Browsing All posts tagged under »Democracy«

The Road To Ruin In Riots

January 9, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Critics of liberal media bias are often accused of “whataboutism.” We’re accused of diverting everyone’s attention from some conservative or Republican scandal or offense by changing the subject to the media’s performance. After a pro-Trump crowd breached the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee, my friend and former colleague Dan Isett tweeted: […]

Why Democracy And Free Markets Are The Best Antidotes To Pandemics

June 20, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ In a recent article, The Economist provided compelling evidence that “democracies contain epidemics most effectively.” According to the article’s analysis, … most data suggest that political freedom can be a tonic against disease. The Economist has [analyzed] epidemics from 1960 to 2019. Though these outbreaks varied in contagiousness and lethality, […]

Why The US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader

April 12, 2018 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a convincing majority in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Even the day before the election, The Guardian was all too pleased to showcase the left’s apoplexy by running the headline “Hungary’s war on democracy is a war on democracy everywhere.” This has it exactly backward, of course. Liberals […]

Party Of Government Obstructs Governance

February 18, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A brief exchange on leadership perceptions occurred in 1961 between President John F. Kennedy and Iraeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion as they met in New York City. Late to the meeting due to a domestic political issue, Kennedy apologized explaining, “Mr. Prime Minister, you have […]

Crazed Politico Columnist: Trump Turns ‘Failing’ Democracy ‘Into Something Evil’

February 2, 2017 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ Politico’s chief columnist Roger Simon on Wednesday went on an unhinged, hyperbolic rant about Donald Trump in his final contribution for the website. The retiring Simon worried that democracy is “failing” and could turn “into something evil” as the new President ruins the country. Simon hysterically worried, “We live at a […]

Trump Haters Are Attacking Democracy

February 2, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The protests against Donald Trump are so extreme that it’s clear what’s got many on the Left so mad. It’s democracy. They hate it. This is the most frightening thing about the campaign to stop the new US President from doing just what voters elected him to do. We already know the modern […]

Why The Magna Carta Matters

June 21, 2015 by

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By Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Founder of The Heritage Foundation ~ It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietly. “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty,” John Adams, our second president, wrote […]

China Faces Pro-Democracy Uprising In Hong Kong

September 29, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ China could never really be trusted to protect even the limited democracy in Hong Kong, and this confrontation with protesters could become serious: HONG KONG’S leader has appealed for calm and sought to quell fears that the army would be brought in to quash the pro-democracy protests that have brought chaos […]

Democracy In Decline

April 12, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Professor James Allan’s Democracy in Decline can be ordered now: Democracy in Decline charts how democracy is being diluted and restricted in five of the world’s oldest democracies – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. James Allan targets four main, interconnected causes of decline – judicial […]

America’s Fearful Future

June 24, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ It’s a cliché that nations and men repeat the same errors, stumbling into various crisises. The locations may change, but the patterns of history remain. The world is teetering on a new Great Depression. Democracies are at risk. In the 1930s there were an estimated two billion people worldwide. Today there […]

Democracy Can Have a Dark Underbelly

January 29, 2012 by

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By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ As much as I love democracy, Western Liberal Democracy, this institution has a dark side. There are problems with our own American democracy; even more troubling are democracies such as that of Russia, and worse, democracy in the Muslim world. Why is democracy so under assault? Liberal Democracy is a […]

Who Needs Elections Anyways? – The Left’s Distaste for Democracy

October 1, 2011 by

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By Michael Kelsey “We might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.” Really? Writing for the New Republic, Peter Orszag, Obama’s former head of the Office of Management and Budget, suggested that Americans need to transfer much of the operation of government out of the hands of Congress and into […]

The Lawyers Rule

September 30, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba If one looks back over the history of the members of Congress, the occupation that dominates is lawyers. It is reasonable to assume that those in charge of making laws would attract those who practice it to public office. I got to thinking about this while considering the current 112th Congress, one […]

Ted Koppel: Scrap the Notion of Arab ‘Democracy,’ It’s Not Happening Any Time Soon

May 16, 2011 by

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By Tim Graham Former ABC anchor Ted Koppel raised eyebrows when The Washington Post’s Sunday Outlook suggested getting rid of things in a “spring cleaning,” and Koppel said “Democracy.” (Or “Democracy,” in quotation marks, as if that’s less shocking.) Koppel began: “Democracy.” Let’s dump it; toss it on the scrap heap of history. The concept […]

Looking For Democracy

April 6, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba Every time I use the word “democracy” to describe the process by which Americans elect their representatives, someone leaps to their computer to inform me that America is a “republic” and not a democracy. I am well aware of this, but it does not change the process. It got me thinking about […]

Good Versus Evil (Part 2)

August 31, 2008 by

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In yesterday’s Post I mentioned that the results of an independent inquiry found that Australian Commando’s have no case to answer for allegedly mistreating some Taliban fighters captured after an intense and long battle against a numerically larger force. At the online Australian ABC News website in today’s news, there is yet another report calling […]

Help Us Lead Citizens Back to the Barricades!

July 16, 2008 by

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2006: the most corrupt year in decades. In 1st round of criminal charges PA's attorney general says lawmakers in last 4 years ILLEGALLY used our taxes to pay for political campaigns, hired friends for no-work jobs & wrote phony contracts to disguise political work. The cost may reach tens of millions of dollars.

Ride On John McCain’s Straight Talk Express

June 28, 2008 by

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The Straight Talk Express bus has become a symbol of my campaign's openness, honesty & access - true democracy at work. Some of my favorite memories of the campaign so far are of riding on the Straight Talk Express across this great country, enjoying unscripted, spirited conversation about the issues with the press & other passengers.

13 Days to Deadline!

June 10, 2008 by

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by Tim Potts 13 Days to Deadline Six years ago it was obvious that Pennsylvania’s system for drawing the boundaries of legislative districts was broken. Lawsuits sought to toss it, but our ever-compliant Supreme Court once again let legislative leaders mock the plain language of the Constitution, disenfranchising millions of voters and giving PA the […]

How to Measure al Qaeda’s Defeat

June 10, 2008 by

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How to Measure al Qaeda’s Defeat Dr Walid Phares In an article published in the Washington Post on Friday May 30th,CIA Director Michael V. Hayden is quoted as portraying al Qaeda movement as “essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world, including in its […]

Election Correction

May 14, 2008 by

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by Tim Potts In This Edition 42 Days to Deadline Stop Pay-to-Play Politics Stop Taking from Lobbyists 42 Days to Deadline Seven years after disgracing PA with the second most gerrymandered legislative districts in America, lawmakers have just 42 days from today to take the first step toward a system with greater integrity. Click here […]

The Democrats’ Factions – James Madison Warned Us!

April 22, 2008 by

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Are the Democrats’ constituent factions what James Madison warned us about? THE FOUNDATION: POLITICS AND PARTIES “It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued.” –James Madison LIBERTY “James Madison wrote a […]

Jimmy Carter Is Spending Quality Time With Terrorists Again

April 18, 2008 by

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter is spending quality time with terrorists again THE FOUNDATION “It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as […]

Kevin Rudd criticizes the Fire Nation

April 12, 2008 by

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UnNews:Kevin Rudd criticizes the Fire Nation From Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia. This article is part of UnNews, your source for up-to-the-microsecond misinformation. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has spoken out against the Fire Nation’s human rights issues concerning the Air Nomads, stating that “Australians are concerned for the human rights issues in the Air Temples, […]