HICKS: Russian is a poor country with 144 million people, but an economy that...

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An immediate question facing Americans today is the economic effect of war in Ukraine. As I write, it is not clear how the Russian invasion of Ukraine will proceed. However, it is impossible not to see echoes of Hitler’s occupation of the Sudetenland in the late 1930s or Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The primary difference appears to be the willingness of much of the developed world to actively oppose autocratic nations invading democracies. This makes the 1990 experience more salient to understanding the likely economic effects of this war.

MORRIS: Who owns the history?

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The Kokomo Tribune has published a fascinating story about teachers-in-training at Indiana State University and their nearly universal disapproval of proposed state legislation that would limit how race and other topics are treated in the classroom.

ADKINS: What can America and our allies do to stop Putin?

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President Biden was right and Putin did invade Ukraine. Unlike his predecessor, Biden correctly assessed the Russian despot. Unlike his predecessor, this president listened to his intelligence agencies. But why did Putin invade now, eight years after the fighting in east Ukraine began? Further, what can America and our allies do to stop Putin?