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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North Korea Figures Out That America’s Leaders are Weak on Hostages

North Korea has just taken a fourth American hostage because Kim Jong-Un has figured out that taking hostage is a very effective way to get U.S. leaders to do what you want. Including the man you would think would be the last person susceptible to this kind of monkey business, President Trump. Note I say U.S. leaders. I’m not convinced average Americans believe we should

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Psaki: Two Hypocrisies in One!

Nice. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki came armed to a briefing this week with a most pathetic dodge to a question that must have been expected about Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak having his charges dropped. More opacity from the openness administration. Meanwhile, as one reporter notes, the democratically elected leader, Mohamed Morsi, rots in jail. Now, I’m certainly not advocating releasing Morsi, a man who would immediately

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Obama to Make Statement on Egypt

This just in: Obama will interrupt his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard to make a statement on Egypt at 10:15 am ET. The move comes as questions began to be raised – including by White House Dossier – about why Obama was continuing with his vacation as if nothing was happening while hundreds were dying in Egypt.

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Obama Vacation Unaffected by Violence in Egypt

UPDATE: Soon after this article was published, the White House announced that Obama would make a statement on the situation in Egypt. ******* The massive bloodshed in Egypt caused barely a ripple in President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation Wednesday, as the president took to the fairways, attended a private cocktail party at the home of a major Democratic donor, and went out for an expensive

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Obama Skirts the Law Again, Won’t Say Egypt had a Coup

The Obama administration has chosen yet again to flout a law it finds inconvenient, deciding not to make a determination about whether Egypt’s military came to power through a coup, a designation that would force the United States to cut off $1.5 billion in annual aid. Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked today for an update on whether the White House has decided that

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White House Hints at Ways for Egypt to Keep Aid it Should Lose

In Washington, a town populated by lawyers and not English professors, words can come to mean strage things. I give you, for example, the Affordable Care Act – AKA Obamacare – which is already making care less affordable. Or the term “sexual relations.” You all remember that one. And so the Obama White House, which makes a specialty of reinterpreting the language of laws to

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Obama Accepts Military Takeover of Egypt

President Obama tonight implicitly accepted the military coup in Egypt, issuing a statement that pointedly fails to call for the military to relinquish power immediately and instead points to a “process” that will over time lead the country to a democratically elected government. Obama’s passive acceptance of the coup is the first positive development in Obama’s policy – if it can be called a policy

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Amid Power Struggle in Egypt, Obama Says Nothing

In stark contrast to his behavior when crowds confronted our ally, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, President Obama is remaining silent today, refusing the weigh in as Egypt’s people and its army seek to overthrow an Islamist leader who, though democratically elected, was headed down the road toward tyranny. During the last days of Mubarak’s regime, Obama got on the phone with the Egyptian leader

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Obama Rejects Intervention by Egypt’s Military

President Obama Monday rejected any effort by the Egyptian military to interfere in the confrontation between Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and the millions of demonstrators opposing him, effectively bucking up the embattled Morsi by telling him the situation should be resolved “through a political process.” In a phone call with Morsi Monday, Obama effectively threw the United States behind an option that would exclude

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Krauthammer: Obama Missing His Chance in Egypt

As he did during Iran’s Green Revolution, President Obama is letting slip an opportunity to dislodge an Islamist regime that will oppose our interests in the Middle East and which ultimately seeks our destruction. Speaking today in Tanzania, Obama suggested that because Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected democratically, the United States needs to sit on the sidelines as Egyptians take to the streets to

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Obama Declines to Call for Morsi to Step Down

President Obama today refused to call for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to step down, despite massive protests against the Muslim Brotherhood-backed leader that appear to exceed those that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. “It’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are,” Obama said today during a press conference in Dar es Salaam. “We do want to make sure all the voices are heard

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