dictators

How Cultural Revolutions Die — or Not

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What burns out these cultural upheavals is that today’s revolutionary can be denounced as tomorrow’s sell-out. There is one caveat. Sometimes cultural revolutions don’t die out — if they are hijacked by a thug or killer. The National Socialist movement was an irrelevant nihilist mob of crazies until Adolf Hitler turned it into his personal genocidal cult. The present madness will wane like a virus, as it eats its own and terrifies its sympathizers that they may be next — unless, of course, a would-be Napoleon uses a “whiff of grapeshot” and turns the mob into his personal cult. It hasn't happened.

Sudden Media Anger Over Happy Talk to Dictators

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, Investor's Business Daily

It's good for journalists in free countries to question leaders about their commitment to advocating human rights instead of pragmatically enabling dictators. Unfortunately, our media display a reflexive habit of questioning only Republican presidents. The Carters, the Clintons and the Obamas skate free.

Cruz:O's Ignoring Laws Is Dictatorial

Real Clear Politics Staff

"One of the most disturbing aspects of the Obama presidency is the willingness of this president to disregard the law, to ignore the law," Ted Cruz stated. "If it’s [Obamacare] the law of the land, the president shouldn't keep ignoring the law."

Finally, Common Sense on Egypt Aid

Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Times

Paul is heartened that both parties are hesitating to send more money into the unstable situation.