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The Domino Delusion

Hillary Clintonby Jacob G. Hornberger

When U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently visited Laos as part of a U.S. government “friendship” mission to counteract the rising influence of China, she inadvertently reminded the American people of some of the horrors of U.S. foreign policy in that part of the world.

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The Care Less Party

ann-romneyAll of America should drop to its knees and thank the GOP for providing us with replacement fireworks. As you undoubtedly are aware, cities all over the country this year were forced to cancel Fourth of July festivities due to fear of fire, glitchy computers and twitchy bureaucrats. Like there’s another kind.

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Opposing Imperialism Isn’t Isolationism

Ron PaulWhen pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and they know it.

They know it? How could they not? Ron Paul is for unilateral, unconditional free trade. He believes any American should be perfectly free to buy from or sell to any person in the world. In that sense — the laissez-faire sense — he favors globalization, which, applied consistently, would require a worldwide free market. He’s such a strong advocate of free trade that he objects when the world’s governments, led by the U.S. government, set up international bureaucracies, such as the World Trade Organization, to manage trade. He thinks trade should be a totally private matter. That’s a solid classical-liberal, or libertarian, position.

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Hillary Clinton’s Trip to Egypt

clinton-morsiby Jacob G. Hornberger

During her trip to Egypt over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pelted by tomatoes, shoes, and chants of “Monica, Monica, Monica” from Egyptian protestors. Playing the role of the innocent as she met with the head of Egypt’s military council and Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohamed Morsy, Clinton pointed out that the United States doesn’t take sides in Egypt’s internal politics.

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Criminalizing Dissent in Israel

DissentNetanyahu's government is its most extremist ever. Fundamental freedoms are threatened.

Repressive Knesset bills target speech, assembly, association, and the right to dissent.

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