UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an annual process of diplomatic musical chairs the 193 member UN General Assembly has picked five countries to serve on the Security Council as non-permanent members.  Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam were elected to two-year terms on the powerful […]

Dreams of democracy: China and South Korea

Dreams of democracy: China and South Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The vision of a brave new world in China three decades ago was captivating, exhilarating proof at last that democracy could prevail in an outpouring of revulsion over Communist dictatorship. Alas, it was not to be. The hypnotic image of reform, of the forces of right defeating evil, yielded […]

Tiananmen, 1989: China’s Orwellian rulers have sought to airbrush this horror from history

Tiananmen, 1989: China’s Orwellian rulers have sought to airbrush this horror from history

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — We all remember where we were when the Tiananmen Square crackdown occurred.  I recall a Friday evening episode of the TV program “Dallas” being interrupted as the news switched live to Beijing.   Moments later Chinese police forced their way into the CBS News transmission trailer […]

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President Trump’s visit to Japan carries a message for South Korea as much as anywhere else. It’s time to call a halt to outpourings of anti-Japanese sentiment. That’s not to say South Koreans should bury their bitterness over the decades of Japanese rule, the slaughter of Koreans […]

Libya festers: North African storm rising

Libya festers: North African storm rising

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Widening conflict is brewing in Libya, the North African country wracked by civil strife and embroiled in political chaos. Caught in this vortex of warring militias, human traffickers, and a weak internationally-backed government of sorts, remains a beleaguered UN effort to bring a political solution […]

That loud noise you hear is the sound of the Swamp being drained

That loud noise you hear is the sound of the Swamp being drained

Special to WorldTribune.com By John McNabb The Storm is coming. The Left and its media are howling louder. It must be getting close! The Democrats always formulate consistent talking points but given the seriousness of the looming crisis, they have shared them not only with their lapdog media clowns but with former Obama thugs including […]

Impeachment distraction: Democrats’ final option to cover-up Deep State crimes

Impeachment distraction: Democrats’ final option to cover-up Deep State crimes

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared war on President Trump. Never before has a house speaker so publicly vilified and insulted a sitting president like she did recently. Prior to a meeting with Trump to discuss infrastructure spending, the San Francisco liberal said the “president is engaged in a […]

War talk at the beach is a secondary concern in Trump-obsessed D.C.

War talk at the beach is a secondary concern in Trump-obsessed D.C.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk VIRGINIA BEACH ― Memorial Day holiday crowds soak up the surf and sun while sailors and marines train for war in distant countries about which they know very little. A young Marine, bored with the routine at one of the dozen or so facilities between this sprawling oceanside community […]

Strong economy helps Trump go head-to-head with China on trade

Strong economy helps Trump go head-to-head with China on trade

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid the global gallop towards economic protectionism, there’s the political temptation to use tariffs which undeniably produce a feel good factor for politicians and polemists, but whose bottom line is paid by the consumers. The current trade tensions between the United States and China has […]

Sweet Home Alabama! Political earthquake deals blow to liberal imperialism

Sweet Home Alabama! Political earthquake deals blow to liberal imperialism

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Alabama may have just made history. The state has passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country. It bans all abortions during any time of a woman’s pregnancy. The only exception is if the life of a mother is in danger. Otherwise, no other exceptions — even in […]

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