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"Ironically, three years after the uprisings began, the Obama administration has ended up embracing a narrow, security-focused approach to the Arab Spring, something that Obama often criticized his predecessors for doing. To be sure, many of the region’s continuing security problems, particularly in Iraq, are a result of the Bush administration’s disastrous policies. However, it is also worth noting that President Bush acknowledged the existence of a “tyranny-terror” link—the notion that the root causes of extremism and terrorism can be found in the region’s enduring lack of democracy. Those claims are no less relevant today."

Obama administration fails to answer to internal strife in the Middle East

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REALISM.

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thenewrepublic:

The “brocialist” is generally a good leftist. His heart is probably in the right place. But he has a gigantic blind spot when it comes to women, one that is both political (he is not sensitive to feminist concerns) and personal (he can be a pig).

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izzylobo:

What did those plutocrats think was going to happen? 

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evanfleischer said: It *might* be a ploy to break into the Chinese markets. For what it’s worth. (No FAA, no USPS, no roads, etc.)

i’m kind of terrified right now. 

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Amazon’s PrimeAir drone.

This is a really, really sick joke.

Amazon’s PrimeAir drone.

This is a really, really sick joke.

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brutereason:

Y’all should go fix this.

It’s working!!!!!!!

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Watch live!

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nationalpost:

Outrage after India’s top policeman Ranjit Sinha says ‘if you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it’
India’s top police official apologized Wednesday for saying, “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it,” a remark that has outraged women across the country.
Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the remark Tuesday during a conference about illegal sports betting and the need to legalize gambling. The CBI, the country’s premier investigative agency, is India’s equivalent of the FBI.
“If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying, ’If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it,”’ he said. (Photo: AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File)

goodbye.

nationalpost:

Outrage after India’s top policeman Ranjit Sinha says ‘if you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it’

India’s top police official apologized Wednesday for saying, “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it,” a remark that has outraged women across the country.

Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the remark Tuesday during a conference about illegal sports betting and the need to legalize gambling. The CBI, the country’s premier investigative agency, is India’s equivalent of the FBI.

“If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying, ’If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it,”’ he said. (Photo: AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File)

goodbye.

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Reunion.

My grandfather had the exact same story. Too adorable!