Tag: Freedom

Xi Jinping's blueprint suggests the Communist Party will continue to increase its control of the country, with no suggestion that crackdowns on human rights activists would wane.

5 Reasons President Xi’s Speech Shows China Is a Threat to America

Last week China’s President Xi Jinping gave a 3 ½ hour speech at China’s Communist Party Congress. While some American commentators say China is becoming more like the west, Xi declared, on the contrary, that China is rising quickly to world superpower status, capable of challenging the US economically, politically, and, by 2050 militarily, too.

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Michael Caine: I Voted Brexit for ‘Freedom’

Screen legend Michael Caine weighed in on Britain’s decision last year to separate from the European Union, saying his own vote to leave was about “freedom.”

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James Pinkerton: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Are from 1941: We Need New Freedoms in the 21st Century 

1. The Old Four Freedoms

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated his vision of the American social contract, which became known as the “Four Freedoms.” These were, “freedom of speech,” “freedom of worship,” “freedom from want,” and “freedom from fear.” Those big ideas have defined much of the 20th century—and not just in America.

US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Opens Up In Sunday Interview: Cruz ‘Life In Politics Is Over’

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump spoke to Mark Halperin, a host of The Circus — the weekly political program carried on Showtime — about his reflections on the Republican National Convention that ended Thursday in Cleveland, including the controversy surrounding the speech delivered by his rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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Scott Walker: Ted Cruz ‘Has a Real Plan to Grow Jobs and Restore Opportunity’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urges Wisconsin voters to support Sen. Ted Cruz in a new ad that calls Donald Trump’s closest competitor “the only conservative who can beat Hillary Clinton” and a Constitutional conservative candidate with a plan to “challenge the status quo” like Wisconsinites have.

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Rand Paul Says He Is Antithesis to ‘Uncle Bernie’ Sanders

“Is there anybody here from the Leave Me Alone Coalition?” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Monday afternoon at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, where he thanked his staff, volunteers, and supporters for continuing to support his run for the presidency.

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Geller: The West Has Lost the Will to Live

The most basic, primitive honor a nation owes to its dead is to fight to defend itself—to defeat the enemy and win. And yet the West won’t.

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5 Things America Has Lost in Cuba

Today the Obama administration raised the American flag above the U.S. embassy in Cuba. It is unclear what, if anything, the U.S. has won in exchange for normalizing relations with the Castro regime–one of the world’s most oppressive tyrannies. It is clearer what we have lost.

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For the Left, Totalitarianism Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Totalitarianism involves politicizing every corner of life, imbuing even the citizen’s choice of which fast-food chicken sandwich he consumes with political significance. People who would rather not make political statements with their lunch choices are nevertheless forced into the game defensively… because if they don’t play, and play to win, they’re going to wake up one morning and discover they have lost vital freedoms.

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The Nuclear Option: How Should We Honor Our Veterans?

Apparently feeling intellectual, The Washington Post sports department decided to mark Memorial Day this year by pondering a deep thought. “Military tributes at baseball games: True honors or hollow gestures?”

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‘It’s About Freedom’: Tim Donnelly Show Debuts

HESPERIA, California — “Patriot, not politician.” That is the essence of Tim Donnelly, and a maxim to which he has remained loyal since he was elected to the State Assembly six years ago. On Wednesday, family, friends and fans, both old and new, were in no short supply as he officially launched a new stage of his career–his own radio talk show.

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Report: ‘Drastic Decline’ in Freedom of the Press Across the Globe

A new report from the group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) finds that in 2014 freedom of the press saw a “dramatic decline” as wars, terrorism, high-handed security measures, and the rise of radical governing parties have grown all across the globe.

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Truth, Freedom, and Democracy

If there is no way to keep government honest, then it is incumbent upon us to keep it weak. Right now, the U.S. has the worst of both worlds: Strong, yet too often dishonest, government.

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Anti-Islamification Geert Wilders to Face Prosecution

Months after a fiery victory speech, Dutch police have announced they will be prosecuting democratically-elected house of representatives member Geert Wilders for asking his voters whether they wanted to see fewer Moroccans or not in the Northern European country. This