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The time has come to face facts: Putin's Russia is going to weather the economic sanctions.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 73 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 11:17 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
A Nuclear Deal with the devil means more than just nuclear rights for a devil—it means you've also legitimized the devil.
by Sofiamo
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 12:12 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
The New York Times on Sunday featured a fascinating interview with President Obama conducted by columnist Tom Friedman. In the U.S., most analysts focused on the president's ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 02:52 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
The issue is that Israeli voters put him over the top after he said there would not be a Palestinian state. That is what makes a Palestinian state impossible under the current conditions.
by Flyswatterbanjo
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 09:33 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
In blatant defiance of the Obama Administration's attempts to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran, House Speaker John Boehner had Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speak to a joint session of ...
by Paul Hogarth
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 01:09 PM PST with 71 Recommends
Less than a year ago Rudy Giuliani was telling us Putin is what a "real leader" looks like. Lindsey Graham clutched his pearls in admiration. McCain practically saluted. Fox News wished he could run ...
by pbyer
Comment Count 128 comments on Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 05:02 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Next Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver an unprecedented address to the United States Congress. Now, there's nothing new about Netanyahu inserting ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 239 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM PST with 93 Recommends
The price of oil has dropped. Russia is sad, and we’re all glad, it seems. Except for someone like me, who understands that when we make a government suffer, the innocent population suffers as well.
by tsteinbreck
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 09:20 PM PST with 3 Recommends
New polls ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 03:23 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Is there any element of American foreign policy that has failed more abjectly than our embargo of Cuba? So begins two-time Pulitzer winner Nicholas Kristof in this column in today's New York Times .
by teacherken
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 01:55 AM PST with 11 Recommends
The thing about inertia is that it isn't indefinite. It lasts only until acted upon. So sanctions on Cuba have been sustained by inertia , but now have encountered a countervailing force, a ...
by ericf
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Complaint Sanctions Motion ...
by Joliem
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 10:15 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Czar Putin is busily trying to restore the greatness of Stalinist Russia. Naturally, since this involves eating parts of Ukraine the neighborhood is upset. We (the US) has reacted angrily arming ...
by zendogbasso
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
The Financial Times is reporting today that western sanctions on Russia following the invasion of Crimea are hitting Rosneft, the Russian "state" oil company. Rather than borrowing from banks, ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 05:41 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
What started as a comment in a facebook post on a friend's wall, has changed into a diary entry, attempting to wade through the morass of politics and terrorism in the Middle East, and reflect on ...
by drpeters
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 01:04 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
My earlier diary on FRCP brought up a lot of questions on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (F.R.C.P) Rule 11. Discussion I might call, "revenge porn" or the need to see Boehner and company suffer for ...
by Drew S
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 09:55 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Only days ago it seemed that the 28 members of the European Union didn’t have it in them to jeopardize their relationship with Russia, for the sake of Crimea or Ukraine. For the last several ...
by Mark Lippman
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 11:37 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Russia has been ordered to pay $51.57 Billion to shareholders of Yukos Oil. Russian officials had manipulated the company's tax to bankrupt it. Its former owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was an opponent ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 06:49 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meddling in Ukraine is starting to cost Russia dearly in financial markets. Observations from around the globe. 1) The price to protect Russian bonds ...
by murphthesurf3
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 06:41 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
In the mid-19th century, influenced by the nationalism then sweeping much of the continent, some European Jews concluded that the remedy to centuries of persecution and pogroms in Europe and Russia ...
by Flyswatterbanjo
Comment Count 161 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:32 PM PDT with 58 Recommends