Named but not shamed: UN Rights Committee cites abuses in Syria, Iran and N. Korea

Named but not shamed: UN Rights Committee cites abuses in Syria, Iran and N. Korea

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tis’ the season in the General Assembly for some serious if generally overlooked work and reports. An Assembly committee has soundly condemned the continuing human and political rights abuses in three global transgressors; Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the quaintly titled Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka […]

Failure to probe Benghazi a disgrace to U.S. journalism

Failure to probe Benghazi a disgrace to U.S. journalism

Sol W. Sanders   Today I am ashamed to be an American journalist In October 1956, my friend the leading Indian newsman of his generation, Shri Mulgaokar, wrote an iconic essay, “Today I am ashamed to be an Indian”. Mr. Mugaolkar flayed Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his communist Ambassdor to the United Nations […]

Welcome to Soviet America! (Was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?)

Welcome to Soviet America! (Was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?)

Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ at Carnegie Hall. It was a one-actor play, in which you played all the roles, […]

Surrender is not a strategy: What the GOP needs is principled leadership

Surrender is not a strategy: What the GOP needs is principled leadership

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The long knives are out. Liberal and some neoconservative pundits are claiming the Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election for one basic reason: They have become the party of yesterday’s America. The GOP is supposedly too old, too white and too male; it allegedly appeals to a shrinking fragment of the electorate. […]

The dirty little, big secret of ‘Benghazi’

The dirty little, big secret of ‘Benghazi’

Sol W. Sanders   With each new story, each new interview, every Congressional hearing, it becomes clear the Obama administration presented a false picture of the attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Bengazhi, Libya. The Bozo Theory or the Conspiracy Plot explain this. The Bozo Theory writes off failures to prepare for the 9/11 […]

Republicans are about to drink the amnesty kool-aid

Republicans are about to drink the amnesty kool-aid

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Republicans are on the verge of committing suicide. In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, many conservatives are demanding the GOP embrace amnesty for illegal aliens. The official term is “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sean Hannity has now “evolved” on the issue. Others — Dick Morris, Charles Krauthammer and The Wall Street Journal’s […]

Venezuela gains seat on UN Human Rights Council: ‘Neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word’

Venezuela gains seat on UN Human Rights Council: ‘Neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word’

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — First, the good news. The United States has been re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council along with Germany and Ireland. So too have been South Korea and Japan. Now fasten your seat belts for the rest of the eighteen new selections to the 47 member Geneva-based Council which […]

Obama stumbles over the finish line into an exploding Benghazi uproar

Obama stumbles over the finish line into an exploding Benghazi uproar

Wesley Pruden What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. Big scandals from little leaks grow. Watergate was at first only “a third-rate burglary.” Bubba thought he was only trying to cover up the details of a failed […]

Process wins out over substance: Sad story of a wasted ‘campaign’

Process wins out over substance: Sad story of a wasted ‘campaign’

Sol W. Sanders   For those of us who opposed the re-election of the President precisely for his announced effort “to transform” America into something tradition had never favored, there has been an even deeper and troubling election result. Most of the post-election blather has been just that. Exit-polling has always been extremely unreliable and […]

Obama has remade America in his image

Obama has remade America in his image

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama has succeeded in transforming America. The constitutional republic is dead. A socialist empire has been born. This is the true meaning — and historical significance — of the Nov. 6 election. From the outset of his presidency, Mr. Obama vowed to be a “transformative” leader. His re-election shows that he […]

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