California is a great place to live. Despite the debt, the traffic, the one-party rule, the taxes and the eagerness of politicians to overwhelm small businesses and large corporate job producers with red tape and unnecessary regulations, the Golden State is still the most beautiful place to live and work in the United States. But the political class is making life in California more difficult with every passing day.
This weekend, Ukrainians will go to the polls to elect a new president. They and the Ukrainian Parliament have ousted former President Viktor Yanukovich from office for breaking his campaign promises to move the country toward greater ties with Europe. Since then, little has been done to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutal campaign of violence, intimidation, propaganda and cessation referendums throughout Ukraine. The Obama Administration and the European Union all but ignored the beginning, middle and end of the Russian campaign to bring the people of Ukraine into its orbit. Today, it’s probably too late to save Ukraine. The Kremlin secured it while the West wasn’t looking.