Unrealistic policy and dependency on fickle neighbors like Russia are no substitute for working power plants.
As appalling as the Russian foreign minister’s admission is, it does not change the reasons to avoid a war with Moscow.
"If government is big enough to give you anything, it's big enough to take everything away from you."
"You have to ensure the citizens are protected against the power of the state. This is what we call liberal democracies."
When the Bushwick bar Honey's tried to host a “Russia, Ukraine, and Food" talk with food writer and academic Darra Goldstein, the angry mob shut them down.
Like AUMFs before it, Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s proposed authorization would lead to less transparency in conflicts and more unilateral decision making.
‘Peace through commerce’ didn’t prevent war in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean the theory is invalid.
Journalists often do their best work in places that offer the least welcoming environment.
New Globe and Mail Article on How and Why Canada Should Open its Doors to More Ukrainian and Russian Refugees
I coauthored it with Canadian immigration policy expert Sabine El-Chidiac.
The Case for Pursuing the Issue of Russian War Crimes in Ukraine - Even Though Putin is Highly Unlikely to Ever be Tried and Punished
Putin and other Russian leaders are likely guilty of massive war crimes. And there is real, though limited, value to pursuing the issue.
Going after oligarchs breathes new life into sketchy asset forfeiture powers.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is leading his nation a just cause. But we should not allow him to impose censorship and emigration bans in the process. A nation fighting for freedom must not undermine it.
Immigration policy has been used as a non-martial weapon of war before. Let’s do it again.
Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell explains how it can benefit the US economy while "draining Putin's brain."
"Critiques of Western cancel culture are possibly not best made by those currently slaughtering civilians."
The sanctions that punish Russia are shattering the global economy.
It's far too easy to find glowing descriptions of Putin on the nationalist right. Even some libertarians are making excuses for Russia's invasion. They should stop.
Countries insulating themselves against future sanctions may block trade that lifted billions from misery.
And it will only drive people further into the arms of President Vladimir Putin.
No class of governments can be trusted with access to people’s private communications.
There’s a difference between actions that only make us feel good and actions that actually help Ukraine.
Few politicians are willing to admit deficit spending is the larger cause.
Republican idiocy is setting back the cause of freedom.
A Russian-Ukrainian woman describes how Russians are being fed misinformation.
Among his other crimes, Putin’s war increases the suffering of the world’s poor and hungry.
My New York Times Article Making the Moral and Strategic Case for Accepting Ukrainian Refugees - and Russian Migrants, too
The article also addresses some potential objections.
Defeating Putin is better accomplished by measures that divide him from the Russian people.
Ukrainians have taken to the streets with arms to defend their country and their freedom.
While it's tempting to defend the besieged nation from Putin's aggression, nuclear annihilation would be bad.
European nations are stepping up to help Ukrainians flee Russian aggression.
NATO is a means to an end, not an end unto itself.
Let's give green cards to the Russians and deprive Vladimir Putin of the brainpower that keeps Russia's industrial motors running.
According to a new YouGov/Concerned Veterans for America poll, veterans and military families are most opposed to U.S. conflict with Russia.