Vance, Oz and Trump’s $89 million debt to McConnell

Vance, Oz and Trump’s $89 million debt to McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The election results arrived late for our deadline on Tuesday, we’re sorry to say, although you can check OpinionJournal.com for our online coverage overnight. But one thing we can say, even before all the votes are counted: If Republicans JD Vance and Mehmet Oz win … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to “genuine peace talks” with Russia after pressure from Western backers to signal readiness for talks amid concerns about the mounting costs of the eight-month war. Mr. Zelensky said Ukrainian conditions for talks included returning Ukrainian control over its territories, compensating Kiev for Moscow’s invasion and prosecuting … Read more

‘Save our children’

‘Save our children’

Parents have created some unlikely candidates in Tuesday’s election.

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has many on the left lamenting the end of democracy in Israel. Even before the vote began, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., NJ) threatened damage to bilateral relations if Israelis voted to the right. The State Department has said it would boycott some right-wing ministers, and President Biden waited … Read more

Russia pulls commander in Ukraine after criticism over battlefield losses

Russia pulls commander in Ukraine after criticism over battlefield losses

Russia removed a top military commander in Ukraine after criticism from some of President Vladimir Putin’s top allies over the officer’s responsibility for a recent chaotic retreat in the country’s northeast that underscored Russian weaknesses on the battlefield. Colonel General Alexander Lapin, in charge of the Central Military District, Russia’s largest, was the last of … Read more

North Korea refuses to send weapons to Russia

North Korea refuses to send weapons to Russia

SEOUL – North Korea denied supplying Russia with artillery shells, days after the Biden administration alleged that Pyongyang was seeking secret ways to supply weapons to Moscow’s war with Ukraine. The United States suspects North Korea of ​​sending a significant number of artillery shells to Russia through countries in the Middle East and North Africa, … Read more

Russia pushes for evacuation of Kherson as Ukrainian offensive looms

Russia pushes for evacuation of Kherson as Ukrainian offensive looms

Russia stepped up the evacuation of civilian institutions from the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson, where looting has become widespread and squatters have taken over the abandoned government headquarters, as Ukraine received sophisticated Western air defense systems that could help it protect its cities. Moscow’s decision to mobilize around 300,000 reservists has so far allowed … Read more

Biden’s closing argument: Higher energy prices

Biden’s closing argument: Higher energy prices

President Joe Biden at a rally Sunday night for Gov. Kathy Hochul (D., NY) at Sarah Lawrence College in Westchester County. Photo: Ron Adar/Zuma Press It’s midterm campaign season, and American voters are clearly upset about energy costs. So it is particularly odd that President Joe Biden, just before Election Day, is stressing his opposition … Read more

Donald Trump performs for . . . Donald Trump

Donald Trump performs for .  .  .  Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s allies say the former president, who lost in 2020, will announce as early as next week that he is running for the White House again in 2024. If you doubt that, Mr. Trump is already taunting his fellow Republicans and potential rivals before Tuesday’s midterm elections. Mr. Trump held a rally Saturday in … Read more

The West sees little else but to continue supporting Ukraine

The West sees little else but to continue supporting Ukraine

Washington and its allies see little prospect of a negotiated end to the war in Ukraine soon, given the high stakes for Moscow and Kiev and the fact that both sides believe they can win, Western diplomats say. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its members say they are determined to keep providing economic and … Read more