This weekend’s big story has been the escalating conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. (What’s up with the muted reaction to the Optic Nerve story?)
It’s a complex situation, but I find that I just can’t move beyond the dread that the United States and Russia could be moving toward a new Cold War.
I want to hear other people’s perspectives on this issue. What is your understanding of what’s happened with Russia and the Ukraine? How much should it matter to those of us who don’t live in either Russia or the Ukraine? What do you think is likely to happen next? What should the United States do, or not do, next?
Green Party Alert: I can’t find a single note on this story from anyone in the Green Party. The Green Party itself, the Green Shadow Cabinet, and even Green Party Watch have been silent on this issue (and Optic Nerve too!) for days. How come?
Are the Greens just as stunned and bewildered by the story as I am? Are they just tired? Is there no one left over at Green Party headquarters to turn out the lights?
How can anyone expect the Green Party to offer an actual alternative political vision if the Greens don’t speak to the most important issues of the day?