Rather than seek to belittle Sarah Palin, those who recognize the acute dangers of Palin should find ways to clearly articulate themselves so that the electorate will be informed -- before it is too late.
The west must accept Russia has vital national interests in the Caucasus and the former USSR. Russia is a great power and must be afforded respect. The days of treating it like a banana republic are over.
American evangelicals invaded Russia with missionaries, said the Orthodox aren't "real Christians," and attacked their friends. Now we expect Russia to be logical about these matters and do what is good for business.
Sunday I talked with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the elder statesman and national security advisor to Jimmy Carter, about the Russian invasion of Georgia. He long tangled with Soviet power. Now he takes on Putin.