Ukraine

Zelenskyy reminds Congress of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in pleading for U.S. help for Ukraine

BY: and - March 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday invoked the Pearl Harbor attacks ahead of World War II and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while urging the United States to do more to stop the Russian war against his country. During the speech, delivered virtually to members of Congress in an auditorium on Capitol Hill, Zelenskyy drew a […]

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Orwell only wrote one introduction of an Animal Farm foreign translation. It was for Ukraine

BY: - March 17, 2022

Eric Blair, pen name George Orwell, was not perfect as a person, but then, who is? Nevertheless, Orwell got the three major issues of the 20th Century right: He was anti-imperialist, anti-fascist and anti-Communist/anti-Stalinist. Orwell’s military days in Burma taught him the human atrocity of the British Empire: “I had already made up my mind […]

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Putin rewrote Ukraine’s history. Ohio Republicans are rewriting American history

BY: - March 16, 2022

Americans are united in denouncing Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, including how he has justified it with a warped view of Ukrainian history and has crushed Russian dissent. Meanwhile, in Ohio, Republicans recently held hearings on legislation promoting a warped view of American history while crushing potential dissent. Unlike Ukrainians, we’re not under deadly assault, […]

U.S., other democracies limit Russian trade benefits in reaction to war against Ukraine

BY: - March 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday announced a new round of sanctions on Russia by the United States, as well as countries within the European Union and the Group of Seven nations. The latest round of joint economic restrictions will revoke Russia’s status as a preferred trading partner and eliminate the country’s ability to borrow […]

Congress sends Biden spending package that omits aid for COVID tests, treatment

BY: - March 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress late Thursday cleared a massive government funding package that includes billions in aid to Ukraine, but Democrats and Republicans remain locked in a stalemate over additional pandemic relief. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said earlier in the day that without billions more in funding, federal testing capacity would begin declining this […]

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Partisan policies didn’t raise gas prices, and partisan sniping won’t lower them

BY: - March 14, 2022

In 2020 the price of oil crashed, even falling to less than zero one day. Traders actually had to pay buyers to get them to take oil contracts off their hands. Oil companies would prefer not to sell oil unless they can make money off it. Oil companies are just funny that way. So U.S. […]

U.S. Senate Republicans attack Biden on energy costs, regulations after new inflation report

BY: - March 11, 2022

Nebraska’s Deb Fischer and fellow U.S. Senate Republicans slammed President Joe Biden on Thursday for the sharp rise in consumer prices, calling for policy shifts to increase U.S. energy supply, roll back regulations and curb spending. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday the consumer price index rose nearly 8% in February over the same month in […]

Congress reaches deal on massive spending package with billions for Ukraine

BY: - March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans forged agreement early Wednesday on a spending package that will fund the government for the next eight months, as well as provide billions in emergency funding for the war in Ukraine. The announcement means Congress should be able to avert a government shutdown when a spending patch expires at midnight […]

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts Ohio’s gas prices

BY: - March 9, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Ohioans have seen it at the pumps, but they’ve definitely felt it […]

Biden declares U.S. ban on Russian oil, warns of gasoline price spikes

BY: and - March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States will no longer import Russian energy in an attempt to further cripple that nation’s economy as it wages war against Ukraine. President Joe Biden announced the newest sanctions Tuesday from the White House, saying that a ban on Russian oil and gas would target “the main artery of Russia’s economy.” […]

U.S. government shutdown days away as Congress struggles on Ukraine aid, COVID-19 relief

BY: - March 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — With just five days left before government funding expires, Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach agreement on $1.5 trillion in federal spending as well as billions more in assistance to Ukraine and COVID-19 relief. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote Monday morning that Democrats made “​​a reasonable global offer to Republicans” […]

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Why is Ohio Secretary of State LaRose trolling Twitter on election fraud, the media, and inflation?

BY: - March 8, 2022

Curiouser and curiouser. What’s up with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose blasting polarizing snark on Twitter? Just asking, as Tucker Carlson likes to say with queries dripping in fascism, e.g., what did (mass killer) Putin ever do to you? Certainly, the partisan tweets by the state’s top election officer — whose job is to […]