After 19 hours in Taiwan, the speaker flew to South Korea, where her reception was described as "cool." President Yoon Suk Yeol, though at home in Seoul when Pelosi arrived, did not meet with her, but instead held a 40-minute phone conversation. South Korea, like its neighbors, is anxious not to offend China. When House…

America has been selling out to China for decades. There is no turning back now. It's time to add the Chinese language to the public school curriculum to aid our children in assimilating into the Chinese culture

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A basic question needs answering: Why, 30 years after the Cold War ended, are we still expanding NATO? Russia does not threaten the United States. As for any threat that it poses to its European neighbors, let them deal with it. Seeing Russia invade Ukraine, historically neutral Finland has undergone a late conversion and decided…

Anyone think Turkish President Recep Erdogan would declare war on Russia, if it invaded Finland?--P. Buchanan

Turkey would join forces with Russia in a war against the U.S.

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Nothing done in Ukraine in this two-month war has diminished the Russian arsenal of 6,000 nuclear weapons, the world's largest stockpile. And the more we destroy Russian conventional power, the more we force Moscow to fall back onto its ace in the hole — nuclear weapons. "Once war is forced upon us, there is no…

Putin will annihilate any nation that opposes his agenda even if it means the annihilation of his own country in a nuclear battle. So, Buchanan is correct. We must acquiesce to Putin's demands NOW.

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Why would we voluntarily agree to give Sweden and Finland these war guarantees? Why would we commit to go to war with Putin's Russia, a war that could, and likely would, escalate to the use of tactical nuclear weapons, especially if Russia were losing? The prime ministers of Sweden and Finland, Magdalena Andersson and Sanna…

Pat is correct and I like his reasoning. The U.S. should pull out of NATO. Why should the U.S. be drawn into a possible nuclear conflict with Russia if Putin decides to invade Germany, France, or any other European nation ?

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To repeat: If Russia attacks its neighbors Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Moldova or Georgia, we stay out of the war. But if Russia attacks Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Romania or Bulgaria, we go in, even at the risk of nuclear war. Does this seem logical? Does this make sense? After Friday's NATO summit refused to establish…

The West is going to have a military confrontation with Russia at some time and I don't really see it being any easier if it is delayed. Retreating from a bully has always encouraged more aggression from the bully.

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Ukraine's independence is not vital to the United States. While a desirable goal, it is not worth our fighting a war with Russia to preserve.... Indeed, had we given Putin assurances that NATO was closed to Kyiv, we might have prevented what has happened, because that was the first and most insistent of Putin's demands.…

Buchanan's argument for appeasement doesn't convince me.

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What Putin is suggesting is that in the last analysis, if military defeat beckons for Russia, and his own dispossession of power and political if not actual death are to follow, he may use the ultimate weapon in Russia's arsenal to prevent it. What should U.S. policy be? From his principal avenues of attack on…

Buchanan sees that the only sensible thing to do is turn in our guns to the bartender and start hoeing spuds.

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As for calling the Republican opposition, all 50 senators, racists whose position on voting rights recalls the segregationists of the early 1960s, that would appear only to solidify and harden their opposition. But perhaps Biden is after another game here. For what this speech did succeed in doing is to temporarily change the subject. "The…

Just keep repeating it. And insert it into television ads for popular products. The public will buy anything as long as it is attractively packaged.

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Before dismissing these Russian demands outright, the U.S. should look closely to see if there are not some issues on which compromise is possible and common ground can be found so the Ukraine crisis might be defused. "Get off our front porch. Get out of our front yard. And stay out of our backyard." This…

Let's make a deal. NATO pulls back from Russian borders and Russia pulls out all the communists from Congress and the courts.

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The institution in Fife, Scotland, which topped the Good University Guide this year, said prospective pupils (pictured during the traditional Pier Walk) had to accept 'personal guilt'.

Not nearly enough. They should be required to wear hair shirts.

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