In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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What Happened to the Idea that “Assad’s Days are Numbered?”

Listening to some of President Obama’s declarations about what he plans to do with ISIS, one wonders at the legitimacy of it all, given some of his past pronouncements. The president and his advisors repeatedly told us Syrian President Assad was finished, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, thank you very much. But it turns out that not only is Assad

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Obama Fundraiser Provided PR Boost to Brutal Dictator

President Obama Thursday will walk into a ritzy fundraiser in New York City hosted by a woman whose magazine provided a public relations boost to one of the most ruthless dictators of our century. Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, ran in her magazine a glowing March 2011 tribute to the first lady of Syria, Asma al-Assad. The profile provided a platform for her husband,

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Obama Has it About Right on Syria

What is happening in Syria is an awful thing to behold. And we can act to end it. And we shouldn’t. By refusing to commit U.S. airpower to helping the Syrian rebels, President Obama is making judicious use of the most important resource the world has – the U.S. military. We can’t fight every battle. We can’t overextend ourselves. We have to be ready to

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