The Shape of Politics to Come

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Top political minds discuss conservative ideas that could define the future at the West Coast Retreat.

Are We Smart Enough for Democracy?

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The people vs. the technocrats.

The Iranian Hostage Crisis: 34 Years Later

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The Islamic Republic of Iran’s chilling commemoration of the occasion.

America’s Endless Search for a ‘Moderate’ Iranian President

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Clinging to mirages.

Hassan Rouhani: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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The centrifuges keep spinning while the West keeps deluding itself.

Iran’s Hope for an ‘Islamic Awakening’ in Egypt

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The dangerous power vacuum left by an absence of U.S. leadership.

Obama Meets Dalai Lama, and China Is Quick to Protest

WASHINGTON — President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Thursday, welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to the White House for a low-profile meeting that nonetheless raised the hackles of China. The two men spoke about democracy, human rights and the need to preserve Tibet’s religious identity and culture — all issues that, predictably, […]

John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute

Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

Praying for Socialized Medicine

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As Obamacare implodes, the religious Left has a meltdown.

Unrest in Iran: The Vindication of George W. Bush – by Larry Elder

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How the Iraq War emboldened Iran’s democratic dissidents.