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The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats
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The Best Way to Combat Putin’s Nuclear Threats

Vladimir Putin has again threatened to use nuclear weapons to protect Russia and its people. In his remarks Friday, he extended that nuclear deterrence over the 15% of Ukraine’s territory that Russia annexed after sham referendums that ended on Wednesday. That even includes some lands already liberated by the Ukrainian army. Mr. Putin’s threats constitute...

Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup
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Burkina Faso Soldiers Take Control of State TV, Declare Countercoup

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso—More than a dozen members of Burkina Faso’s army seized control of state television late Friday, declaring that the country’s coup leader-turned-president, Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown. The spokesman introduced Capt. Ibrahim Traore as the new head of the volatile West African country that is battling a mounting Islamic insurgency....

UN says it’s ready to work with Congo on peacekeeper pullout
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UN says it’s ready to work with Congo on peacekeeper pullout

UNITED NATIONS — The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, which was the target of deadly protests during the summer, said the United Nations is “ready and willing” to work closely with the government to step up the pace of withdrawal of the U.N. force that has over 14,000 troops and police. Bintou...

A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ
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A Supreme Court Watershed – WSJ

The Supreme Court kicks off its new term on Monday, and the welcome back isn’t universal. “Supreme Court term begins amid questions about its legitimacy,” says a headline over a news story in the Washington Post. We could cite a dozen similar takes. These articles offer no explanation for this pique other than that the...

Covid Fraud Hits $45.6 Billion
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Covid Fraud Hits $45.6 Billion

The Labor Department’s Inspector General has updated its estimates of fraud in pandemic-era unemployment benefits, and it’s hard to know what’s worse: the shoddy systems that allowed crooks to bilk taxpayers, or the Biden Administration’s refusal to do anything about it. The IG first alerted Labor to the scope of the problem with reports in...

The Supreme Court Can Restrain the IRS
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The Supreme Court Can Restrain the IRS

The Internal Revenue Code is riddled with excessive penalties for what are often honest mistakes. This year, taxpayers must prepare to deal with a newly emboldened Internal Revenue Service, to which Congress allocated an additional $46 billion for enforcement. The Supreme Court has the opportunity to protect taxpayers by hearing one of three cases that...

US Embassy warns Americans to leave Russia
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US Embassy warns Americans to leave Russia

CNN  —  The US Embassy in Moscow issued a security alert overnight that urged US citizens to leave Russia immediately while there are still options for departing the country. The alert comes in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for partial mobilization of Russian men to fight in his war in Ukraine. “Russia...

A Canonized Saint Who Began as an Everyday One
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A Canonized Saint Who Began as an Everyday One

I am apparently called to be a saint. That was a somewhat disconcerting revelation for a cradle Catholic in his late 40s. But according to a homily during Mass some years back, this is the purpose for which I was born. With further reading, I learned this vocation doesn’t require me to be declared a...