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Ukraine May Already Be Lost

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 11:57 AM

This weekend, Ukrainians will go to the polls to elect a new president. They and the Ukrainian Parliament have ousted former President Viktor Yanukovich from office for breaking his campaign promises to move the country toward greater ties with Europe. Since then, little has been done to stop Russian President...

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Stop Endless International Welfare

(2) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 6:32 PM

For the past five decades, the United Nations has been responding to certain international conflicts by sending peacekeepers to help diffuse the situation. Many times those peacekeepers serve as simple observers to the crisis, reporting back to diplomats in New York what they see happening on the ground. Other times,...

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10 Things We Learned From the Howard Kurtz Interview

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 11:09 AM

  1. Jeff Zucker is serious about cleaning up CNN.
  2. Jeff Zucker is serious about cleaning up CNN.
  3. Kurtz deserves credit for being willing to sit and be judged.
  4. Kurtz didn't get fired from the Daily Beast, the Daily Beast is having internal (financial ;)) issues.
  5. NPR has a journalist willing to...
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Obama to Israel: I'm Proposing We Let Iran Enrich Some Uranium

(76) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 9:46 AM

When President Obama arrives in Jerusalem for the first time as the United States President, he will undoubtedly brief Israeli officials on his three-week old proposal to solve the Iranian nuclear crisis. Ironically, the president's new policy shift is still mostly unknown in the U.S. because it has been deliberately...

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Republicans Take the Higher Ground With a Vote on Hagel

(10) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 3:58 PM

I'm sure the media won't report on the conciliatory move by Senate Republicans to give President Obama an up or down vote on his Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel.

But it's worth highlighting the olive branch extended to the president by the GOP. After all, then-Senators Obama, Biden,...

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New York Times, Washington Post Both Fail to Report Real Reasons for Hagel Filibuster

(65) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 10:26 PM

Paul Kane of the Washington Post framed the whole Chuck Hagel filibuster as one big tea-party plan that risks national security. Kane's lede even went so far as to erroneously claim the Hagel confirmation vote delay was because of a new GOP request to look further into the...

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Cutting the Ribbon in Burma Without Doing the Work in Iran and Syria

(27) Comments | Posted November 18, 2012 | 9:10 PM

Monday, President Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit Burma. The unprecedented trip is a celebration for the second largest country in Southeast Asia. It's also a remarkable achievement since Burma only recently held national elections in 2010 after holding the leader of the democratic opposition party, Aung...

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"One Tough Nerd" Rick Snyder Is a Governor to Watch

(65) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 12:18 PM

Republican governors in the Midwest have been creating a lot of buzz over the last few years. From Wisconsin's Scott Walker to Ohio's John Kasich, GOP chief executives have been out front trying to fix their state budgets. But Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who has routinely been described as "one...

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Obama Needs to Actively Confront Chinese Revisionism in Asia

(10) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 10:44 AM

In the aftermath of the failed Russian re-set, much has been written about the Obama Administration's inability to convince Moscow to support Washington's diplomatic priorities. Nowhere is this more evident than Syria, where Russia's third veto at the United Nations' Security Council was widely portrayed as Moscow's

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Trickery in the Media's Coverage of Today's Unemployment Rate Increase

(102) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 6:27 PM

The credibility of the mainstream media is at such a low level that it's no wonder newspapers are dying. Once viewed as legitimate and unbiased journalists, many news reporters have been outed as opinion writers and advocates for liberal causes and candidates. Like a scene from the movie Sunset Boulevard,...

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Poland Represents Obama's Acquiescence and Weakness

(301) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 12:54 PM

When candidate Barack Obama campaigned for president in 2008, he was roundly ridiculed for his simplistic world view. Obama believed that he could ignore decades of history dealing with regimes hostile to the U.S. and pursue a policy of engaging America's enemies. Inherent in Obama's rationale was that he could...

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In Defense of the U.N. Security Council

(35) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 11:56 AM

In the rush to condemn the U.N. Security Council for another diplomatic failure to protect the Syrian people from Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime, many reporters have missed one key fact. The Security Council actually had enough votes to pass the resolution offered by the British government but the Russians and...

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Vogue's Anna Wintour Invited to White House Dinner on One Year Anniversary of Mrs. Assad Profile

(6) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 9:20 AM

One year ago this month, Vogue magazine published a glowing profile piece of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife, Asma. Over the last year, Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour has defended her magazine's portrayal of the Syrian First Lady despite the brutal crackdown in Syria by Asma's husband's...

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It's Time to Tax Internet Gambling and Make it Legal

(7) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 3:39 PM

One of the complaints from the Occupy movement protesters is that gambling by the banking sector is what created the economic crisis gripping the globe. And they're partially correct in placing blame at the feet of bankers who recklessly played the markets like a game of Monopoly. But risk is...

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Obama and Rice Encouraged a Palestinian UN Vote

(55) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 11:15 AM

You can't blame the Palestinians for trying. Over the last few years, the Obama Administration has encouraged the Palestinians to make bold moves. While shifting U.S. policy away from Israel, President Obama clearly and definitively told the Palestinians to reject violence but plan for statehood. Within five months of taking...

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Bloomberg Gives $50 Million To Drive American Jobs To China

(78) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 10:29 AM

Make no mistake about it, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is a technology whiz. But his energy ideas are bankrupt. His $50 million gift to support the Sierra Club's anti-coal agenda and to stop coal-fired power plants will undoubtedly help move American jobs to China.

As the Mayor of America's...

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Susan Rice Fails To Show Up For Crucial UN Middle East Debate

(42) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 5:45 PM

It's happened again -- Susan Rice has skipped another UN meeting critical to U.S. interests. Today's UN Security Council debate on the Middle East was the last open meeting scheduled before the planned UN vote to recognize Palestinian statehood. The Obama Administration has said it doesn't think it's a good...

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Dan Savage at White House Pride Reception: Obama Won't Support Marriage Before '12 Election, I'm Not Furious

(6) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 2:28 PM

Below is the official White House Press Pool Report from President Obama's Pride reception at the White House.

In it you will see that Dan Savage thinks supporting gay marriage is being "out on the furthest limb" for Obama so he isn't furious with him for his position. Savage also...

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Once Again, The Advocate Hides Democrat's Anti-Gay Views

(14) Comments | Posted June 28, 2011 | 3:25 PM

Updated below.

Once again, The Advocate magazine has hidden a Democrat's anti-gay views. This time, The Advocate protects First Lady Michelle Obama. In an article today on, writer Lucas Grindley reports on former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey's appearance on CNN Monday but fails...

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A Hunger Strike to Capture the White House's Attention

(10) Comments | Posted June 27, 2011 | 11:15 AM

Elizabeth Blackney is on her 38th day of a hunger strike to get President Barack Obama to pay attention to the plight of the women of the Congo. So far, the White House hasn't noticed. But Blackney is hoping her final few days of the 40-day campaign will catch the...

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