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Putin humiliates Obama’s America: From post-surge Iraq, ‘it’s come to this’

16 more months: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.  /AP/RIA Novosti

Special to With a year and a half left in the Obama presidency, Vladimir Putin is taking his humiliation of the American leader to the next level, writes columnist Charles Krauthammer. “Wouldn’t you take advantage of these last 16 […]

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The Trump ‘chaos’: America needs hope and change now more than ever


Special to By Sheda Vasseghi What does chaos theory have to do with Donald Trump and are both just what America needs at this moment in history? In his Sept. 29, 2015, article, Mark Leibovich of The New York […]

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Netanyahu slams UN’s ‘deafening silence’ in a speech punctuated by his own 40 seconds of silence

Israel's Netanyahu gave the UN the silence treatment.

Special to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a blunt address to the United Nations General Assembly, slammed the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to destroy Israel. Netanyahu said that the Iran deal “doesn’t make peace […]

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Still forgetting the ‘Forgotten War’ after all these years

David Halberstam of the New York Times, Malcolm Browne of AP, and Neil Sheehan of UPI between helicopter lifts in the Mekong Delta in 1963. / AP / Wide World Photos.

Special to By Donald Kirk, WASHINGTON ― You know how forgotten is the Korean War when you see a documentary about the young correspondents who battled U.S. officialdom in the early years of the Vietnam War and hear […]

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Obama welcomes Xi: A matter of ‘optics’ and not much else


Special to By Donald Kirk, WASHINGTON ― China President Xi Jinping’s meeting with President Obama Friday is sure to be an exercise in double-and-triple talk that will sorely test the skills of both of them in papering over, […]

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What Russia is up to in Syria and the ‘progressive’ U.S. suicide


Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy A new round of the “Great Game”* in Syria demonstrates not so much Moscow’s growing power, as the intellectual vacuum in the West. Western leaders, the media and experts state the obvious: the Kremlin […]

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What a good nuclear agreement with Iran would look like

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

Special to By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. and Fred Fleitz Even though the nuclear agreement with Iran has cleared a controversial congressional review process, the Obama administration and its supporters continue to argue that the only alternative to the […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Taking ‘Trump Seriously’: What Rolling Stone’s interviewer learned about the man


Special to By Sheda Vasseghi Thanks to a weak and mediocre Mainstream Media, the only thing that people learned about the presidential contender, the Republican candidate Donald Trump, from a Sept. 9, 2015, interview by the Rolling Stone’s Paul […]

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What I saw through my office window on Sept. 11, 2001

This photo was taken from Rt. 27 moments after the photographer witnessed the American Airlines 757 jetliner crash into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. / Steve Riskus

Special to By James Robbins I was in my Washington office at the National Defense University when one of the secretaries told me that aircraft had hit the World Trade Center. We brought the news up on the projection […]

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