Are Democratically Elected Dictators Hostile to Freedom “Good” Dictators?

December 19th, 2012

By Dan Miller Democracies sometimes reject freedom. Egypt has a new democratically elected dictator and Venezuela still has her old one. Since they were elected by majorities of the voters they must be good democratic rulers who give the majority what they want. Suppose the majority want to have blasphemers’ heads removed? Suppose the majority […]


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The Election Results I Didn’t Want Came

November 7th, 2012

By Dan Miller It should have gone the other way but didn’t. There are reasons for that. We could have exercised more control than we did over some but the most important of them were no longer in our hands. It was a terrible night and I either drank too much or too little. Whichever […]


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If We Are to Lead, Doing So from the Front with Strength, Competence and Conviction Is Not Optional

September 19th, 2012

By Dan Miller A Stratfor article, “From Gadhafi to Benghazi,” appears below in its entirety following my comments. It would be great — and so would be our nation — were our leaders to learn from and be guided by it. The United States of America is now perceived as weak regardless of whether she […]


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President Obama’s Foreign Policies Have Been Tested and Proven –

September 15th, 2012

By Dan Miller To be abject failures, more harmful if possible even than his domestic policies. The free flowing Arab Spring, once beloved of President Obama, continues to gush red-tinged waters bountifully. Although President Obama owns his foreign policies, he may now find bitter some of the fruits the spring has watered. There is little […]


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Iraq: Hot News and History

December 29th, 2011

By Jan Barry “Crisis plagues Iraq as U.S. troops depart — As the last U.S. soldiers exited Iraq Sunday and debate was raging about the nation’s future, political crisis erupted in Baghdad that raised fears of more sectarian strife to come. Iraqiya, a powerful political bloc that draws support largely from Sunni and more secular […]


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