Sunday Show Round Up

Putin discusses Olympic security as the Sochi games near

Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly assured on Sunday that Sochi will be safe for the 2014 Olympic games, despite recent concerns over terrorist activity.

Review: ‘Dancing With the Devil’ By Michael Rubin

Strengthening America’s enemies by endlessly talking to them

In Dancing with the Devil, Michael Rubin of the American Enterprise Institute details the failures of diplomacy with rogue regimes that have weakened global peace prospects and strengthened America’s enemies. What is a rogue regime? These are governments that do not follow the norms of global diplomacy, seek nuclear proliferation, sponsor terrorism, and pose a threat to America and her allies. Rubin’s book is a historical study of U.S. diplomatic engagement of Iran, North Korea, Libya, the Taliban, Pakistan, Iraq, and terrorist groups such as the PLO, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Engagement failed in each case.

Wasserman Schultz Ducks Iran Sanctions Questions

DNC chair opposes new sanctions, but won’t answer questions

ORLANDO/FT. LAUDERDALE—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) continued to evade questions about her efforts to block new Iran sanctions legislation in Congress when asked today about the issue during multiple public appearances on Saturday in Florida. Wasserman Schultz fled from a Washington Free Beacon reporter on two separate occasions when asked to explain her stance on new Iran sanction, which the lawmaker is reported to be lobbying against behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.

Gawker Got Literally Everything Wrong About Florida’s New Warning Shots Bill

Families Against Mandatory Minimums, not the NRA, helped craft bill

The viral content blog Gawker published an article Friday headlined: “The NRA Literally Wrote Florida’s New Bill to Legalize Warning Shots.” However, a brief investigation by the Free Beacon revealed that the NRA literally did not write Florida’s new bill to legalize warning shots.

America’s Moral Foundation

Review of Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning

Pro-life and pro-abortion protestors in front of the Supreme CourtThe Civil War was a turning point in the moral history of the United States. Previously the country had tolerated slavery, a direct affront to the founding proposition, contained in the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” The Civil War purged this moral blight from the country by ending the enslavement of some men by others.