Apparently, the Texas attorney general wants to arrest election monitors dispatched by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the election in the USA. This is ignorant. It's also dangerous.
Ever since The Hill reported on Tuesday that a small contingent of election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were invited to observe elections in a few precincts in the USA, a certain cadre of folk have sought to fear monger about the UN interfering in the US elections.
Compared to domestic economic issues, foreign policy has played a relatively muted role in this campaign, with the notable exception of the politicization of the September 11 attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi. However, American voters really do care about foreign policy.
The United Nations is mentioned several times in the Democratic National Convention's official party platform. An annotated explanation of where it's mentioned and why.
UN Dispatch will be in Charlotte this week for the Democratic National Convention. If you are in town for the confab, UN Dispatch would like to cordially invite you for a pint.
Last week, delegates to the Republican National Committee went line-for-line through the GOP party platform. CSPAN recorded the whole thing. When it came to foreign assistance, the GOP establishment is not willing to let radical proposals undermine one basic tool of American foreign policy.
Word is that the front man of the heavy metal band Megadeth has endorsed the religiously conservative Rick Santorum's presidential bid. You can't blame a candidate for the people that endorse him so this post is not about Rick Santorum. It is about front man Dave Mustaine.
If John Bolton is Secretary of State, who will reign in John Bolton?