Right Turn: human rights


Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/14/2014

The moral depravity of our Syria policy

Samantha Power spins our atrocious Syria policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014

The key to Hillary Clinton’s success

The former secretary of state yucks it up with Putin’s victims.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, human rights, Russia

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Another refugee tragedy under the nose of the U.N.

A human rights tragedy in northern Africa gets little notice.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, United Nations, Western Sahara

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Obama’s blatant rewrite of his Syrian debacle

President Obama’s fictional account of a “false notion” about U.S. inaction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Institutional failure and character flaws

Why the Obama administration is worse than most.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Obama second term, Obamacare

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Kerry won’t call what is happening in Syria ‘genocide’

The administration won’t even threaten to send Assad to the Hague.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Our next president must be the anti-Obama

How to undo the Obama years.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, human rights, National Security, Russia

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Rand Paul defends Putin, earns scorn from the right

Sen. Rand Paul defended Bashar al-Assad and now Putin.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Russia, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Lend Venezuelans a hand

Couldn’t the president do more for Venezuela?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Venezuela

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Free Tom Malinowski

The Senate should spring a key human rights nominee.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:10 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Senate

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014

If we could ask Hillary Clinton anything. . .

It’s about time she answers them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:52 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Hillary Clinton, human rights

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Taking the gold for foreign policy cluelessness

The Ukrainians identified the appalling hypocrisy that the Games now represent.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, human rights, Russia

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/20/2014

It’s a Putin problem

Putin bullies Ukraine, Ukraines kills it people and Obama mouths platitudes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Putin bests Obama now in Ukraine

Kiev burns, Putin bullies and the U.S. jawbones.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Syria will haunt the president and his advisers

Obama et. al should be haunted by Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/13/2014

The administration’s pathetic defense of Syria policy

It’s impossible to defend the White House on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sen. John McCain, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Frustrated over Syria

President Obama bellyaches about his own failed policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Olympic ironies

Putin’s Olympics turn into a Soviet flashback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:21 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Russia, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Oxfam defends, NGO Monitor dissects

Oxfam’s excuses don’t fly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BDS, human rights, Israel

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2014

No bobsledding, thank you

We can reject a dictator’s propaganda show.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Olympics

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

An entirely foreseeable impasse on Syria

Syrian negotiations have predictably failed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Maybe Spain instead?

The State Department explains how dreadful Sochi really is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Olympic games, Russia, Sochi games

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/24/2014

You got some nerve, Madame Ambassador

Samantha Power: Witness to genocide.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/23/2014

American leadership matters

Successful foreign policy requires consistent U.S. leadership.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, human rights

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Cutting money for the oppressed

The president slashes human rights funding.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, human rights

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Walking a fine line in Egypt

Senate sanctions on Egypt must not send Egypt over the brink or into Putin’s arms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, human rights, Middle East

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Obama gets Sochi right

President Obama gets it right on the Sochi Winter Olympics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sochi Olympics, Winter Olympics

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/17/2013

We will miss Frank Wolf in the House

The Virginia congressman will be missed in Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Rep. Frank Wolf

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Handshakes and human rights

Human rights neglect, not handshakes, are Obama’s failing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, human rights, Ukraine

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Obama and Congress should boycott the Winter Olympics

Political leaders can make a small but important statement about Russian human rights abuses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Distinguished pols of the week

Who stood out from the crowd?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distinguished pol of the week, human rights

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Nelson Mandela: An example

Nelson Mandela is an example of the universal application of human rights.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:19 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Nelson Mandela

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Shame on you, ambassador

Does the ambassador sleep well at night?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Obama: The missing man in foreign policy

President Obama doesn’t appear to be running much of anything.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, human rights

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Things liberals got wrong about foreign policy

Never have so many liberals been so wrong about so many important things.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, human rights, Iran, Israel, National Security, WNMD's

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Doubling down on Syria hypocrisy

The administration’s hypocrisy on Syria is jaw-dropping.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Arab women: The key to Middle East progress?

Women’s right are the predicate to progress in the Middle East, but also benefit from revived economies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, human rights, Morocco, North Africa

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Hats off to Samantha Power

Samantha Power stands up to Russia and the United Nations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

No to gas masks

Why did we refuse to provide gas masks to Syrians?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

No way to run a war

It's not up to the Syrian rebels to enforce civilized conduct.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Critics of half-measures in Syria: Obama’s pathetic

The president is morally and strategically adrift when it comes to Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/25/2013

The gruesome repudiation of 'leading from behind'

The president's intellectual and moral confusion over Syria is "troublesome."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, national securiy, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Change Syria policy

The administration can't repeat its stalling tactics and countenance mass deaths from WMDs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syra, WMD's

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013

You're wrong, and you're wrong on Egypt

We cannot be accessories to mass murder.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, human rights, Middle East

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Just don't go to Sochi

Human rights supporters should not sit idly by as the Sochi games go forward.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sochi Olympics

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Obama vs. Bush

President Obama is nothing like his predecessor.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foriegn policy, human rights, National Security

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Support human rights, punish Sochi sponsors

Russia's egregious human rights record requires an Olympian response.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Olympics

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Iran: Missed opportunities and false hope

Iran has learned to manipulate the West while we have failed to act decisively against the mullahs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Iran, nuclear proliferation

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/18/2013

In praise of the world's policeman

Samantha Power should defend the world's only policeman.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, United Nations

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Egypt comes full circle

Egypt's political system is reverting to form, with an alienated and violent Muslim Brotherhood convinced democracy is a sham.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, human rights

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013

First the coup, then the crackdown

The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood by the new military government of Egypt spells trouble for U.S.-Egypt relations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, human rights

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 07/03/2013

That was quick -- Morsi's out

The army executes a coup, but now what?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:30 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, human rights

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Morsi's time limited?

If Morsi goes, it matters less who follows than how they behave.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, human rights

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/20/2013

A man without a country, a test for the West

The humanitarian and developmental challenges in North Africa are daunting, as a Moroccan delegation told me this week.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, human rights, Morocco, Western Sahara

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Syria slaughter: When is it too much?

Syrian slaughter goes on and on and on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Rand Paul might not understand his own policies

Senator's chief of staff objects to his boss being called out on policy confusion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, National Security Syria, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Egyptian kangaroo court convicts 16 Americans, Kerry 'deeply concerned'

The Morsi government convicted 43 nongovernmental workers and all the Obama administration can do is express "deep concern."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, human rights, John Kerry

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/07/2013

'Never again' should we condone preening on 'atrocities prevention'

President Obama's 'atrocities prevention board' is a cruel hoax for which human rights activists should take him to task.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elie Wiesel, human rights, Syria

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013

What did Hillary Clinton really do for oppressed women?

Hillary Clinton poses as the great defender of women of the world, but when the chips were down she did little to prevent their suffering.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, human rights, women's rights

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Egypt teeters

The Muslim Brotherhood government is failing politically and economically.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Egypt, Foreign policy, human rights, Middle East

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Russian protesters tell us about the real Putin

How different is Putin’s Russia from the former Soviet Union?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights