Friends, if there's one thing that has characterized the Russia-Ukraine war so far, it's escalation. That's true of the fighting on the ground, and of the rhetoric and sanctions flying between east and west. Now, Russia is cutting off Latvia from all gas supplies, and it's throttling gas deliveries to all of Europe to boot. When will someone see sense and step back from the brink?
In other news, the experts are trying hard to find good news for Democrats in recent polling -- much of it manipulated to produce only good news to begin with -- but objective factors make it highly unlikely that we'll see even a "small blue wave" in November. The best the Dems can hope for, in my humble opinion, is a minimal thrashing and to hold on to the Senate.