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Lack of outrage noted as Western rancher shot down by Feds

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Special to WorldTribune.com I.M. Justice, Asheville Tribune Whatever the purpose of the protest, which I can guarantee you does not come out of empty paranoia but from very real and experienced knowledge of how vulnerable we are to federal power, […]

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By closing Al Jazeera America after spending $2 billion, Qatar lowers global profile

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Special to WorldTribune.com Qatar’s decision to pull the plug on Al Jazeera America is seen as an indication of its new leader’s “more cautious” approach in the international arena. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani shut down Al Jazeera America […]

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Realism not rhetoric needed to defeat ISIL, warns Gates

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates slammed both the Obama Administration and the presidential primary candidates calling for long-term realism in America’s fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) […]

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The foreign policy ‘vision’ at Obama’s last State of the Union cries for an opthalmologist

President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, the annual speech to a joint session of Congress, has emerged as more of a political pep rally than a clear overview […]

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Cultural glitches: Why does the Iranian community (and also the U.S. academy) demonize national self interest?

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi in the 1950s.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi The recent death of the late Shah’s twin sister Princess Ashraf Pahlavi (1919-2016) has caused an odd part of the Iranian psyche to resurface once again. Under articles about the princess or the late […]

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Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

President Obama got a mixed reception when he spoke last year at the African Union.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Senior-level sources in numerous Middle Eastern governments have privately expressed bewilderment at recent and current U.S. government strategies and policies toward the region. But a closer examination of […]

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More women to come forward with complaints against Bill Clinton

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Special to WorldTribune.com Several additional women “who’ve been assaulted by Bill Clinton” are set to come forward with accusations against the former president, the author of “The Clintons’ War On Women” said. “I identified 24 women who’ve been assaulted by […]

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Making politics fun again: Might we see a real Republican convention this year?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Hooray! At this moment there is every expectation that the country’s voters and political aficionados are going to be presented with an old-fashioned open political convention. The upcoming early primaries in Iowa, New […]

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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 1: Boston’s radical Islam problem and the media elites that dare not speak its name

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Jeffrey T. Kuhner June 4: The Greater Boston area has become a safe haven for Islamic terrorists. Muslim extremism has taken root in fertile soil, spreading through an elaborate network of radicalized mosques and Islamic cultural centers. The result is […]

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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 4 – The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale

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Jeffrey T. Kuhner July 1: The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. […]

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