Recent Volodymyr Zelensky Commentaries

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With the approach of Christmas, last Tuesday’s commentary was looking for a way back from all the hate-filled turmoil of 2022. I asked, what one essential quality have Americans depended on to help heal the nation’s pain? Speaking before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky answered it for me. “Ladies and gentlemen — ladies and...
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December 23, 2022
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Their Darkest Hour
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill While many have compared Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to England’s Winston Churchill– England’s wartime prime minister who inspired the British people in their darkest hour–another man became a different kind of hero in the face of overwhelming odds. Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest...
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March 8, 2022
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Hard to Ignore
It’s hard to ignore what’s happening in Ukraine. What’s more frightening: what would happen if Donald Trump were still president? “This is genius,” Trump said, recently. “Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent… I said, ‘How smart is that?’ “And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. That’s strongest peace...
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March 4, 2022
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House of Cards
“So, he’s going to do the investigation?” – President Donald Trump, in a phone call to Gordon Sondland in Ukraine Why is this man smiling? Gordon Sondland, the man literally in the middle of the president’s impeachment inquiry, appears happy as he walks to a joint House committee not long ago. How will he feel walking to the House Intelligence...
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November 18, 2019
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Mick Mulvaney Tells All!
Even as Gordon Sondland – appointed by Trump as ambassador to the European Union – was testifying in a closed-door session in Congress, Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, held a little press conference in the White House publicly saying what we all knew for the last several weeks, that there was, in fact, a “quid pro quo”...
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October 18, 2019