Reports have it that the two golfed 18 holes together on Sunday. We don't know what they talked about. Perhaps they shared their thoughts on the beauties of authoritarianism. It's so much easier to get things done when you've eliminated all opposition.
Michael Barone points out that the Left isn't fond of dissent:
I would submit that the president's call for an end to "bickering" and the charges of racism by some of his supporters are the natural reflex of people who are not used to hearing people disagree with them and who are determined to shut them up.Read the rest.
The Obama administration is acting on its distaste for the messiness of liberty in its treatment of Honduras. Mary O'Grady writes in today's WSJ:
But it may be that Americans should be even more concerned about the heavy-handedness, without legal justification, emanating from the executive branch in Washington. What does it say about Mr. Obama's respect for the separation of powers that he would instruct Mrs. Clinton to punish an independent court because it did not issue the ruling he wanted?RTR.
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Since the U.S. already had yanked the visa of the 15th member of the court, the one who signed the arrest warrant for Mr. Zelaya, this action completed Mrs. Clinton's assault on the independence of a foreign democracy's highest court. The lesson, presumably, is that judges in small foreign nations are required to accept America's interpretation of their own laws.
Thousands of readers have written to me asking how all this can happen in the U.S., where democratic principles have been recognized since the nation's founding. Many readers have written that they are "ashamed" of the U.S. and have asked, in effect, "How can I help Honduras?" A more pertinent question may turn out to be, how can they help their own country?
Linked at Michelle Malkin (buzzworthy)
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