Sunday, October 26, 2014

To address issues of international violence, first abolish the death penalty domestically

Execution of Woman in Iran

The United States usually ranks in the top five nations using the death penalty. This is the company that we keep...

An open internet is crucial to the interests of the free world

  • WSJ -- The UN Trumps Silicon Valley

    "By lobbying for ‘net neutrality’ regulations, big technology companies pave the way for authoritarian governments to censor the Internet."

  • -- Secretary Pritzker’s address to ICANN 51

    "The themes of the growing importance of Internet Governance and the U.S. government's steadfast commitment to defense of the multistakeholder model, as well as the connection between maintenance of an open Internet and fostering free speech and economic growth, were key elements of Secretary Pritzker's address..."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Complicated Vacuum and Turmoil in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Challenge of ISIS

  • Thomas Freidman -- International New York Times
    I.S. = Invasive Species

    "Today, ISIS — the foreigners and locals together — is putting pressure on all of Iraq’s and Syria’s native species with the avowed goal of reducing the diversity of these once polycultural societies and turning them into bleak, dark, jihadist, Sunni fundamentalist monocultures."

  • Charles Krathammar -- National Review
    Erdogan’s Double Game - Our “ally” Turkey supports jihadists while joining the U.S.-led coalition against them.

    "No one can match Stalin for merciless cynicism, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is offering a determined echo by ordering Turkish tanks massed on the Syrian border, within sight of the besieged Syrian town of Kobani, to sit and do nothing."

Friday, October 3, 2014

Israel and Palestinian Authority UN Speeches

Will We Hoist Ourselves On Our Own Petard