February 8, 2022

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Putin Wants His Own Monroe Doctrine – Pat Buchanan

When the Union was fighting to preserve itself in the Civil War, the France of Napoleon III moved troops into Mexico, overthrew the regime of Benito Juarez, set up a monarchy and put Austrian Archduke Maximilian von Habsburg on the throne as Emperor of Mexico — one month before Gettysburg. Preoccupied, the Union did nothing.

Movies

What to watch out for when Oscar noms are announced Tuesday

It’s time again to celebrate Hollywood’s grandest ambitions and most daring risk takers. No, I’m not talking about “Jackass Forever.” On Tuesday morning, nominations to the 94th annual Academy Awards will be announced. Nominations are occurring a little later than usual. To make way for the Olympics, the Oscars are to be held March 27.

Redistricting

Supreme Court sides with GOP in Alabama election map case

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court ruling that Alabama must draw new congressional districts before the 2022 elections to increase black voting power. The high court order boosts Republican chances to hold six of the state’s seven seats in the House of Representatives. The court’s action, by a 5-4 vote,

Russia

Biden threatens: No gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine

In a flurry of diplomacy across two continents, President Joe Biden met with Germany’s new leader Monday and vowed the crucial Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline will be blocked if Russia further invades Ukraine. Russia’s Vladimir Putin retorted that the U.S. and its allies are the only ones talking invasion. Putin and French President

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