John McCain warns "suppressing free speech" is how dictators "get started"

McCain brought up the issue of dictators on 'Meet the Press' when asked about Trump's Twitter threats to the media.

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Good News: The World Is More Democratic Than Ever

An economist at Oxford University has gathered the data, and it's official.
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Muslim Brotherhood Deserved to Be Ousted, But Not Like This

Egypt's President Morsi has been removed from office in a military coup. But Egyptians and the world should be very suspicious of the army's intentions.
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Tamarod Protests: Is Egypt Ready For Its Second Revolution In 2 Years?

Millions of people have signed onto the Tamarod campaign to force Mohammed Morsi from office. But if Egypt just replaces its leader without making systemic changes, it will be back to square one.
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Vatican City Confidential: Inside the World's Smallest Dictatorship

While media attention is focused on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the harsh conditions of the pope's subjects have been ignored.

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Egypt in Turmoil: President Morsi Fires Military Leadership in Muslim Brotherhood Shakeup

Morsi's recent sacking of two military officials may prove to be a double-edged sword.
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Why Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have it All Wrong

Protest has become the new rage to force change in America, but a more sensible approach would be to petition Congress the old-fashioned way.
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Egyptian Police Raid Pro-Democracy Groups: Should U.S. Cut Aid to Egypt?

As Egyptian police raid pro-democracy organizations, questions swirl over if America's $1.3 billion in aid to the country is being used to support authoritarianism.
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America's Hypocrisy With Dictators

The Arab Spring calls into question the American foreign policy of supporting dictatorships in the name of stability.