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By now, it should be abundantly clear to all that the official U.S. regime narrative on Ukraine is that one is supposed to be in favor of Ukrainian political independence. That is, we’re supposed to support the idea that Ukraine is a separate state that is politically independent from the Russian state. By extension, of course, the idea that Ukraine is a sovereign state also implies it is separate from all other states as well.

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As I write this, BBC reports that U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is "urgently" investigating reports of a chemical weapons attack in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The U.S. Department of Defense finds the reports "deeply concerning."

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RALEIGH — Farmers across the country, including North Carolina, are “taking it on the chin” when it comes to diesel and fertilizer prices, which have risen to unprecedented levels. The U.S. is dependent on and a major importer of foreign fertilizer. Factors driving costs up include Russia’s war with Ukraine, a limited supply of the relevant minerals and high energy costs, high global demand and agricultural commodity prices, reliance on fertilizer imports, and lack of competition in the fertilizer industry.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is getting a slew of complaints from consumers over ever-rising gas prices. 

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RALEIGH — Even though gas prices now surpass $5 a gallon in many areas of the country, $4.13 in North Carolina, leaders from both sides of the aisle agree it's time to cut off Russian oil. But President Joe Biden and Democrats seem more inclined to replace the nation's Russian oil supply with oil from Venezuela and other regimes, rather than increase domestic production.

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The United States and its western European allies have in recent days repeatedly increased economic sanctions against not only the Russian regime, but against millions of ordinary Russians. 

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It seems certain that one of the contributing factors in the disastrous calculus that led Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to believe he could get away with his murderous and criminal invasion of Ukraine was his perception of weakness and division in the United States.

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RALEIGH — N.C. State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, is requesting Congress to provide the tools for state pension funds to pursue economic damages through U.S. courts, which could lead to seizure of Russian assets and properties, and urging the General Assembly to pass a resolution strongly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s murderous military invasion of Ukraine.

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Wednesday, 09 March 2022 12:52

OPINION: Volunteering for Ukraine

I’ve heard the calls encouraging former U.S. military members to join the “International Legion of Territorial Defense.” I believe the Ukrainian people need and deserve our nation’s help against Russia’s attempt to destroy and assimilate a sovereign nation by force. On the surface this sound like a noble undertaking on behalf of the Ukrainian people, but it is fraught with real problems.  

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According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on March 4, 80% of Americans support a U.S. government ban on the importation of Russian oil.

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