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Deep Hypocrisy on Cuba and Egypt

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In an editorial last Saturday calling for the lifting of the U.S. government’s ban on travel to Cuba, the New York Times pointed out two things that reflect the warped thinking and deep hypocrisy that have long characterized U.S. foreign policy.

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Why the sudden concern for Central Asia rights abuses?

Central Asia rights abuses

by Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh

In post-Ukraine mode, the European Union and United States are sharpening their efforts to address the human rights situation in Central Asia as the region becomes a new front-line in the fight against militant Islamism and a new border for the rivalry between Russia and the West in their new Cold War games. The US and its allies are changing their policy on Central Asia as Russia begins to close the doors.

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WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents

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The more we learn about the secret workings of despotic regimes and faux democracies like America, Britain and Israel among others, the better we understand how they extrajudicially serve powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones.

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Charleston Murders Commonplace in Middle East

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President Obama was, of course, right to denounce the massacre in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston and to call for an end  to such violence.

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Another Silly Stab at Libertarianism

Rand Paul

The problem with responding to Alan Wolfe’s feeble attempt to critique libertarianism is that one might appear to be defending the particular people he targets: namely, Rand Paul and Ayn Rand. (Rand Paul was not named after Ayn Rand. At least Wolfe avoided that error.) I want to defend the libertarian philosophy without defending Rand Paul or Ayn Rand because:

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