Pro-Russian forces in Sloviansk have kidnapped eight members of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Vyacheslav Ponomarev, self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk, said the people are NATO spies.
The US is ready to impose more sanctions on Russia, but the European Union is silent. President Obama spoke to EU leaders to push them towards more sanctions as Moscow continues to show more aggression towards Ukraine.
The relationship between the US and Russia is almost at Cold War-level, and it does not help that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is ignoring phone calls from U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
Ex-Soviet state Moldova is one of many that fears Russian President Vladimir Putin will target them after Ukraine and wants to strengthen ties to the West. The European Union extended visa-free travel to Moldovan citizens.
The Buffalo Bills cannot win this offseason. First, their owner passes away and then their most iconic player, Jim Kelly, endures a cancer fight. Now five cheerleaders have filed a lawsuit with numerous accusations, including sexual harassment, against the team.
The North Carolina General Assembly’s Common Core study committee submitted draft bill TLza-24, titled “Replace Common Core To Meet NC’s Needs,” as a first step to repeal the controversial education standards from the state.
Pro-Russian forces shot down a Ukrainian helicopter in Kramatorsk, according to the Kyiv Post, as Ukraine claims Russia wants to start World War III. At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered Ukraine a proposal to help alleviate the tensions in east Ukraine.
I cover Operation Fast and Furious and branched out to education and Common Core. I report sports and international politics, mainly the events in Ukraine and persecution of Christians in Muslim countries.
Editor, 2011 - present
I edit articles and bring the snark to the conservatives.