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Egypt’s Revolution Turns Again

July 1, 2013

The Arab Spring, which is still bloodying the Mideast, continues in Egypt.  In early 2011, the Mubarak regime capitulated to angry crowds (and Washington pressure) with relatively little blood as the military took over to maintain stability.  After initial passions subsided, the military yielded to popular elections, which brought the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood to power, [...]

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Talking with Taliban and Syrian Rebels Evoke Shades of the Cold War

June 18, 2013

In our not-too-distant past, America clearly stood for freedom and free markets around the world, as those concepts were in our best political and economic interests. Then the Cold War came and we had to do business with sketchy people in order to out-maneuver even more sketchy people bent on world domination.  Yet, we promoted [...]

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Egypt Still in Flux

June 14, 2012

Democracy in Egypt, huh?  Not quite yet. After months of trying to get a popularly-elected parliament organized, Egyptians faced a complication earlier today.  Egypt’s clearly Jeffersonian-sounding “Supreme Council of the Armed Forces” ruled that nearly 1/3 of the seats in parliament were invalid! Coincidentally, their presidential election run-off is only a few days away and [...]

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Air Strikes Against Libya

March 20, 2011

About a month after the slaughter began in Libya by dictator Muammar Qaddafi against anti-government factions, the UN finally decided to take some meaningful action last Thursday evening allowing a no-fly zone to be put into place.  So, yesterday American and British forces shot 114 tomahawk missiles at strategic locations in Libya in order to [...]

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Libya: The Next Domino

February 21, 2011

The chaos enveloping the Middle East is approaching the breaking point in Libya.  Libyan dictator and retro-fashionista Muamar Qaddafi (or Gadhafi or Gaddafi), their leader since a 1969 coup overthrew a monarch, may have fled the country and is possibly en route to Venezuela, leaving his son behind who promises to fight “until the last [...]

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The Negation of Democracy

August 16, 2010

I came across a fascinating blog post this morning over at Patterico’s Pontifications entitled What Can Be Done About the Increasing Worthlessness of Your Vote? The main point of the article was that multiple factors are in play that are making the individual citizen’s vote increasingly worthless, turning a functioning Democratic Republic into more of [...]

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