Crimea and Punishment: Is Obama Serious About Making Putin Pay?

The U.S. president and Congress are assembling a formidable legal arsenal against Russia in response to the putsch in Crimea. Will they use it?

President Obama’s executive order Monday, naming 11 individuals to be sanctioned in connection with their actions against Ukraine, may do little to end the mockery the president has been getting from the right for his diplomacy with respect to Russia’s seizure of the Crimea and his military...