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Needed by today’s media: The basics, please; But also ‘decorum’ and, dare I say, ‘style’

President Obama with advisers Tom Donilon, Jack Lew and Denis McDonough in November 2012.

Sol W. Sanders   Among the many complaints I have against most of my colleagues in the mainstream media [MSM] these days is the anachronistic contradiction that they are largely ahistorical. An anachronism since there has never been a time […]

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In East Asia, Japan is on the move … away from ‘rising China’

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Sol W. Sanders   Rather suddenly there is a welter of developments turning Asia’s dozen-odd countries into a cat’s cradle of conflicting interests — some new — that could lead to war. Central, of course, is “a rising” China. The […]

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GREATEST HITS 2013: While Obamcare stuns the U.S., ‘leading from behind’ unravels world peace


Sol W. Sanders   Originally published Oct. 28, 2013 The U.S. is transfixed by the Obama administration’s massively bungled attempt to nationalize one sixth of the economy, the health welfare system. But the rest of the world watches the slow […]

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The end of Turkey’s celebrated geopolitical model

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Dec. 30.  /Umit Bektas/Reuters

Sol W. Sanders   Whether Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan survives the current crisis, the legend of “The Turkish model” is dead. The implications of the loss of Turkey’s image abroad, particularly in the Islamic world, may be far more […]

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State of the world that Obama hath wrought


Sol W. Sanders   The Obama Administration’s foreign policy begins to look like that tightly wound ball of crocheting thread which the kitten has been playing with for several hours and is now finally completely unraveling. How innocent the kitty […]

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‘Long march’ by student radicals succeeded; Now America needs leader to exit swamp

Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers at Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, Dec. 3, 1989.  /AP

Sol W. Sanders   In 1967 Rudi Dutschke, a flamboyant leader of post-World War II European student radicals looking back on two centuries of failed revolutions, had an epiphany: instead of attacking prevailing institutions head on, he advocated his fellow […]

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Japan’s unreported conservative revolution led by its understated PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Sol W. Sanders   In a world of moldering journalism, nothing quite equals the inadequacies of the reporting about Japan. Despite this short shrift, Japan remains the U.S.’ most important relationship in Asia — especially as China is increasingly seen […]

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Ghosts of East Asia and more U.S. concessions, this time to China


Sol W. Sanders   There is an eerie feeling of déjà vu about the drama in the East China Sea just now. Again an authoritarian government with a rapidly expanding politicized military is making more and more aggressive noises, in […]

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The Obama crew stumbles through an Iran deal at the expense of its Sunni pals

Diplomats congratulate one another after historic Iran nuclear agreement.  /Getty

Sol W. Sanders   With its attempt to tame the Tehran mullahs, the Obama Administration now adds mystery to its already established credentials for obfuscation and incompetence. Obfuscation: President Barrack Ohama’s special friend and adviser, Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, apparently, has […]

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Cleaning up the debris from Obamacare confronts nation with a whole new crisis


Sol W. Sanders   Whether Obamacare continues to implode or dissolves under a Republican landslide in next year’s Congressional and 2016 presidential elections, the debris it leaves behind will be horrendous. It presents new problems for a vast U.S. medical […]

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