and security,” said President Joe Biden in his State of the Union address. “This is a real test. It’s going to take time.” Thus did Biden frame the struggle of our time...
Insult Diplomacy: Does Biden’s Vilification of Putin Help?
Several weeks into the war in Ukraine, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked President Joe Biden if he agreed with those who call Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer.” “I do,” said Biden. Since calling Putin a killer, Biden has progressed to calling him “a war criminal,” “a murderous dictator,” “a pure thug,” and “a...
Asia’s Autocrats Are Calling, Mr. Biden
While President Joe Biden was in Brussels and Warsaw showing U.S. solidarity with Ukraine, the 38-year-old autocrat who rules North Korea made a bold bid for the president’s attention. For the first time since 2017, Kim Jong Un test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-17, the largest road-mobile missile ever launched. While it flew 600...
Is Victory for Ukraine Worth Risking Nuclear War?
During the 70 years that the Soviet Union existed, Ukraine was an integral part of the nation. Yet this geographic and political reality posed no threat to the United States. A Russia and a Ukraine, both inside the USSR, was an accepted reality that was seen as no threat for the seven decades that they...
Is Ukraine’s Partition Zelenskyy’s Fate?
“It’s time to meet, time to talk … time to restore territorial integrity … for Ukraine,” said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday. Zelenskyy added that the need to negotiate was even greater for Moscow. “Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be so huge that several generations will not be enough to rebound.” According to the Pentagon, Russia...
Is There a Peace Deal Putin and Zelensky Can Accept?
In an interview with Reuters, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman for decades, made a startling offer. Moscow could end the Ukraine war immediately, said Peskov, if four conditions were met. Ukraine should cease all military action, recognize Crimea as part of Russia, accept the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk separatist enclaves, and...
How Solid Are U.S. War Guarantees?
When several NATO nations revealed that they had dozens of Russian-made MiG-29s, the idea arose to fly them to Ukraine and turn them over to Ukrainian pilots familiar with the MiGs. America would provide F-16s to replace the MiGs. Poland had an even better idea. Warsaw would fly its 27 MiG fighter jets to the...
U.S. Policy: Cheer Ukrainians On — and Keep Us Out!
After Friday’s NATO summit refused to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky said the allies’ failure to “close the skies” to Russian military aircraft gives “a green light for further bombing of Ukrainian cities.” “All the people who will die starting from this day will … die because of you,” said...
Is a Russia-NATO Clash Over Ukraine Ahead?
When Hungarian rebels arose in 1956 to overthrow the Communist regime imposed by Joseph Stalin, President Dwight Eisenhower refused to send U.S. forces to aid the Hungarians. Ike would not take America to war with Russia over a small country in Central Europe. While the Hungarians were heroic and inspirational, Hungary was neither a member...
Is Putin Considering Using Nukes on NATO?
From his principal avenues of attack on Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin began this war with three strategic goals. Send an army south from Belarus to capture Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, and replace the government. Send forces into northeast Ukraine to capture its second largest city, Kharkiv, with 1.4 million people. Third, extend the Donetsk enclave...
Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine?
When Russia’s Vladimir Putin demanded that the U.S. rule out Ukraine as a future member of the NATO alliance, the U.S. archly replied: NATO has an open-door policy. Any nation, including Ukraine, may apply for membership and be admitted. We’re not changing that. In the Bucharest declaration of 2008, NATO had put Ukraine and...
Are Democrats Kicking Away Their Future?
Not so long ago, Democrats seemed the party of the future. “Inevitable!” predicted some pundits, for demography is destiny. Moreover, in 2020, Democrats, who had won the popular vote six times in seven presidential elections, swept the popular vote again, by 6 million ballots. And they captured both houses of Congress. The future did seem...
Has Putin Won Round One in Ukraine?
When NBC’s Lester Holt asked President Joe Biden what might prompt him to send U.S. troops to rescue Americans fleeing Ukraine, Biden replied: “There’s not. That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another.” “It’s not like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We’re dealing with one of the largest...
The Richard Nixon His Loyalists Knew
Whenever America is polarized, as it is today, people go back in memory and history to recall other times their nation was so divided. The Civil War of the 1860s and the social revolution that tore us apart in the 1960s come instantly to mind. In that latter time, there was no figure more central...
Stress Test for a Fading Superpower
Because America entered both world wars of the 20th century last, while all the other great powers bled one another, and because we outlasted the Soviet Empire in the Cold War, America emerged, in the term of President George H.W. Bush, as “the last superpower.” We had it all. We were the “indispensable nation.” We...
Putin Wants His Own Monroe Doctrine
When the Union was fighting to preserve itself in the Civil War, the France of Napoleon III moved troops into Mexico, overthrew the regime of Benito Juarez, set up a monarchy and put Austrian Archduke Maximilian von Habsburg on the throne as Emperor of Mexico—one month before Gettysburg. Preoccupied, the Union did nothing. At war’s...