By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A 31-year-old U.S. citizen, whose questionable death in June is believed by authorities in Singapore to have been a suicide, had defensive wounds on his body and hands and had tried unsuccessfully to slip his fingers under a garrote that had been wrapped tightly around his neck to end his life, his family says.
Diplomats, with the exalted titles of "excellency and plenipotentiary," do not really learn the ways of Washington until they have dinner with Esther Coppersmith.
Asian nations will resist any U.S. attempts to block the rise of China, as Washington pursues a new strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Singapore's former ambassador in Washington.
Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirpuri noted he had heard about Mrs. Coopersmith's power dinners since he and his wife, Gouri, arrived in town six months ago.
"You have a confusing political system," he said. "There's a lot to learn about politics here."