The main question from this article:
If Russian President Vladimir Putin can use military force to compel political change in Ukraine, he could use the same tactic elsewhere, U.S. and European officials fear.
As we’ve mentioned before on the blog … For all the cheap talk about heroism … The merit of real leaders should be judged on how effectively they work to protect the lives of their constituents; this is as true in Ukraine as it is in Kansas City.
And so because we’re not trying to pretend to understand the implications of international policy …
As Kansas City enters police budget talks, warmer weather, inevitable rising violence and our silly election season … We can only hope that all of these local campaigns and so many empty promises which always accompany them aren’t just a power grab that’s slightly easier than punching voters in the face and taking their hard earned cash.
Again, all we can do is hope …
Also, I’m gonna try to make the outro for the newsletter a bit more lighthearted next time around … Because this was kind of depressing and KC isn’t nearly as bad as Ukraine even if our pothole filled streets sometimes seem like a war-zone.