April 9, 2012

Freedom Is Low on Obama's Agenda

Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

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More than three years into his term, it is clear the president does not place a high priority on the promotion of freedom.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Democracy


April 3, 2012
'Democracy Promotion' Is Arrogant Meddling
Robert Merry, Nat'l Interest
The Times reports that the United Arab Emirates has shut down the offices of the National Democratic Institute, a nonprofit U.S. agency whose mission is to promote democracy around the globe. The NDI is often called an NGO, short... more ››
March 27, 2012
Africa Still Inching Toward Democracy
Adam Nossiter, New York Times
After 50 years of independence, the path to democracy does not follow an obvious, straight line in this region, just as it did not in the West—the model for most citizens here—where it was centuries in the making. That is the... more ››
Consider the last three two-term presidents:  Reagan, Clinton, and Bush 43.  I'll grant this is a very small sample, but bear with me.  Did their second-term policies look different from their first-term? You bectha. more ››
March 27, 2012
Obama's Foreign Policy 'Etch-a-Sketch Moment'
Benny Avni, NY Post
President Obama’s chummy open-mic exchange with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev yesterday sounded very much like his foreign-policy Etch A Sketch moment. more ››
March 28, 2012
Prepare for a New Era of Oil Shocks
Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Oil prices are up. Barack Obama is to blame. Drilling in the US is the solution. This is the mantra from the president’s opponents. All presidents tend to get the blame for high fuel prices. But with the price of gasoline... more ››