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William Tecumseh Sherman knew the enduring cruelty of war

Mitchell G. Klingenberg, United States Army War College (THE CONVERSATION) It is doubtful the tragic devastation of the Russia- Ukraine War would surprise William Sherman were he alive today. The iconic U.S. Army soldier was a student of war at home and abroad. Sherman, who lived from 1820 to 1891, concluded that war – what…

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ANN COULTER

Pro-crime party nominates a Justice Presidents are entitled to nominate Supreme Court justices who represent their party and its values. Using that as our guide, President Joe Biden picked the Democrats’ perfect Supreme Court justice: Ketanji Brown Jackson. If you’d given me a thousand bucks to come up with a question that would stump a Supreme Court…

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Ann Coulter

Dem nightmare: What if the war ends before November? Great news for Joe Biden. After months of abysmal public approval numbers, President Biden’s favorability among registered voters has soared by 2 points to 45%! And all he had to do was bring us to the brink of World War III. The media are thrilled with…

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‘I have a need’: How Zelenskyy’s plea emphasized shared identy with US

Karrin Vasby Anderson, Colorado State University Speaking from his nation’s capital of Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress as Russian shells continue to bombard the city. In the historic event on March 16, 2022, Zelenskyy sought to persuade U.S. legislators and the American public of the similarities between U.S. history…

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FROMA HARROP

Has Ukraine made us hit bottom on our addiction to oil? Well before Russia launched its bloody attack on Ukraine, the civilized world had vowed to replace dirty fossil fuels with clean energy. The reason was climate change: Planet-warming carbon emissions are threatening our way of life, if not today, then tomorrow. The invasion of…

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SUSAN ESTRICH

Blame Putin The average price of gasoline has jumped over $1 since Vladimir Putin moved his army to the border of Ukraine. One dollar. And change. Nationally, the average price of regular gasoline is now $4.30 a gallon. Kid stuff. In California, we pay much more. The Golden State charges gold for gasoline. Good luck…

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Shell, BP and ExxonMobil have done business with Russia for decades

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, British energy giant BP announced on Feb. 27, 2022, that it will sell its nearly 20% ownership in Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft. BP’s rival Shell is also pulling out of all of its operations in Russia, as are U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil and Norway’s state-controlled company, Equinor.…

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RICHARD GUEBERT

IFB President: Livestock farmers support food security in Illinois If you’ve ever driven through the Illinois countryside, you’ve likely seen a herd of cattle dotting the landscape. You might have wondered whether the animals that farmers raise benefit businesses and residents in our state. They do. Livestock farms offer important sources of revenue for local…

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Ann Coulter

If only Putin had invaded Mexico As World War III looms in Europe, we must put narrow partisan differences aside and tap the brain power of the greatest minds among us. It is time for the Biden White House to call upon … Jared! Speaking of the best and the brightest, our foreign policy mandarins must have felt like…

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Beijing’s ‘invisible’ Olympics: Muted but watched online

By ZEN SOO AP Technology Writer Zhou Jun remembers the run-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, when it seemed like everyone was learning English to be able to communicate with the foreign visitors about to descend on the city. Athletes and foreign fans roamed the city throughout the Games. “I remember that the streets and…

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