Commentary: Ukraine is a test for Biden’s foreign policy doctrine

President Joe Biden promised to change U.S. foreign policy after two decades of a costly military-driven approach and four years of an America-first shift away from our allies. He committed to using military power only as a tool of last resort, in defense of vital national interests, and to work with our friends and allies on collective solutions to shared global problems.

A key inflation gauge rose 5.8% in 2021, most in 39 years

WASHINGTON — A measure of prices that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 5.8% last year, the sharpest increase since 1982, as brisk consumer spending collided with snarled supply chains to raise the costs of food, furniture, appliances and other goods.

East Coast buttons up ahead of snow; Boston could get 2 feet

BOSTON — Last-minute shoppers cleared grocery shelves and raided snowblower dealers Friday along the East Coast ahead of a storm that could drop 2 feet or more of fast-falling snow on some of the nation’s biggest metro areas, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

Biden visits collapsed bridge, touts infrastructure law

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — President Joe Biden visited the collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh on Friday, striking evidence of a need for his $1 trillion infrastructure initiative. The bridge fell just hours before Biden’s previously scheduled trip to the city to showcase his program, temporarily stranding vehicles and people but causing no fatalities.