Reading Time: 3 minutes First the Russian regime poisoned Alexei Navalny in 2020, after he urged Russians to rid themselves of Vladimir Putin and his corrupt cronies. In this video he branded his country “an insatiable toad”. After he survived the assassination attempt, he was jailed earlier this week on what his many supporters say were trumped up charges […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, Elon Musk challenged Vladimir Putin to single combat–with the winner taking Ukraine. It was a dumb joke, for all that Musk claimed to be “absolutely serious” about it. But it caught my attention because the person he challenged happens to be one of the biggest authoritarians on the planet. That kind of challenge means something to an authoritarian that a non-authoritarian doesn’t quite understand.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Carlo Maria Viganò—once the papal ambassador to the U.S. among other countries—has claimed that the invasion of Ukraine is an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconstruct “Christian civilization” in Europe. According to Religion News Service, Viganò, in a lengthy letter running to almost 10,000 words, excoriated countries that are “demonizing” Putin and imposing […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes What “sins” can be so great that they justify an airstrike on a children’s hospital and maternity ward in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, leaving adults and children buried beneath rubble, killing three and wounding 17? “Gay parades.” This atrocious act, one of many that drew international condemnation and strengthened crippling sanctions against Russia, was […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Unable to watch another global conflict unfold without making it about his own team, televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson popped his head in again last week to comment on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To the surprise of no one, he informed his followers that this is the sign of the apocalypse […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes MAD is the excellent reason why American President Joe Biden—along with the rest of the West—is so seemingly over-cautious in trying to defend Ukraine against the brutal Russian invasion now in progress. MAD is the canny acronym for Mutually Assured Destruction, which, in brief, means first to strike, last to die. In other words, few […]