While we wring our hands over whether we have any options in preventing Crimea from being slowly--but almost surely--sucked into the Russian sphere of influence for good, the fact is that the Kremlin clearly thought it could get away with it. Why? Weakness.
The most famous New Yorker “drawing” appeared over a quip written by humorist E.B. White and shows a cowed little boy of about seven sitting at the dining table while his mother stands over him, hands on her hips, glowering.
An often ignored loophole in existing sales tax law is giving online retailers an unfair advantage over traditional brick-and-mortar stores, forcing thousands of local stores across the U.S. to close, and tens of thousands of Americans to lose their jobs.
I work with Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and feminists. They do not understand why Western feminists do not stand with them as they oppose normalized honor based violence, extreme state violence (think Iran, Saudi Arabia), and utter lawlessness when it comes to the torture and murder of girls and women.