Recalling the spirit of sacrifice, yes sacrifice, that made this nation great

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice, yes sacrifice, that made this nation great

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 24, 2020 By John McNabb How time flies! I remember a great friend Bob Pascal, an All American football player at Duke, asking me years ago “John, where did the time go?” His was a rhetorical question but a deeply meaningful expression of life’s journey. Some of my heroes were not […]

Global economy facing dangerous shocks from the coronavirus

Global economy facing dangerous shocks from the coronavirus

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler After years of consistent economic expansion and growth throughout much of the world, the global economy is facing tectonic shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic. For developed states such as the United States and Western Europe, the “unseen enemy” of the virus has shattered economic forecasts and international commerce; […]

Lockdown limbo or reopen the economy?

Lockdown limbo or reopen the economy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Can we economically sustain a prolonged lockdown?  Well the stunningly high unemployment numbers for April, just over 20 million lost jobs, should answer that question and serve as yet another jolting wake-up call that while we are wisely protecting ourselves from wider exposure to the deadly coronavirus, the […]

Reporting on North Korea, after all these years, is still pure guesswork

Reporting on North Korea, after all these years, is still pure guesswork

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has dodged a bullet, meaning the onslaught of speculation about whether he was dead or alive, ill or just avoiding the coronavirus. It’s amazing how quickly and easily many of us were taken in by the initial report on the Daily NK, based on […]

Syrian conflict continues despite coronavirus

Syrian conflict continues despite coronavirus

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Syria’s devastating conflict continues despite the spread of coronavirus and calls by the international community for a ceasefire to stop the fighting which has continued for over nine years and killed more than 500,000 people. Now, an uneasy calm seems to be setting in as the threat of […]

Why can’t our high-priced intelligence agencies say where Kim Jong-Un is?

Why can’t our high-priced intelligence agencies say where Kim Jong-Un is?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — The vanishing act of Kim Jong-Un provokes one inevitable question. With all the billions that the U.S. puts into gathering intelligence by all those “agencies,” why can’t any of them come back with the definitive answer on the state of his health? Just think about the multi-tentacle […]

Next move for North Korea’s Marxist ‘monarchy’? Watch China

Next move for North Korea’s Marxist ‘monarchy’? Watch China

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler North Korea’s Marxist “Monarchy” could be at a critical crossroads as recurring rumors about the death or incapacitation of the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un swirl around the nervous Korean peninsula. Despite a wildfire of media speculation, pending the definitive outcome of Kim’s health, the hard reality remains that […]

Joe Biden learned nothing from Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss

Joe Biden learned nothing from Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto What is one of the biggest mistakes you can make if you are running for office? Insult voters. It looks like the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden does not realize this. Did he not learn a valuable lesson from Hillary Clinton, who lost the election in 2016? In September […]

Can we afford not to reopen America?

Can we afford not to reopen America?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Since mid-March the American economy has been on pandemic lockdown. Commercial, social and educational interaction have faced a form of limbo, forced to follow a still uncertain script dictated by the deadly coronavirus and decreed by state governors. For many of us, the world seems suspended in time; […]

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