2012: What a year and it’s just starting!

2012: What a year and it’s just starting!

John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to peer into the foggy crystal ball and try to decipher the future political trends and events. Indeed, after the roller-coaster year of 2011, it’s hard to imagine that 2012 could hold some equally disquieting social, political and economic turmoil. But few predicted the sweeping […]

In pursuit, globally, of the elusive soft-landing

In pursuit, globally, of the elusive soft-landing

Sol W. Sanders The new year’s worldwide economic downturn has an interlocking effect: every national economy is searching to accommodate itself politically as well as economically to what looks to be an extended period of low growth. After longer or shorter periods of historically unrivaled prosperity, they are feeling for a “bottom” — a level […]

Obama, Holder preparing to steal the 2012 election right before our eyes

Obama, Holder preparing to steal the 2012 election right before our eyes

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. claims Jim Crow is returning. In a recent speech, Mr. Holder said that attempts by states to pass voter identification laws will disenfranchise minorities, rolling back the clock to the evil days of segregation. He said that a growing number of minorities fear that “the same […]

TOP 2011 STORIES: Liberalism’s new frontiers of dysfunction: The tragic tale of Chastity Bono

TOP 2011 STORIES: Liberalism’s new frontiers of dysfunction: The tragic tale of Chastity Bono

Special to WorldTribune.com Wednesday, May 18, 2011 By Grace Vuoto She was an adorable little girl named Chastity — beautiful blonde hair, bright brown eyes and rosy cheeks. The daughter of entertainers Sonny & Cher looked like an ideal child in a photo taken decades ago with the then-married couple who beamed with pride. Yet, […]

The Gingrich temptation: Warning to the Tea Party

The Gingrich temptation: Warning to the Tea Party

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The conservative movement is determined to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012 at any cost — even that of its most sacred principles. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is among the current crop of front-runners for the Republican nomination. This is largely due to support from the Tea Party. […]

Free transfer of technology could snuff out a relatively new concept: freedom

Free transfer of technology could snuff out a relatively new concept: freedom

Lev Navrozov I call countries that are not free “slave countries,” though Soviet propaganda proclaimed that “Soviet Russia” was the only first “free” country in the world even after it conquered some countries to the west of it, after which those countries became “free” countries in the Soviet propaganda, in contrast to “the rest of […]

TOP 2011 STORIES: Obama’s birth certificate blunder: Nothing silly about the questions still to be answered

TOP 2011 STORIES: Obama’s birth certificate blunder: Nothing silly about the questions still to be answered

Special to WorldTribune.com Monday, May 2, 2011 By Grace Vuoto Related: Lt. Col. Terry Lakin’s letter to President Obama — April 8, 2010 On April 27 President Barack Obama issued a copy of his long-form birth certificate and declared: “We do not have time for this kind of silliness.” He said “We’ve got better stuff […]

Who are these people? Ron Paul, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Russia Today and the John Birch Society

Who are these people? Ron Paul, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Russia Today and the John Birch Society

Special to WorldTribune.com Based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media How principled a conservative is Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul? Directly referring to WikiLeaks and Army soldier Bradley Manning being held in detention, Paul said, “Should he be locked up in prison or should we see him as a political hero? […]

Potentially explosive movements on a volatile Asian chessboard

Potentially explosive movements on a volatile Asian chessboard

Sol W. Sanders A new era of increasing instability is opening in East Asia. The death of North Korean leader Kim Il-Jong is only adding another, if explosive, element to an already volatile equation: China enters a period of substantially slower economic growth, if not a crash, on the eve next autumn of a takeover […]

Proud, for once, to be a German

Proud, for once, to be a German

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto, FreePressers.com It’s been more than two years since my last visit to Germany, my native land. This time I traveled home at the height of the Eurozone crisis. I returned to California just before Christmas filled with pride in my compatriots. Don’t get me wrong. I am not particularly […]