Is Putin in touch with reality?

Angela Merkel is no anti-Russian hysteric. So when she phone President Obama on Sunday and told him that  "after speaking with Mr. Putin she was not sure he was in touch with reality," and said he was “In another world," you had to wonder if she was exaggerating even a little. Evidently not. Vladimir Putin gave a press conference yesterday and for more than an hour he rambled, threatened, pleaded, lost his temper, and spouted incredible conspiracy theories, thus virtually proving Merkel's point. The New Republic: Slouching in a fancy chair in front of a dozen reporters, Putin squirmed and rambled. And rambled and rambled. He was a rainbow of emotion: Serious! angry! bemused! flustered! confused! So confused. Victor Yanukovich is still the acting president of Ukraine, but he can't talk to Ukraine because Ukraine has no president. Ukraine needs elections, but you can't have elections because there is already a president. And no...(Read Full Post)