From the Left



Stupidity Will Live On in Infamy

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

The vicious and unprovoked Russian assault on Ukraine should not be a time to play politics. And it's heartening to see that few Washington politicians of any importance are playing them.

Early in this tragedy, some on the right cheered on Russian President Vladimir Putin. They've pretty much gone into hiding or are trying, unsuccessfully, to ...Read more

The Old Normal Gets New Appreciation

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

We were out of coffee this morning, so one of us had to do an emergency run to the "corner store." Ten minutes later, the volunteer came back with a pound of French ground. The woman at Walgreens had to take it out from a locked glass enclosure, he reported with a resigned smile.

At home, meanwhile, the TV flashed shocking images of the reality...Read more

Are Western Democracies Tough Enough for 2022?

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

A week ago, they were programmers and teachers, baristas and farmers -- and their elected leader was a former comedian. Their capital city, Kyiv, sparkled with cafes, fancy stores and night clubs.

To many, this soft existence set the conditions for fast capitulation to a military assault by Russian tanks. As the world now knows, the opposite ...Read more

Fight Russian Aggression With Clean Energy

From the Left / Froma Harrop /

Russian attacks on Ukraine have spiked the already high price of oil. But going up with that are the economic incentives to ditch this primitive fuel -- the environmental reasons being well known.

Russia provides about 40% of Europe's gas import, and its squeeze on supply has forced some factories to cut back on production. The case for moving ...Read more



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