Posts tagged "Russia"

The 25th anniversary of the freeing of the 'Captive Nations'

Most readers of don’t know of  or remember the “Captive Nations.” They were those nations that were enslaved by tyrannical rule, mostly by brutal  communist dictatorships. The captive nations began to breathe freedom with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union 25 years ago. You had to have been there when... Read more »

Putin's Russia poised to overrun Ukraine; thanks, Obama

I told you so in my Tribune column just four days ago: President Barack Obama’s limp foreign policy, his “leading from behind,” and his failure to project American power and influence to areas of our strategic importance has been a virtual invitation to Russian Premier Vladimir Putin to intervene in Ukraine’s unstable political situation and... Read more »

Mitt Romney was right; Barack Obama was wrong

From Russia to Mali to Detroit, Romney’s biggest fans say they’ve been vindicated. “Obviously, it would have been nice if any of these incidents would have occurred during the campaign.” Most apropos this very day was his warning about Russia being our “number one geopolitical foe.” He was ridiculed for it by candidate Barack Obama to... Read more »

Watch a big meteor hit Russia

By Natalia Shurmina and Andrey Kuzmin Reuters1:23 p.m. CST, February 15, 2013 CHELYABINSK, Russia— A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a wide area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured more than 1,000 people. Read more NBC slideshow is here.  

Don't let the manned space program fold

If Americans had regarded frontier exploration in the early 1800s with the same indifference that they view the manned space program, there would have been no Louisiana Purchase and westward expansion. More than likely, there probably would have been no Northwest Ordinance, no Illinois and maybe no America at all, because no one would have... Read more »

News for righties

o Unexpectedly Nancy Pelosi’s House also jettisons ACORN. The Defund ACORN Rep. Jan Schakowsky, representing North Shore limousine liberals, voted to keep sending your tax dollars to ACORN. Who else in Illinois’ congressional delegation did the same? Act, passed on a 345-75 procedural vote as part of an unrelated student loan reform bill. Two Democrats... Read more »
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