Is Putin's Invasion of Ukraine All About Oil?

The oil and gas producing region of the Dnieper-Donets basin in Ukraine happens to coincide with the eastern region of the country that has a substantial Russian-speaking population. If the central government of Ukraine uses force against the Russian-speaking protesters occupying government buildings there Putin will have the excuse he needs to gain control of one of the few major oil producing areas of Europe not already inside Russia’s borders.

Germany Lurches Left: Politicians Sacrifice German Liberty and Germany’s Future

Europe’s largest economy “is running out of puff” with slow labor productivity, falling investment, and minimal reforms since the start of the Euro crisis in large measure because, “Merkel and company parceled out other people’s money with a friendly smile.”

Hey, Merkel; Tell Obama to Take a Hike

Patrick Buchanan, Townhall

What did she do to deserve public upbraiding by U.S. Treasury?

Will Snowden Confirm NSA's Spying on Merkel?

Geir Moulson and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press Berlin

Germany's top security official said he'll find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if Snowden will give details about the NSA's activities and the alleged surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.