Showing posts with label foreign policy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foreign policy. Show all posts

Obama's Feckless Defense Of Human Rights In Cuba

by Nat Hentoff & Nick Hentoff.   On January 8, the Associated Press reported that President Barack Obama “may travel to Cuba as early as this spring if he feels the rights situation here is improving and a presidential trip will help.” The Castro dictatorship’s response was immediate and severe. According to Elizardo Sanchez, the president of the      ... MORE

IBDaily Editorial: Obama's False Equivalency

1776 wasn’t anything like Castro’s 1959 Putsch. In one of his last acts in Havana, President Obama threw out a false equivalency between the American Revolution and Cuba’s 1959 communist takeover. What are we to make of a U.S. president who embraces such hoary Marxist equivalencies? In his Tuesday address to the Cuban people,   ... MORE

Walter E. Block: Libertarians For Trump

The case for Trump being the libertarians best bet.  Dr. Donald Miller (donaldwmiller@gmail.com) and I (wblock@loyno.edu) are starting up a new group to be called Libertarians for Trump. LFT has its work cut out for it in mobilizing massive support for Donald Trump within the libertarian community. For there are some libertarians who    ... MORE

Trump Ditched Free Market Ideology For Nationalism

by Matthew Yglesias. And it's working. Marco Rubio's newly aggressive posture toward Donald Trump is all about delivering low-blow insults, and reflects a popular — but incorrect — notion among Republican elites that Trump's not-very-orthodox ideology is succeeding because of the force of his personality. But Trump isn't winning because he's a buffoon. If ... MORE

Barry Farber: America The Humiliated

A tribute to our Secretaries of State.  In the mid-1930s, before TV, there was a popular radio talent show called “The Major Bowes Amateur Hour.” The winners were treated well, and so were most of the losers. But when a losing singer or comic or tap dancer was really bad he was treated in a way that defies belief in today’s more civilized society.    ... MORE

Cruz Makes Play for Libertarian Voters. Is Anybody Game?

by David Boaz.       As he moved from evangelical Iowa to fiscally conservative New Hampshire, Sen. Ted Cruz didn't waste a minute in changing his tune. In his Iowa victory speech Cruz gave a shout-out to libertarians, who are thick on the ground in New Hampshire. He declared, "That old Reagan coalition is coming back together, ...     ... MORE

Pentagon Holds Gala Celebrating 25 Years Of Bombing Iraq

cut from the Onion.    Bringing together the many civilian leaders and military strategists who helped them reach such a historic milestone, Pentagon officials held a lavish black-tie gala Sunday at which, sources said, they commemorated 25 years of the United States bombing Iraq. Hundreds of active-duty and retired military officers, high-   ... MORE

Wall Street Journal: American Tax Dollars For The Mullahs

Tehran gets more cash while its U.S. victims get nothing.  Ali Khamenei congratulated Iran’s diplomats on Tuesday for making the “front of arrogance and bullying”—that would be the U.S.—retreat. Iran’s Supreme Leader has good reason to be happy. Having preserved the core of his nuclear capabilities, his regime is now on the receiving    ... MORE

Obama Is Close To Achieving His Empty Legacy

by Charles Krauthammer.     Last week, Barack Obama gained the second jewel in his foreign policy triple crown: the Paris climate accord. It follows his Iran nuclear deal and awaits but the closing of Guantanamo to complete his glittering legacy. To be sure, Obama will not be submitting the climate agreement for Senate ratification. It would have no  ... MORE

Conor Friedersdorf: The Principled Realism Of Rand Paul

We should try it for a change.      Senator Rand Paul distinguished himself among Republicans this week by championing a more careful, pragmatic response to ISIS than any other primary candidate. So far, it hasn’t won him much support. The rise of the terrorist group has divided the GOP in an interesting way. Its neoconservative wing,        ... MORE

Even The Mainstream Media Notices Obama's ISIS Failure

by Edward Morrissey.  The emperor has no clothes. President Obama, like so many of us, was caught unprepared for ISIS's devastating attack on Paris. But unlike the rest of us, the leader of the free world was also caught unprepared a few days later, this time for the scrutiny of his record on the fight against the terrorist quasi-state. That 1-2 combo   ... MORE

Richard M. Ebeling: War, Big Government & Lost Freedom

Roots of the regulating and redistributing state.      We are currently marking the hundredth anniversary of the fighting of the First World War. For four years between the summer of 1914 and November 11, 1918, the major world powers were in mortal combat with each other. The conflict radically changed the world. It overthrew the pre-1914   ... MORE

Matt K. Lewis: Let Rand Be Rand!

The lesson learned.      The reviews are in — and it looks like Rand Paul had a good night. Libertarians say he hit his stride. Slate says he’s best when he has nothing left to lose. It was clearly his finest performance of the four debates. As I noted on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday morning, his heated exchange with Marco Rubio was good for both      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Hillary 2.0

Deception's poster child.       Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders' complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's e-mails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than e-mails. One issue is the utter disaster created by the Obama administration's foreign policy in Libya, carried out by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of  ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Putin In Syria - So What?

Vladimir Putin is having a field day in the Middle East.     He has sent Russian planes to bomb rebels in Syria. He has reached an intelligence-sharing agreement with Syria, Iran and Iraq. At the U.N. Monday, he reaffirmed his commitment to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He seems determined to fill the regional vacuum     ... MORE