Fukushima: No longer a ghost town, but haunted by a dreaded spectre

Fukushima: No longer a ghost town, but haunted by a dreaded spectre

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MINAMISOMA, Japan — The soulful notes of Silent Night wafted from an outdoor sound system on the near-empty main street to the station of this coastal city on the northern edge of the 20-kilometer “exclusion zone” around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The doleful refrain set the […]

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 […]

N.Y. Times: ‘Modest’ global tax is cool with almost everyone except U.S. taxpayers

N.Y. Times: ‘Modest’ global tax is cool with almost everyone except U.S. taxpayers

Special to WorldTribune.com Based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media A New York Times story about a “modest” global tax mentions some of those supporting the idea but forgets an important one — the United Nations. At a Nov. 30 U.N.-sponsored conference in Washington, D.C., officials of the U.N. Development Program […]

Socialist groupthink is transforming America

Socialist groupthink is transforming America

Special to WorldTribune.com Based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media Democrats say they have dirt on Newt Gingrich, but he appears ready to speak out on the dirt he has on them. In a reference to his new book, Gingrich has accurately described the socialist infiltration of America: “The Left has […]

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, […]

Barney Frank’s legacy: The rest of the sordid story

Barney Frank’s legacy: The rest of the sordid story

Special to WorldTribune.com Based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media The publication that published scores of stories about sexual charges against Republican Herman Cain whitewashed the documented [by The Washington Times] sex scandal that almost brought down Democratic Rep. Barney Frank. A liberal Democrat from Massachusetts, Frank has announced he will […]

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 […]

Critique of Iran’s cultural heritage conveniently ignores main factor: historic role of Islamic invaders

Critique of Iran’s cultural heritage conveniently ignores main factor: historic role of Islamic invaders

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi, FreePressers.com In his article “Iran’s Fundamental Cultural Reformations,” Davood-Rahni calls for the immediate elimination of “bad [Iranian] social and cultural traits and practices.” Although this column will not serve to negate Davood-Rahni’s list of negative traits among Iranians or the need to reflect on them, it is a rather […]

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 […]