As red-hot campaign rhetoric intensifies, the North Koreans are taking notes

As red-hot campaign rhetoric intensifies, the North Koreans are taking notes

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― The venom of opposing forces in the U.S. presidential campaign inspires comparison to the rhetoric of Kim Jong-un and his propaganda machine. Insults, accusations, and lies are common currency of the opposing candidates. Having just watched the hyper speech-making that accompanied the nomination of Donald Trump at […]

Why racial bigotry has gotten worse: The yawning gap between Obama and the African American community

Why racial bigotry has gotten worse: The yawning gap between Obama and the African American community

ISpecial to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There was a general expectation among Americans that the election of a president with a black face would improve race relations, a continuing and profound anomaly in the freest of nations. There was even a suggestion that particularly in the academic and media communities that hope was one […]

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sense NATO has been a victim of its own success. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the Atlantic Alliance, has rested on its post Cold War laurels and the afterglow of the fall of the Berlin Wall and political freedom throughout […]

Letter from London: A lady warns Britain faces tougher challenges than Brexit angst

Letter from London: A lady warns Britain faces tougher challenges than Brexit angst

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk LONDON ― Here in the eye of Typhoon Brexit, the hot air, internet and print media reverberate with the shockwaves of what is seen as the End of Britain as we know it or a tempest in a teapot. The roar of the storm is such that it can […]

A sad day for James Comey, the FBI and the United States of America

A sad day for James Comey, the FBI and the United States of America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders For almost 150 years, the United States avoided having a national police force. The Founders, for the most, had eschewed the whole issue when under pressure from Thomas Jefferson and his Virginia constitutions adopted that colony’s Bill of Rights as the first amendments to the federal constitution. The […]

Musical chairs at UN Security Council as world faces ’40 conflicts and 11 full blown wars’

Musical chairs at UN Security Council as world faces ’40 conflicts and 11 full blown wars’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The annual round of musical chairs in the UN Security Council came early this year as elections for five new non-permanent members to the fifteen member council were held as to give prospective countries more time to prepare for their two-year tenure beginning in January. […]

Brexit comes as a shock depending on which Brits you talk to

Brexit comes as a shock depending on which Brits you talk to

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We’ve been reading for so long about Britain’s economic troubles, the social system and the culture intertwined with the country’s slow, not always graceful, decline, that the British exit from the European Union comes as less than a shock. Or if it is a shock, that’s because […]

The die is cast: Brexit will revive the ‘Special Relationship’ and sink the Eurocracy

The die is cast: Brexit will revive the ‘Special Relationship’ and sink the Eurocracy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Back in 1887 the famous poet and storyteller Oscar Wilde quipped: ‘We [English] have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language’. We got another example of this malediction in the blah-blah-blah which has attended Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. What is most […]

The Iran-Boeing deal: Business as usual with a state sponsor of terrorism

The Iran-Boeing deal: Business as usual with a state sponsor of terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s a deal! The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to buy 100 American made Boeing civilian airliners for a price tag near $25 billion. The sale which has been quietly in the works for some months now, can be directly linked to last Summer’s […]

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TORONTO — A drive across the American continent takes you through a strange land where the airwaves are full of personal invective mingled with expert analysis of what’s an automatic weapon or semi-automatic or plain old-fashioned pistol or rifle. Say what you want about the political charges and counter-charges […]

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