Peron’s socialism returns, China and the virus move in and Argentina’s success story fades

Peron’s socialism returns, China and the virus move in and Argentina’s success story fades

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler This didn’t have to happen.  But blame toxic politics, the living legacy of the populist Peronist era, and the tipping point of the Corona pandemic, and you discover what is unraveling Argentina’s socio/economic fabric. Sadly, we see a resource-rich and formerly middle class country morphing into a tragic […]

‘Middle Class Joe’ no more: Biden’s rise in dollars and cents

‘Middle Class Joe’ no more: Biden’s rise in dollars and cents

Special to WorldTribune.com By Bill Juneau When veteran senator, Joe Biden, signed on as vice president and partner to President Barack Obama in 2008, he had a net worth of $27,000. After eight years in that office, he still pushed his persona as “Middle Class Joe,” just a regular guy fit for association with the […]

‘Your papers please’: Vaccine passports are about much more than international travel

‘Your papers please’: Vaccine passports are about much more than international travel

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler “Your papers Please,” has long been the customary greeting for people crossing borders, visiting many foreign countries, or sometimes even moving about cities under Covid “lockdown.” At its worst the question conjures up what I call the “Checkpoint Charlie” syndrome, crossing into East Berlin or back during the […]

Journalists as tools of the ruling class: ‘This isn’t the first time’

Journalists as tools of the ruling class: ‘This isn’t the first time’

Special to WorldTribune, May 6, 2021 Media WATCH By Amy O. Cooke, John Locke Foundation My undergraduate degree is in journalism, and my graduate degree is in history. That just means I’m interested in the history of journalism. In our constitutional republic, the importance of a free and honest press and informed citizenry can’t be […]

USA Today ‘civility and manners’ columnist: Mask bully scared me; Fire Tucker Carlson

USA Today ‘civility and manners’ columnist: Mask bully scared me; Fire Tucker Carlson

Commentary by WorldTribune Staff, May 5, 2021 Media WATCH A USA Today columnist who is “a writer on civility and manners” says a stranger threatened bodily harm against him for wearing a coronavirus mask outdoors in Florida, and it is all Tucker Carlson’s fault. “Fox News is courting death and danger by giving Tucker Carlson […]

‘Anonymous sources’ who weren’t: No apologies or rescinded Pulitzers for wrong stories of consequence

‘Anonymous sources’ who weren’t:  No apologies or rescinded Pulitzers for wrong stories of consequence

Special to WorldTribune.com Media WATCH By Bill Juneau In the news business, the use of “sources” as a vehicle for introducing key information into a story plays a big role in earning print space or air time for hot news. Political stories, especially those which favor the “woke” position and the cancel culture attitude, frequently […]

Burma on the brink: China-backed junta backed into corner

Burma on the brink: China-backed junta backed into corner

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler As events in Burma, aka Myanmar, continue to spiral into a dangerous descent of bloody civil conflict this strategic Southeast Asian nation has nearly reached a tipping point. Diplomacy is needed to defuse the crisis before it spins out of control with unpredictable consequences. Amid this sense of […]

Chauvin trial in review: Media-missed nuances and what about Joe?

Chauvin trial in review: Media-missed nuances and what about Joe?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Bill Juneau After a bumpy road, the trial of Policeman Derek Chauvin is over and the Minneapolis officer has been convicted of murder and manslaughter by a jury of six whites, four blacks and two biracial individuals. The sentencing by Judge Peter Cahill will be in eight weeks, though no precise […]

A September 11 Afghan pullout: Should we celebrate?

A September 11 Afghan pullout: Should we celebrate?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Afghanistan’s forever war may finally be ending.  President Joe Biden announced the impending troop pullout from the South Asian country amid largely but not universal bi-partisan support for ending a conflict which started in the wake of Al Qaida’s terrorist attacks on America on September 11th, 2001. Referring to […]

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