Mashable: With Russia's military knocking on Ukraine's door, President Barack Obama has enacted sanctions aimed at isolating Russia both financially and politically.
Obama issued an executive order aimed at those the administration determines have contributed to the destabilization of Ukraine. The order essentially freezes the U.S.-based assets of responsible parties and denies them access to the country while the military standoff between Russia and Ukraine persists.
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"In a speech that focused primarily on foreign policy on Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) urged the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference to fully embrace the concept of the United States as the only force that can effectively manage the world’s affairs.
Directing his message directly to the young crowd at CPAC, Rubio said:
'If you inherit a world where the Chinese gets to decide who gets to ship products to the South China Sea and all the countries in that region or tributaries to them… If you inherit a world where North Korea can blow up California or the West Coast of the United States with a nuclear weapon… If you inherit a world where Iran can reach the east coast of the United States or can wipe Israel off the face of the earth with a nuclear attack…
If a machine could be created tomorrow with the ability to build a house in half the time, and at half the cost, would you be for it, even if it means less jobs would be available for construction workers, plumbers and painters? Before you answer that, don’t forget that this machine’s existence would also mean cheaper houses for consumers, and jobs for those who build, fix, improve, and sell the machines.
If you were to call the police because an unwanted guest refused to leave your house, you would probably find it strange if the police agreed to help only if they felt you had a good reason for wanting the person gone. Whether or not you are being unreasonable is, of course, irrelevant. In a free society, your home is still your home regardless of the kind of person you are. Why then should we apply different logic when it comes to someone’s business?
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This comment was absolutely the best comment I have read in a long time. Leave it to CBS to put this ignorant shit in my newsfeed.
The first comment says it best!
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Being a presidential frontrunner can be a curse. Just ask Rudy Giuliani, the early GOP favorite in 2008 who failed to score a nomination despite all that hype.
Ditto Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2008 Democratic nomination to the man who currently sits in the Oval Office.
The latest example of this curse: New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie. He was propelled to possible frontrunner status after a resounding re-election victory in November, but is now ensnared in scandals that would jeopardize any White House bid.
Other past frontrunners or co-frontrunners – think John Kerry in 2004, John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012 – ended up capturing their party’s nod. But their victories all turned out to be much harder than expected.
Political observers are divided on this question in advance of this week's Conservative Political Action Conference in the D.C. area -- has Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., emerged as the GOP's 2016 front-runner?
The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza and National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar say yes, especially with the scandals rocking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
Slate's Dave Weigel says no, citing Paul's father's association with some controversial figures and voices.
But here's a middle ground and perhaps a different way to view Paul: He has the potential to be a Howard Dean -- someone promising to change his party's thinking who has the potential to catch fire, but who also has the potential to fizzle out.
By John W. Whitehead | March 03, 2014
The Rutherford Institute
“The First Amendment was intended to secure something more than an exercise in futility.”—Justice John Paul Stevens, dissenting in Minnesota Board for Community Colleges v. Knight (1984)
Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign. That’s what the First Amendment is supposed to be about.
Unfortunately, as I show in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, through a series of carefully crafted legislative steps and politically expedient court rulings, government officials have managed to disembowel this fundamental freedom, rendering it with little more meaning than the right to file a lawsuit against government officials. In fact, if the court rulings handed down in the last week of February 2014 are anything to go by, the First Amendment has, for all intents and purposes, become an exercise in futility.
On February 26, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 9-0 ruling, held that anti-nuclear activist John Denis Apel could be prosecuted for staging a protest on a public road at an Air Force base, free speech claims notwithstanding, because the public road is technically government property.
While Americans are calling Putin a dictator for his actions on Saturday, many of the same Americans are unaware that they live in a nation where wars are often dictated by their President.
As recently as 2011, President Obama committed troops to Libya without Congressional approval. At the time, Libya was not attacking or threatening the United States. Obama made the decision to send troops to Libya due to the pressure put on him from NATO and others.