“Democracy … as Good as Christina Imagined It”

January 13, 2011


In his speech to the nation last night memorializing the victims of last Sunday’s massacre in Arizona, President Obama did something that may turn out to be epic.

He is a silver-tongued orator. But it was only yesterday evening that...

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Sister of Human Rights Attorney Detained During Week That Iranian Mullahs Kill 12

December 31, 2009


During this week of uprising that left 12 pro-democracy protestors dead in Iran, the sister of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, a human rights attorney and activist, was detained by the Iranian government because of her sister’s human...

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Iranian Democracy Protestors Await Obama’s Action

December 13, 2009


In this week’s Wall Street Journal, columnist Amir Taheri reports that Iran’s pro-democracy movement is “deepening and growing.”

On Monday, thousands of Iranian students risked their lives and safety to protest the...

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A Few Thoughts on Returning from the UK, and Tribute to Neda, an Iranian Patriot

November 18, 2009

Returning tonight from London, I wanted to get down a few thoughts. Overall, I noticed a few things about media coverage across the pond: the war in Afghanistan is being reported with heavy attention to British soldiers’ fatalities and...

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Iranian Protestors Return to the Fight for Freedom and Ask President Obama to Take a Stand

November 7, 2009

This week tens of thousands of green-clad Iranian protestors resumed their struggle for freedom on the streets of Teheran.

An argument can be made that in remaining silent during the initial days of June’s protests, President Obama...

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American Foreign Policy Council’s Ilan Berman Exhorts the West to Find Its Backbone

October 14, 2009

Ilan Berman’s new book,“Winning the Long War, Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam,” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009) catalogues American successes and failures to defeat radical Islam post-9/11. In its quiet,...

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The Free World Must Unite to Stop Iran’s Mad Mullahs

September 29, 2009

Last week brought the revelation that Iran has an additional secret nuclear enrichment facility inside a mountain near the city of Qum in addition to its much larger enrichment complex at Natanz.

There is now zero doubt that Iran, a country that...

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Iranians and Jews Show Unity Against Ahmadinejad Yesterday Outside the United Nations

September 25, 2009

Yesterday thousands gathered at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza outside the United Nations in New York to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s pledge to destroy Israel, and to show solidarity with Iranian protestors who have faced down...

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Notes from New York on the Eve of the Stand for Freedom in Iran Rally

September 24, 2009

Tomorrow (Thursday September 24), thousands of Iranian-Americans will gather at noon outside the United Nations, in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Second Avenue and 47th Street, to protest the human rights abuses and fraudulent...

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“I Realized I Do Not Fear Death. I Fear My Daughter Will Not Be Free When I Die”

June 19, 2009

Tonight Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal, had some fascinating comments about Iran – its race toward nuclear capability, its connections with North Korea, and the bravery of Iranian people giving...

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