Obama should follow Bush’s successful Latin policies

U.S. foreign policy is about more than confronting immediate dangers. It’s also about promoting American values of freedom, democracy and human rights over the long term because we believe those values create the path for more peace and prosperity – not just at home but around the […]

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Letter from Washington / A Shallow State of War: Reflections From An Un-Serious Nation

In mid-April, Rep. Sue Myrick, a soft-spoken Republican from Charlotte, North Carolina, sought to shake her nation from its slumbers, announcing a 10-point “Wake Up America” agenda “to alert, and educate, Americans to terrorist threats here at home posed by radical Islamic extremists.” Save a few conservative […]

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Carter’s kow-towing to terrorists blocks path to peace

Appearing recently on al-Jazeera TV, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal made clear why he is pursuing a truce with Israel, and why anyone interested in a permanent Arab-Israeli peace should not be encouraged. “People should not assume that in the management of this conflict, we are moving from […]

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Democrats should ratify Colombia trade deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent decision to kill the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, at least for now, sacrifices an issue of enormous national strategic importance at the altar of the bitter partisan politics that have become all too common in today’s Washington. She would be well-advised to […]

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Is Hugo Chavez a Threat to Stability of Latin America? Yes: Venezuelan wreaks havoc throughout region

After Colombia bombed a FARC camp early last month, killing a key leader and 20 followers of the notorious terrorist group, Colombian officials said a computer they found at the site showed that FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) had recently received $300 million from Venezuela’s Hugo […]

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