U.S. global competitiveness ranking: From 1 to 7th since 2007

U.S. global competitiveness ranking: From 1 to 7th since 2007

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the seemingly interminable election campaign nears the finish line, there are a few glaringly missing topics which remain almost untouched. The first deals with an issue affecting nearly everyone and the other one which may determine America’s future scientific prowess and potential. Gasoline prices. Here we have record […]

Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

Lev Navrozov I am going to say something I know may not be popular with the readers. I spent half of my life in Stalin’s Russia. I was born there, got married there, and I never knew what the television set looks like. My mother would say, “Why do you need to watch television — […]

Thugocracy: From messianiac to Nixonian

Thugocracy: From messianiac to Nixonian

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is losing the trust of the American people. In fact, his administration is collapsing under the weight of its numerous lies and false statements. The result: Mr. Obama’s credibility is eroding, his popularity dwindling. The electorate is slowly but decisively turning against him. The administration has been caught in a […]

Unfair and off balance: Panic spreads even to the media class

Unfair and off balance: Panic spreads even to the media class

Wesley Pruden There’s not a dry mattress, pair of skivvies or delicate lace panty anywhere out there. The president is chasing an imaginary bird, the pollsters are choking back panic (“has our methodology been wrong?”) and the media glitteries are even more hysterical than usual (“how can anyone as wonderful as us be so wrong?”). […]

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Attacks against Israel doubled in September

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has reported a sharp increase in insurgency attacks. The Israel Security Agency said strikes from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Egypt nearly doubled in September 2012. ISA reported 91 attacks in September compared to 51 during the previous month. “The increase was most prominent in attacks originating in […]

Blast from past may block rise of Shanghai Party boss to Politburo Standing Committee

Blast from past may block rise of Shanghai Party boss to Politburo Standing Committee

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Even history buffs in China have only a hazy recollection of one of the most sensational spy and defection cases in Communist Chinese history. In 1985, Yu Qiangsheng, a senior cadre in Beijing’s Ministry of State Security, defected to the United States. The information he provided led to […]

Big Bird is a tool for the Democrats, yes, but also for the Chinese regime

Big Bird is a tool for the Democrats, yes, but also for the Chinese regime

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid The George Soros-funded Free Press Action Fund describes itself as “a nonpartisan organization” which “does not support or oppose any candidate for public office.” But last week it announced that the “attack on Big Bird and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting” at the presidential debate had “sparked intense reactions […]

Open letter to the American people: We Soviet emigres have already seen this movie

Open letter to the American people: We Soviet emigres have already seen this movie

Lev Navrozov Am I to believe that I have wasted forty years of my life in this country trying to explain the nature of dictatorship and what it meant to have been born and lived in Stalin’s paradise the first half of my life? Have I failed to pass on to you my first-hand knowledge […]

FAITH MATTERS: Trivializing evil is a GOP mistake

FAITH MATTERS: Trivializing evil is a GOP mistake

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto It is disconcerting that probably the most compelling statement made in this year’s disagreeable U.S. election campaign has received virtually no public attention. Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois warned Catholic voters of planks in the Democratic Party Platform “that explicitly endorse intrinsic evils.” He meant abortion […]

Rumsfeld calls for regime change: ‘Where we are and how we got here’

Rumsfeld calls for regime change: ‘Where we are and how we got here’

Special to WorldTribune.com Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld spoke at the 30th anniversary celebration of The Washington Times at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2. Following is a transcript of his remarks. With the presidential election only a few weeks away, it’s appropriate to discuss where our country is […]