William McGurn: Obama Puts the Dis in Dissident – WSJ.com


Here’s a timely New Year’s resolution the president might do well to deliver to his National Security Council: “When it comes to nasty regimes that brutalize their people, we will never again forget that the most powerful weapon in a president’s arsenal is a White House photo-op.”The December headlines remind us that we have no […]

Feel the Need to Express Your Political Views? In China, that Will Get You Serious Jail Time.


Liu Xiaobo lives under the repressive communist Chinese system. Liu Xiaobo is going to jail. His crime? He’s a blogger who dared to call for basic freedoms in China. For that act, Liu has earned himself an 11-year sentence, and unfortunately for Liu, in the Chinese penal system that means hard labor.
Let’s have another communist [...]

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