Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Send Weapons to Ukraine

Ukraine Ceasefire

Walter Moss: Increasing U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine would hinder cooperation and reduce U.S. abilities to deal with other important matters such as climate change, nuclear arms reductions, terrorism, ISIS, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Are You Ready to Fight Putin’s Russia?

Fighting Putin

Murray Polner: There’s a permanent taste for war among the Imperial City’s hawks, now ready to fight with your kids (never theirs) to teach that bastard Vladimir Putin a lesson and show him who’s boss.

Kayla Mueller. And Her Letter.

Kayla Mueller

Larry Wines: This remarkable young woman taught songs and origami to her captor’s guards. She taught them to fold paper cranes, the symbol of peace in Japan, where origami originated. And, in secret, she wrote an incredible letter.

Netanyahu’s Speech and the Politics of Iran Policy

Bibi Netanyahu Speech

Gareth Porter: The current tensions over the Netanyahu speech is just the latest chapter in a long-running drama involving an Israeli strategy to use its political power in the US Congress to tilt US Iran policy in the direction Israel desires.

Did Boehner Pull a Boner?

Boehner Breaks Logan Act

Ted Vaill: Boehner is desperate to hold onto his Speakership, and he is pandering to the Teabaggers and right wing Republicans in the House (25 of whom recently voted against him to be Speaker) any way he can.

How Vietnam Avoids Sweatshop Trap

Vietnam Garco 10

Jim Rhodes: The equipment is well conditioned and safe. There are safety committees and constant skills training. The employees all appeared professional and happy.

TPP: NAFTA on Steroids

Trans Pacific Partnership Coming

Michael T. Hertz: Watch out for the TPP, all you who want to protect American sovereign rights. Because once it is enacted, our entire legal system is up for grabs. And for those of you who are Democrats, you can thank your beloved President for the result.

Better Guides for Obama’s Ukraine Policy

Ukraine Crisis 2014

Walter Moss: Obama has been too willing to follow hardline advice from those like the hawkish Hillary Clinton and her neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

Will Obama Deliver on Carbon-Reduction Deal with China?

Chinese Carbon-Reduction Deal

Steven Hill: Americans strongly side with President Obama, but Republican voters do not. Recent exit polls from the midterm elections showed that more than half of voters (57%) considered climate change or global warming a serious problem, but only 29% of Republican voters feel that way.

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