Who Killed Boris Nemtsov?
Ben Judah, writing in the Daily Telegraph:
Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia with three things: money, propaganda and terror. When the Russian economy was booming and the oil price was over $100 a barrel, Putin ruled Russia almost entirely with money – …
A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.
An unidentified attacker shot Mr Nemtsov four times in central Moscow, a source in the law enforcement bodies told …
Codevilla for Clarity in Foreign Policy
“While the Storm Clouds Gather” is another long foreign policy essay by Angelo Codevilla, probably the best of his I’ve read. It’s in the latest Claremont Review of Books, and is provided here at Powerline’s request. There’s a lot to …
Strange, Obama Never Seems Disengaged from Partisan Politics
The last Morning Jolt of the week notes worsening developments with Russia, as the president visits fundraisers and a deli in Los Angeles.
This morning Charles Krauthammer tries to explain what’s going on with our president:
The preferred explanation …
Obama Pledges to Dutch, 'We Will Not Rest,' Heads to Fundraisers
POTUS message in condolences book at Dutch Embassy per WH: “we will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.”
— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) July 22, 2014
Obama’s schedule for the rest of the day:
President Obama’s fundraising …
Somebody Has to Pay for This Massacre in the Sky
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Somebody Has to Pay For This.
By the time you read this, it’s possible the world will know more about what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But some of the pieces …
Two French ‘Pomocons’ on EU Debility
As far as I understand it, little about the Euro-crisis has fundamentally changed since it began five years ago. So I suppose that, as not a few economists affirm, we should still say that the Eurozone EU is “in crisis,” …
Obama: I'm 'More Concerned' about a 'Nuclear Weapon Going Off in Manhattan'
President Obama, speaking in the Netherlands, moments ago:
The fact that Russia felt compelled to go in militarily and lay bare these violations of international law indicates less influence, not more. And so my response, then, continues to be …
Why Russia's Recent Aggression Really Is Our Problem
The Thursday Morning Jolt features all kinds of ominous news in Eastern Europe, Rand Paul getting a warm reception before an unexpected audience, and then this:
Why Is This Our Problem?
I’m going to take the isolationists and noninterventionists …
No One Could Have Predicted This! Except Tom Clancy Did.
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
The Chaos in Crimea Continues
Hey, guess what Barack Obama was doing back in August of 2005, as Larry O’Connor discovered?
DONETSK, Ukraine – U.S. Senators Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Barack Obama (D-IL) called for …
Boris Nemtsov Joins a Long List of Murdered Putin Critics
The murder of Boris Nemtsov in broad daylight just outside the Kremlin confirms the worst fears about Russia under President Vladimir Putin. For a man like him, wealth and power leave no room for scruples. He is probably the world’…
It's a Lot Easier to Brag When You're Willing to Lie.
President Obama, last night:
Second, we are demonstrating the power of American strength and diplomacy. We’re upholding the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small — by opposing Russian aggression, supporting Ukraine’s democracy, and reassuring our NATO allies. Last …
President Obama Is Always Telling Us to Not Worry.
From the first post-Labor Day edition of the Morning Jolt:
President Obama Is Always Telling Us to Not Worry.
The “unfortunate contrasts” for the White House are piling up like planes waiting on the tarmac at Dallas Fort Worth Friday …
In Sum, the Morning's News Is Bad. Bad, Bad, Bad.
No getting around it; the roundup in today’s Morning Jolt is grim.
Today’s News: Bad. Bad, Bad, Bad.
Let me save you a bunch of time: All the news overseas is bad this morning. Bad, bad, bad.
Breaking news …
Traditionally, Loose Bears Are Not Good News.
The White House, July 8:
Indeed, the Bear is loose, and that’s the problem.
What's the Consequence for Killing American Citizens?
While we don’t know every detail yet, the preponderance of what we know so far indicates that separatists in Ukraine, backed by Russia, shot a missile, destroying a Malaysian Airlines jetliner. Our Patrick Brennan summarizes:
A Malaysia Airlines flight crashed …
Administration Sources to John Kerry:
From the final Morning Jolt of the week:
Administration Sources to John Kerry: Give It Up, Man.
When something like this ends up on the front page of the Washington Post, it’s a sign somebody is trying to send …
Give It Up, Man.
The President's Busy Morning: Russia Announcement, ESPN Radio
This morning President Obama announced new sanctions on Russia for that country’s aggression in Crimea and threatening gestures toward Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Then the president did an interview with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.
This is the home page of WhiteHouse….
Obama's Schedule for This Week: Three Fundraisers
This morning Vladimir Putin announced that Crimea had always been a part of Russia, prepared papers for the territory to formally rejoin Russia, and claimed that no Russian military forces had been deployed on the peninsula. Also the Duma, the …
Why Is Russian Mobile Artillery Rolling In Crimea?
From this morning’s Jolt:
A sample of John Kerry’s keen eye for foreign policy:
“Russia chose this brazen act of aggression and moved in with its forces on a completely trumped up set of pretext, claiming that people were threatened. …