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Silverman: Pay attention when authoritarians target journalists, here and abroad.

In your pursuit of truth, follow independent media. Pay attention when journalists leave a country. Perhaps you should follow.  If a government criminalizes the presentation of facts, or arguments based on evidence, then the fix is in. Such societies cannot succeed. March entered like a big, mean bear in Moscow. Russia’s last objective television and […]

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Littwin: Biden bans Russian oil knowing it means trouble at the gas pump. He didn’t really have a choice.

Much of the world is united in opposition, not to mention in revulsion, to what Joe Biden is now calling “Putin’s war” in Ukraine, which, every day, seems to be increasingly a war directed toward Ukrainian civilians.  Soon, we’ll find out if the opposition includes American consumers, now that Biden has put a total ban […]

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Littwin: What happens to all the unity when/if war in Ukraine takes a hard turn for the worse? 

In America, as in much of the world, we overwhelmingly root for Ukraine in its fight for survival against Russia. Of course we do, unless we’re Tucker Carlson or J.D. Vance. Ukraine is one of those gutsy underdogs that captures our imagination, gives us a renewed sense of possibility in an uncertain world, offers up […]

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CU pulls investments from Russian companies as governor urges state colleges, universities to divest

The University of Colorado is severing ties with publicly traded Russian companies, pulling money invested by the university’s foundation and treasury pool as an act of support for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.  The value of the investments are “negligible overall,” according to a media release from the university.  “We are looking for ways to show […]

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Littwin: How bad would it have to get in Ukraine for Trump to abandon Putin?

Once again, democracy is under attack. And while I could be talking about Russia’s still-shocking, full-scale invasion of Ukraine and its fledgling democracy, I’m actually talking about the ugly rantings of Vladimir Putin’s poodle, Donald Trump. In the wake of the Russian attack, as I’m sure you know, Trump celebrated Putin’s “genius,” his “savvy” and […]