Mikhail Prokhorov, man of mystery

Mikhail Prokhorov, man of mystery

Lev Navrozov Who is Mikhail Prokhorov? His is not an unfamiliar name to American sports fans. A Russian billionaire entrepreneur, he became the owner of the American basketball team the New Jersey Nets in 2010: “A Russian tycoon with a longstanding passion for basketball agreed to a $200 million deal … that will make him […]

Worse than Watergate: The Obama administration’s culpability for gun smuggling and murder

Worse than Watergate: The Obama administration’s culpability for gun smuggling and murder

Jeffrey T. Kuhner A year ago this week, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. He died protecting his country from brutal Mexican gangsters. Two AK-47 assault rifles were found at his death site. We now know the horrifying truth: Agent Terry was killed by weapons that were part of an illegal Obama administration […]

Unreported: Putin’s six million guaranteed votes

Unreported: Putin’s six million guaranteed votes

Lev Navrozov By the autumn of 1917, Russia had become, culturally, a free society. The Russian 19th-century prose was intensely read in all culturally advanced countries, Chekhov’s plays were staged, several composers were considered classical, Chaliapin’s voice was admired… Now, since the autumn of 1917, Lenin, who was only for a short time in power, […]

Drastic fixes for critical crises or dodgy compromises for bumps in the road?

Drastic fixes for critical crises or dodgy compromises for bumps in the road?

Sol W. Sanders “Moderation in all things”, said a pre-Christian North African Roman dramatist, Terence [Publius Terentius Afer]. But like so many artists, he latched on to a beautiful artifact but got the logic wrong. He’s echoed these days in the oft repeated mantra from talking heads calling for compromise. It usually follows a description […]

Neither Barack nor Teddy, but more like Vladimir

Neither Barack nor Teddy, but more like Vladimir

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama has been reborn as a populist. At a major speech this week in Kansas, Mr. Obama outlined the themes of his 2012 re-election campaign. He is a champion of the middle class, which he claims is under siege. Their enemies are big business, corporations and the rich. He chose Osawatomie […]

New Burma Road: Watch for the geopolitical landmines

New Burma Road: Watch for the geopolitical landmines

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — With the historic visit of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma, the highest profile American diplomatic contact in fifty years, the United States has entered a high stakes geopolitical chess game in Southeast Asia. Burma, a political pariah state has long been courted by China, coveted by India, […]

And China was going to save the global economy? Guess again

And China was going to save the global economy? Guess again

Sol W. Sanders Creeping up on the outer edges of Wall Street soothsayers’ economic crystal ball, until now dominated by American and Euro crises, is growing concern about China. The inane idea China [and India, which is also in trouble] would somehow rescue the world economy is now, finally, dismissed by the pundits — without […]

The GOP’s Bill Clinton: Wrong for conservatives, wrong for America

The GOP’s Bill Clinton: Wrong for conservatives, wrong for America

Jeffrey T. Kuhner Republicans have been casting about for a viable alternative to Mitt Romney. Many now believe Mr. Gingrich should be the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee. They are wrong. Mr. Gingrich has excellent qualities. He is a formidable debater, articulate and possesses a strong grasp of policy. In fact, the Georgia Republican has won […]

GOP presidential foreign policy debate ducked the questions that mattered most

GOP presidential foreign policy debate ducked the questions that mattered most

Lev Navrozov On Nov. 22, I watched a televised Republican presidential primary debate on U.S. national security and foreign policy. Symbolically, it took place at the historic Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and was hosted by CNN, in partnership with The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute, and moderated by Wolf Blitzer. It has been […]