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December 8th, 2022 - 6:41 pm § in Biden, Russia

Who is Paul Whelan, called the “Marine left behind”?

Paul Whelan was born in Canada to British parents with Irish ancestry in 1970. Whelan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1994, served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 2003 to 2008, and was deployed to Iraq where he was a staff sergeant “working as an administrative clerk and administ[...]

December 8th, 2022 - 1:34 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Dissecting the Griner prisoner swap

Presidents have to make tough decisions. Sometimes they’re agonizing. That’s what the job description is. When Harry Truman sat behind that desk, he kept a sign that said, “The buck stops here.” Presidents also sometimes have to make decisions that are unpopular, because they[...]

December 7th, 2022 - 6:33 pm § in Russia

News from Russia 12/7/22

Russia fears Ukraine will invade “Russia has started to expand its defense along its border with Ukraine amid apparent fears of invasion, Britain’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. Elaborate trenches systems are being dug by Russian troops in Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine, w[...]

November 17th, 2022 - 9:04 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans, Russia

GOP House chaos begins

House GOPers unveil their #1 legislative priority: Investigating Hunter Biden. Read story here House GOPers give warm welcome to vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse. Read story here Herschel Walker teaches Sen. Warnock about parenthood. Read story here Pro-Russia GOP faction seeks to cut off Ukraine ai[...]

October 31st, 2022 - 4:29 pm § in Biden, Economics, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Biden’s political theater on gas prices

Biden is threatening “to pursue higher taxes on oil company profits if industry giants do not work to cut gas prices,” CNBC reported on Monday, October 31, 2022 (read story here). This is political theater, nothing more, to make it look like he’s fighting high gas prices. It lacks [...]

October 28th, 2022 - 12:00 pm § in Europe, Russia

Map of Russian gas pipelines to Europe

(Source: CNN; click to enlarge.)     Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 25th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Progressives stumble on Ukraine

The House progressive caucus, led by Rep. Primala Jayapal (D-WA), released a well-meaning but awkward letter urging Biden to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine war on Monday, October 24, 2022. Within 24 hours, they retracted and disavowed it (see story here). As described by The Hill here, [...]

October 20th, 2022 - 4:22 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Tulsi Gabbard’s delusions

Tulsi Gabbard’s recent public comments are so friendly to Russia you wonder if she’s on Putin’s payroll (I can’t prove she is). Just two years after running for the Democratic presidential nomination, the former Hawaii congresswoman is quitting the Democratic Party. This will[...]

October 20th, 2022 - 3:17 pm § in Russia

War in socks and shorts

Reports from behind the front indicate Putin’s conscripts have to buy military gear on the civilian market, where prices are soaring, and pay for it themselves. They’re complaining to wives and families back home that “the army has nothing” to issue them. “What little g[...]

October 17th, 2022 - 7:34 pm § in Russia

Wind energy isn’t hot air

I’ve seen conservatives pooh-pooh wind energy, and I’ll bet you have, too. But wind and solar energy have provided 24% of the European Union’s electricity since Russia invaded Ukraine, and increased renewables capacity has saved EU countries $97 billion “in avoided gas imports be[...]