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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia is doing the only thing it can do: threaten

Today in his annual State of the Nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin did the only thing he could do in response to the United States pulling out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) -- threaten, as all schoolyard bullies do when facing an existential crisis. The world knows Russia brought this situation upon itself.

In this picture released on Jan. 12, 2019, by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei takes notes during a meeting in Tehran, Iran.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran resistance: 40 Years of perceived U.S. appeasement

As the Trump administration tightens the economic screws on Tehran, an interesting event took place at the National Press Club this week in Washington, D.C. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an event highlighting f40 years of Western governments perceived appeasement of the murderous regime in Iran and the predictable consequences of these actions.

Illustration on the fascination with "Russiagate" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Russiagate hysteria continues to snare innocent victims

Today, the Democratic Party pulled out the big guns against a leftist sheep who had left the flock - presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard. Yes, you guessed it, it now seems that this veteran of the Iraq War is a Russian agent, at least if you believe the corrupt legacy media.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin look at containers of food as they visit an exhibition during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Kirill Kudryavtsev Photo via AP)

U.S. spendthrift ways coming back to haunt us

- The Washington Times

It's comical to hear the screams from Wall Street, the Trump administration and the talking heads freaking out over the recent small rise in short-term interest rates, rightly put in place by the Federal Reserve.

FILE - In this file pool photo taken on Oct. 4, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The crisis in Venezuela may have reached a new boiling point, but the geopolitical fault lines look familiar. Russia, China and Iran have thrown their support behind embattled Maduro, while the U.S., Canada and their allies in Western Europe are backing opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Why Russia is rushing to prop up disastrous Venezuelan regime

- The Washington Times

The Russian state-run press and Twitter-sphere have been ablaze with indignation over the Trump administration's bold move in Venezuela this week. In case you missed it, the U.S. government and allies across the hemisphere on Wednesday collectively recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, in an effort to bring down the disastrous regime of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a regime which has caused so much misery for the Venezuelan people.

The Syrian Chimera (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

The truth is, Russia is expanding

I have written before that I don't believe Russia is the No. 1 threat to American security. On the contrary, a rising China is much more bent on confronting America militarily in the South China Sea or elsewhere, and Iran is bent on developing nuclear weapons to use irresponsibly.

"Call me a radical," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, on "60 Minutes." She's frequently referred to as "AOC." (Associated Press)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Socialist Republican?

Our new "I'll take your money honey" in Congress is Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who famously wants to give everything away to everyone, and destroy the republic of the United States of America as we know it. She apparently fancies herself to Lincoln (the Republican) and FDR (the Socialist). The dichotomy of that comparison on its face shows idiocy.

In this Dec. 1, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, second from right, meets with China's President Xi Jinping, second from left, during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. China promised Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might help dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to in Argentina.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) **FILE**

U.S. economic resilience spells Chinese model's doom

There is a historical truth about the American economy -- it is deep, wide, and resilient. Managed economies, or communism, by contrast, may work for a period of time, due to favorable economic winds. But eventually you have to pay the piper. It's a lesson that China is about to learn the hard way.

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, 3rd left, watches during the opening of the SGR cargo train runs on a China-backed railway from the port containers depot in Mombasa Kenya, to Nairobi. A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing's ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality between regions within countries, a multinational group of researchers said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File) **FILE**

China plans to take over the world

China is stealing our technology, manipulating its currency, taking advantage of our lenient immigration policies, and practicing unfair trade in order to soon become the largest economy in the world, and the nation in control of the world's resources.

Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama addresses the media during a press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) **FILE**

Albania strikes blow against Iran's campaign of terror

- The Washington Times

It may not have been big news in the West, but it's worth noting and praising Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's recent decision to expel two Iranian diplomats, including the ambassador, from this tiny Balkan country. The stated reason was for activity "damaging to [Albania's] national security."