One world under China? Beijing rolls out BRI initiative; U.S. can’t agree on renewing its own infrastructure

One world under China? Beijing rolls out BRI initiative; U.S. can’t agree on renewing its own infrastructure

The Belt and Road Initiative is the vanguard for Beijing’s reach for global power. It may not work, given all the imponderables of a project on this scale, not to mention conflicting interests with nations along its route. But at least the Chinese are showing the kind of social energy necessary to achieve great things. […]

Death wish: Establishment Republicans lied to voters about repealing Obamacare

Death wish: Establishment Republicans lied to voters about repealing Obamacare

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Republican voters have been betrayed. For over seven years, GOP congressional leaders vowed to repeal Obamacare. They claimed Republicans needed to control the House, the Senate and the presidency to achieve this. The electorate awarded them all three branches of government. The result: failure. Last week Senate Majority Leader […]

North Carolina hailed as model state for tax reform

North Carolina hailed as model state for tax reform

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2017 Since taking control of the state government in 2010 and building a super-majority, Republicans have transformed North Carolina from one of the nation’s worst tax climates to one of the best. “North Carolina, more than any other state in recent years, has provided a model for what pro-growth tax […]

Governor unconcerned about financial obligations of GreenTech firm he founded

Governor unconcerned about financial obligations of GreenTech firm he founded

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2017 Officials in Mississippi are demanding that an electric car company founded by current Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe repay more than $6 million in public funds. In a report released on July 12, the office of Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering said GreenTech Automotive did not come close to creating the […]

Housing crisis forces Facebook’s billionaire owner to subsidize ‘village’ for employees

Housing crisis forces Facebook’s billionaire owner to subsidize ‘village’ for employees

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2017 Amid a deepening housing crisis in Silicon Valley, Facebook said is being forced to construct a “village” of 1,500 homes for its workers after accusing the regional government of a “failure” to invest in infrastructure. Critics, however, say Facebook only made the problem worse when it offered $10,000 bonuses […]

More fracking increases birthrates, study finds

More fracking increases birthrates, study finds

Special to WorldTribune.com By Tim Pearce, Fairfax Free Citizen, Daily Caller News Foundation Increased fracking activity in certain parts of the U.S. leads to an increase in birth rates for those areas, The Economist reported Monday. University of Maryland economists Melissa Kearney and Riley Wilson in a May study found that birth rates increased by […]

France’s Total signs $4.8 billion natural gas project with Iran

France’s Total signs $4.8 billion natural gas project with Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The French energy firm Total says it has signed a multibillion-dollar agreement with Iran on the development of an Iranian offshore natural-gas field — the first major Western energy investment since international sanctions were lifted against Tehran under its nuclear accord with world powers. The agreement […]

Team Trump has many reasons to cheer as Independence Day arrives

Team Trump has many reasons to cheer as Independence Day arrives

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2017 After a string of agenda victories and a Mainstream Media admission that its Russia narrative is a “nothingburger”, President Donald Trump has much to celebrate on his first July 4th in the Oval Office. Though the Democrat-media-academy culture continues its non-stop assault on the president’s legitimacy, even Trump critics […]

‘Chemistry’ between two leaders called ‘win-win’ for U.S.-India ties

‘Chemistry’ between two leaders called ‘win-win’ for U.S.-India ties

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the USA not quite knowing what to expect from planned summit meetings with President Donald Trump. After all while both leaders are known as brash and outspoken figures, the visitor from New Delhi was particularly nervous over trade […]

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org “Our robust strategic partnership is such that it touches upon almost all areas of human endeavor….We consider the USA as our primary partner for India’s social and economic transformation in all our flagship programs and schemes,” proclaimed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 26. The venue was the joint press conference […]

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