Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the U.S. Navy ship that was buzzed by two Russian warplanes in the Baltic Sea this week could have opened fire under U.S. military rules of engagement. The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) was conducting flight operations with a Polish helicopter Monday when two Russian Su-24 attack aircraft came
Benny Huang, Bernie’s life-long love affair with tyranny. It takes a certain chutzpah to insist that food lines are actually a good thing—but that’s exactly what Bernie Sanders did in 1985 when he was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. An old video of Sanders, a self-described “democratic” socialist, has surfaced in which he speaks favorably
The New York Times Along the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump likes to pick out the people who, despite his having insulted their ethnic group, support him in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. They love him, they really do. And with Mr. Trump leading in the polls in New York’s presidential primary on April 19, some small
Justin Raimondo, AntiWar.com The candidacy of Donald J. Trump has upended American politics, and, indeed, has changed the political landscape in ways our liberal and conservative elites never expected and clearly abhor. He talks like an ordinary person, for one thing – a rarity in a realm where politicians routinely speak as if they are giving
Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said. Marina Davitashvili said Shevardnadze died after a long illness. She did not say where he died. Shevardnadze swept heroically across the international stage in the final years of the Soviet
Chicago Tribune – by Ron Grossman A cheerleader for the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century and a leader in the labor movement during the Depression; hounded during the McCarthy era and orphaned after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party USA on Friday returned to Chicago, the city of its birth.
Oleg Makarenko wants to set the story straight and answer the “Russophobes” who he says are trying to split and humiliate Russia. His website Ruxpert (www.ruxpert.ru) may not command the viewer numbers of Wikipedia which inspired it, but inside Russia it holds a prominent position in what Makarenko calls an information war with the West.
According to U.S. intelligence, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions are crystal clear: he wants to restore the Soviet Union. That, at least, is what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had to say when asked about Putin’s “calculus.” “Mr. Putin has made no secret and he said it publicly on more than one occasion over the years
Russian President Vladimir Putin discounted the threat of a new Cold War as Ukraine prepared for its presidential election, with the U.S. and its allies warning of retaliation if the Kremlin disrupts the voting. Efforts to strengthen ties with former Soviet republics and push back against NATO expansion aren’t an attempt to revive the Soviet
Russia is being pulled into a new Cold War with the U.S. and its allies, who are using economic warfare reminiscent of the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. Russia has prepared a raft of retaliatory steps in response to potentially wider sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European
John Hawkins, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” — Ronald Reagan Relying on big government to help you out would be like relying on the Girl Scouts to spearhead an invasion of Iran. It’s the wrong people, in the wrong place, doing
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he’s open to a review of whether to allow transgender people to serve in the military. “I do think it continually should be reviewed,” Hagel said today on ABC’s “This Week” program. “I’m open to that.” Since the 2011 repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning gay