An Update on Russian Belligerence

The Vladimir Putin regime does not allow any grass to grow under its feet. There may be plenty of problems in the world, but the Putin regime--ever industrious--never hesitates to try to add to them. We have, for example, a purported threat by the Russians to use "nuclear force"  in order "to defend its annexation …

Is Our Ambassadors Competent?

I've learned not to make a big deal of the fact that nominees for ambassadorial positions are huge donors to the campaigns of the presidents who nominate them; the situation is less than ideal, but since the State Department doesn't budget much for receptions at U.S. embassies around the world, ambassadors are actually expected to …