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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....

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...

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...

Europe Investigates Unexplained Leaks in Nord Stream Gas Pipelines
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Europe Investigates Unexplained Leaks in Nord Stream Gas Pipelines

Updated Sept. 27, 2022 10:33 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) BERLIN—European authorities are investigating mysterious leaks on two currently closed Russian natural-gas pipelines to Germany, sparking concerns about the safety of critical energy infrastructure. The leaks were detected after pressure in the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, which connect Russia’s prolific...

David Malpass’s Climate-Change Lesson for GOP Candidates
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David Malpass’s Climate-Change Lesson for GOP Candidates

World Bank President David Malpass committed a horrible environmental crime last Tuesday. When asked about his views on climate change, he said, “I’m not a scientist.” The saga began earlier when Al Gore called Mr. Malpass a “climate denier” and urged President Biden to fire him. It isn’t clear why Mr. Gore was so incensed...