“If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist”

While delegates to the GOP convention were congratulating themselves for their candidate’s tough stand against terrorism, the Bush administration was creating an international incident—little publicized in the United States—by harboring a notorious group of international terrorists on U.S. soil. Earlier this month, three anti-Castro Cuban exiles flew to Miami from Panama after serving four years … Continue reading ““If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist””

Taiwan’s Independence Gambit

A few days ago, Taiwan Premier Yu Shyi-kun spoke with think tank scholars at a breakfast gathering in New York. When the conversation turned to China, the Premier was solemn: “If the United States can help overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein to establish democracy in Iraq, why doesn’t Washington treasure Taiwan’s democracy more?” His … Continue reading “Taiwan’s Independence Gambit”

The Revolution of 1800 and the USA PATRIOT Act

In this election year, there are significant parallels between the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. Enacted in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the PATRIOT Act has augmented the power of federal authorities to pry into the affairs of innocent Americans. In the summer of 1798, … Continue reading “The Revolution of 1800 and the USA PATRIOT Act”