Cuban Dissidents Still Behind Bars Despite U.S. Deal

Castro regime has not released some political prisoners, recently detained others

Daniel Wiser The Washington Free Beacon 1/5/2014

The status of 53 political prisoners in Cuba remains in limbo despite an agreement with the United States to release them, according to reports.

President Barack Obama announced last month that he was easing travel and commercial […]

China Quashes Democracy in Hong Kong

Ruling allows Beijing to still control nomination process for city’s top leader

Daniel Wiser The Washington Free Beacon 8/31/2014

China’s legislature on Sunday denied fully democratic elections to Hong Kong in a move that could spark mass protests in the city’s streets.

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee ruled that nominees for Hong Kong’s chief […]

Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine; Putin Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries

Daniel Halper The Weekly Standard 3/1/2014

A White House official emailed some reporters to say that President Obama’s team met today to discuss the ongoing situation on Ukraine. It appears President Obama did not attend.

“The President’s national security team met today to receive an update on the situation in Ukraine and discuss potential policy […]

Mandela Crashes Obama Johannesburg Appearance

Everyone wants to bask in Obama’s sunshine, even the deceased.

Opiate of the People The People’s Cube 12/10/2013

 

 

 

 

An international incident was touched off yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa when a good-will appearance by President Obama was interrupted by an impromptu funeral.

Mr. Obama was generously posing for souvenir pictures […]

How Lou Reed Inspired Anti-Communist Revolutionaries and the Rest of Us

Matt Welch Reason Magazine 10/27/2013

Since Lou Reed’s influence was exponentially bigger, and his personality occasionally much smaller than, his music, it’s worth remembering why the late Velvet Underground singer/songwriter was deservedly famous in the first place. Jesse Walker posts some of the evidence below, to which I would add that the span of decades […]

Obama’s Treasury Dept. Trying to Chill Anti-Mullah Group here in America

Ed Lasky American Thinker 3/10/2012

Guy Taylor of the Washington Times reports that Barack Obama’s Treasury Department is investigating former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell over fees he received for speaking up on behalf of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) group. This is a group that is composed of opponents of the Iranian regime. This group’s supporters […]