On the War in Ukraine: Russian Cruiser ‘Moskva’ Sinks, Moscow and Kyiv Have Conflicting Narratives About the Incident

Putin’s War Suffers Setbacks As you probably know, Russia’s war in Ukraine – a blatant act of naked aggression that Vladimir Putin’s government euphemistically calls a “special military operation – is not going well for Moscow or the much-vaunted Russian military. Instead of a 21st Century blitzkrieg and a quick victory culminating in Russia’s captureContinue reading “On the War in Ukraine: Russian Cruiser ‘Moskva’ Sinks, Moscow and Kyiv Have Conflicting Narratives About the Incident”

Focus on International Relations: On Russia’s Alleged Motives for Its ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine

Russia Claims NATO is to Blame for Ukraine War On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded its neighbor to the west, Ukraine from positions in Russia, Belarus, and parts of eastern Ukraine – including the Donbas, Luhansk, and the annexed-by-Russia Crimean Peninsula. The result: the largest armed conflict in Europe since 1945, which hasContinue reading “Focus on International Relations: On Russia’s Alleged Motives for Its ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine”

My Frustrating Thursday: Could It Have Been Caused by Russian Cyberattacks Against the West?

Yesterday was a frustrating day. Extremely frustrating, quite frankly. Let me explain. I usually start writing posts for A Certain Point of View, Too on Microsoft Office’s Word either late in the morning or early in the afternoon. Okay, there have been times when I’ve written my post-of-the-day early in the morning (even before sunriseContinue reading “My Frustrating Thursday: Could It Have Been Caused by Russian Cyberattacks Against the West?”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, or: The One with ‘Je ne sais quoi’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. It is a cool Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 84% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 1, 2022, or: The One with ‘Je ne sais quoi’”

Focus on World News: As Russia Invades Ukraine, U.S. Right-Wing Figures Blame Biden, ‘Stolen Election’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. It is a warm Florida winter day in the Tampa Bay area, but I’m afraid it’s going to be hotter. Presently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny conditions. With humidity at 68% and the wind blowing from the southeastContinue reading “Focus on World News: As Russia Invades Ukraine, U.S. Right-Wing Figures Blame Biden, ‘Stolen Election’”

Focus on the News: Ukraine, Russia, & Why Putin’s Kremlin Loves Donald Trump So Much

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. It is a sultry, subtropical winter day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 80˚F (27˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 62% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 12 MPH (20 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Focus on the News: Ukraine, Russia, & Why Putin’s Kremlin Loves Donald Trump So Much”

On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is mid- to late morning (depending on how you define your morning, anyway) here in Lithia, Florida. It is Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and it is a cold, gray, wet winter day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 56˚F (14˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity atContinue reading “On Politics: The GOP was the ‘Party of Lincoln,’ But Now it’s the ‘Party of Putin’”