America’s Cost of ‘Defending Freedom’ in Ukraine: Higher Food and Gas Prices, Increased Risk of Recession

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“On Feb. 22, 2022, President Joe Biden warned Americans that a Russian invasion of Ukraine and U.S. efforts to thwart or punish it—would come with a price tag. ‘Defending freedom will have costs, for us as well and here at home,’ Biden said. ‘We need to be honest about that.’ His statement came one day before Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an attack on targets throughout Ukraine, including western parts of the country. Now that war has broken out, the biggest costs for the U.S. will likely be in higher prices—on top of what is already the fastest pace of inflation in 40 years.”

Wicker Opposes Jackson Nod, But Says She Deserves ‘Respect Not Shown to Kavanaugh’

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U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will not support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, “because of her left-wing, activist judicial philosophy,” he said in a statement today. Wicker did not elaborate on his issues with the judge’s record. She would be the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.