Who Deserves Credit for the Arab Spring? Not Obama

May 19th, 2011

By Kevin Frei I will agree with Amir Taheri’s assertion in a column in the New York Post that the Obama Administration should receive no credit for the Arab Spring, but he overlooks giving credit to the Administration deserving of much of the credit for creating the conditions which allowed the “Arab Spring movements” to […]


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Egypt’s Path to Peace

February 16th, 2011

By Jan Barry Not since the ancient Israelites slipped out on the Pharaoh in a famous dash through the Red Sea has a mass movement of people in that corner of the world so confounded the powers that be. “The young Egyptian protesters who overthrew the Mubarak regime on Saturday have accomplished what two generations […]


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It’s All Hillary’s Fault

February 13th, 2011

By Nancy Morgan The New York Times is reporting that the mixed messages received from the White House on the Egyptian crisis were the fault of the State Department: “A president who himself is often torn between idealism and pragmatism was navigating the counsel of a traditional foreign policy establishment led by Mrs. Clinton, Mr. […]


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Venezuela’s Election Lunacy: Results and Consequences

September 28th, 2010

By Dan Miller The opposition MUD alliance (seriously) won 52 percent of the votes, but got 37 percent of the seats. Hmm. *  *  * Christopher Hitchens observed a few weeks ago that el Presidente Chávez, whom he had visited in 2008 along with Chávez’s close friend Sean Penn and whose antics he still follows, […]


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Democracy and the Left

April 1st, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Has anyone else noticed the liberal left’s longstanding love affair with democracy? The common name for the more moderate European lefties (as opposed to the open communists and socialists) is “Social Democrats,” and their preferred form of government is referred to as the “social democratic” welfare state. Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is on record as […]


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