The real Muhammad Ali versus the mass media mythology

The real Muhammad Ali versus the mass media mythology

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The establishment media is painting a false picture of Muhammad Ali. The late boxing champion is being portrayed as “The Greatest.” He is supposedly the finest athlete, boxer and — maybe even — American of the 20th century. Media outlets have not only been celebrating his life and numerous […]

Socialist nightmare: On brink of collapse, Venezuela sells off gold reserves

Socialist nightmare: On brink of collapse, Venezuela sells off gold reserves

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2016 “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher As Venezuela sinks further into the economic abyss, the South American country has begun selling off its remaining gold reserves. The country’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past […]

Oil prices over $50 a barrel for first time in 2016

Oil prices over $50 a barrel for first time in 2016

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 Ongoing unrest in Nigeria and Libya and the economic meltdown in Venezuela have knocked enough oil out of the market to enable crude to top $50 per barrel for the first time in 2016. Wildfires in Canada’s oil sands also contributed to the nearly 4 million barrels per day […]

Rumors that the GOP is dead ‘have been greatly exaggerated’

Rumors that the GOP is dead ‘have been greatly exaggerated’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Reports of the demise of the Republican Party are premature. It makes good copy for Fox News and the few other slightly serious current spectacle reports. But the Talking Heads who spout this prediction have forgotten if they ever knew much about the history of American political parties. […]

#PrayforSophie: Canada’s ‘first lady’ mocked for saying she needs ‘team’

#PrayforSophie: Canada’s ‘first lady’ mocked for saying she needs ‘team’

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 There is no official role for Canada’s first lady, but that didn’t stop Sophie Grégoire Trudeau from asking the country’s taxpayers to get her the help she needs to “fulfill her duties.” Last week, Trudeau told a French-language newspaper that she wanted to do more for the […]

View from Taipei: U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy will require muscle, not just diplomacy

View from Taipei: U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy will require muscle, not just diplomacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Foreign policy is an integrated structure of assumptions, objectives and means. Critics of American foreign policy contend that the decisive factor of the failure of U.S. policy toward China has been the imbalance between political ends and military means. Professor Tang Tsou’s classical study “America’s Failure in China […]

How China’s economic slowdown hit Brazil, other BRICS states

How China’s economic slowdown hit Brazil, other BRICS states

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff’s impeachment on May 12, 2016, was clearly due to consistent missteps by the president and her colleagues, but the underlying contribution to the Brazilian crisis — and crises in other countries — of the slowdown in the People’s […]

How Facebook and big media control the message

How Facebook and big media control the message

Special to WorldTribune.com Spoiler alert: Actually, it’s no secret that Facebook makes clear to mostly left-leaning publishers what it wants on its mostly left-leaning News Feed. Peter Kafka, writing for recode.com, presented the “real Facebook media influence story.” Related: Former Facebook ‘journalist’: We routinely suppressed news favoring conservative values, May 9, 2016 The post included […]

Bernie Sanders: Nominating Hillary would be disaster for party, nation

Bernie Sanders: Nominating Hillary would be disaster for party, nation

Special to WorldTribune.com While GOP leaders in Washington were inching toward solidarity with Donald Trump, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders unleashed his harshest rhetoric to date against Hillary Clinton. Coming off victory in the West Virginia primary, his 20th win of the primary season, Sanders’ campaign said on May 11 the Democratic Party would be courting […]

Survey: Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by wide margin

Survey: Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by wide margin

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. military personnel prefer Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin, according to a 2016 election survey by Military Times. Trump garnered 54 percent compared to Clinton’s 25 percent in a survey of 951 active-duty service members. More than one in five troops said they’d rather not vote […]