Here's a question that no one seems interested in asking that nevertheless has real bearing on the situation in Ukraine: What exactly is the role of NATO? Ron Paul explains how it all comes back to NATO.
The interconnectedness of the financial realm is creating some complications for those trying to sanction Russia into submission. Thomas L. Knapp describes how the West's SWIFT kick is aimed at Russia but may end up hitting the U.S. dollar as well.
I didn't watch the State of the Union address last night. (Sorry, but I had to wash my hair) Thankfully, I was able to get my hands on a draft of the real state of the union and it was far more insightful than I'd hoped.