As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the carnage against civilians continues across Syria, there’ a compelling humanitarian case for international intervention to stop the violence which has killed more than 10,000 civilians. Yet, what started as a political uprising against the authoritarian rule of Bashar Assad sixteen months ago, has morphed into a complex […]

Wedding Crasher-in-Chief: Brides as campaign cash cows

Wedding Crasher-in-Chief: Brides as campaign cash cows

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama was so flush with campaign loot four years ago that he wouldn’t even take the government’s money. He was confident that he could play the dairy farmer and milk Democratic cows on his own. He was right. There were cash cows aplenty. But that was then and this is now, and […]

Grounds for American optimism in times that require courage

Grounds for American optimism in times that require courage

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] “A policy of strategic ambiguity” is a striped-pants way of saying “keep your opponent guessing”. It can also be a Foggy Bottom euphemism for lack of policy or not knowing what to do in a difficult situation. It has the advantage of keeping your opponent off balance, never quite […]

Hot air about the Falkland Islands reaches the UN

Hot air about the Falkland Islands reaches the UN

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Falkland Island Road Show has come to the United Nations, with all the political trappings of drama, hyper-nationalism, and self-righteous moralizing. The focus remains on the future of this windswept British territory in the South Atlantic claimed by, and also once invaded by, neighboring Argentina. Now thirty years […]

Memories of lost souls befriended: American communists stranded in the USSR

Memories of lost souls befriended: American communists stranded in the USSR

Lev Navrozov While surfing the Russian Internet the other day, I came upon the Snob site (www.snob.ru), an “international Russian-language media project, which was launched in 2008, with the aim to connect international and global audience of influential, high-net worth individuals.” One item jumped at me right away: “Lessons of Patriotism from Tim Kirby,” an […]

Love for Obama fades, even in Europe

Love for Obama fades, even in Europe

Wesley Pruden Unrequited love is a sad and mournful thing, as any teenager could tell you. Barack Obama, too. His European friends, who swooned with such ardor four years ago, are cooling off. Mr. Obama still nourishes his lifelong crush on the Europeans, regarding them as the source of the type of government compassion and […]

Madonna does her part to justify jihadism

Madonna does her part to justify jihadism

Jeffrey T. Kuhner American popular culture is a moral sewer. It celebrates drugs, pornography, abortion, mindless violence, street thugs, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, hedonism and even cannibalism. For the past 25 years, one of its cultural icons has been Madonna. The singer has limited talent. The key to Madonna’s success has not been her voice or […]

The media’s birth certificate hypocrisy

The media’s birth certificate hypocrisy

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The liberal media is finally looking into the birth certificate issue — Mitt Romney’s that is. Reuters extensively investigated the presumptive Republican nominee’s background, and concluded that he was born on U.S. soil and qualifies as a “natural born citizen.” This follows the press corps’ relentless examination of Mr. Romney’s past: his […]

Technology secrets, highly-valued by slave masters, are more precious for the free

Technology secrets, highly-valued by slave masters, are more precious for the free

Lev Navrozov Before the 1917 revolution in Russia and for a while after it, no one paid attention to the meaning of the words involved, though the meanings of words are decisive in the brain work — in thinking and its conclusions, incarnated in the words of the language of a given nation. In Russian, […]

Britain’s Royal Jubilee — It’s about tradition not celebrity

Britain’s Royal Jubilee — It’s about tradition not celebrity

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The world needs a good party and reason to forget, even fleetingly, the conflicts, crises and economic doldrums which have befallen us. Thus Britain’s Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II brings us that wistful respite but more importantly a lesson; that tradition trumps trendy, and often celebrity too. The […]

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