December 25, 2013

Is Putin One of Us?

Patrick Buchanan, Townhall

The Associated Press

Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind's future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president's state of the nation address.

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Putin's Bold $15 Billion Bet on Ukraine
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Putin's Pardoning Spree Is a Cold Calculation
Mark MacKinnon, G&M
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