Media whores, celebrity government and declining U.S. influence

Media whores, celebrity government and declining U.S. influence

Sol W. Sanders   America’s prostituted mainline media and supercilious celebrity culture are helping to facilitate the Obama administration’s destruction of U.S. government credibility. The impression is growing that President Obama’s pomposity on strategy and policy are hollow rhetoric despite their ballyhooing by a kept press, increasingly unconvincing to his domestic audience and to the […]

Obamacare panic: The worthies who imposed it and can afford it don’t want it

Obamacare panic: The worthies who imposed it and can afford it don’t want it

Wesley Pruden When crunch time comes, when the chips are down, when the rubber meets the road – employ the cliché of your choice – Americans can put away their selfish concerns and come together in common cause. Even Congress, our only native criminal class. Deep in the bowels of the Senate and House Office […]

Not for sale: Remembering Howard Phillips, man of principle

Not for sale: Remembering Howard Phillips, man of principle

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid The death of Howard Phillips, 1941-2013, chairman of the Conservative Caucus, is a major blow to the conservative movement. He always stood for principle. He was a conservative first and last. He started a third political party when the Republican Party began drifting away from conservatism. Since there seems […]

Kim’s absence from public view triggers speculation about the hierarchy in Pyongyang

Kim’s absence from public view triggers speculation about the hierarchy in Pyongyang

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s two-week absence from the state media propaganda feed coincided with a reduction in the stream of belligerent threats against South Korea and the West. This has in turn triggered speculation of a coup against the youthful dictator. But government officials and analysts in […]

After the Boston massacre, is ‘Al Jazeera America’ such a good idea?

After the Boston massacre, is ‘Al Jazeera America’ such a good idea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid CNN has been criticized for reporting the arrest of a suspect in the Boston bombing case when no one in fact had been arrested. The channel was apparently given inaccurate information by an anonymous official. Even more serious, however, was the claim by CNN’s “terrorism analyst,” Juliette Kayyem, that […]

Time to counter totalitarian Islam in the war of ideas

Time to counter totalitarian Islam in the war of ideas

Sol W. Sanders   Untangling all the strands of the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack will take enormous effort and time, long past the patience of the American public to follow the full-fledged autopsy. But one important element needs the attention of U.S. intellectuals who have largely abdicated their role. It is a discussion of the […]

Transatlantic trade called win-win growth formula for USA and Europe

Transatlantic trade called win-win growth formula for USA and Europe

John J. Metzler NEW YORK — “Trade is the cheapest way to produce growth,” exclaimed European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso before an executive audience adding, that a planned Transatlantic trade pact between the USA and Europe Union would produce a “win-win solution in trade” for both sides of the Atlantic. “Our partnership,” stated President […]

Tail wags the dog: U.S. policy of outsourcing N. Korea crisis to China has failed

Tail wags the dog: U.S. policy of outsourcing N. Korea crisis to China has failed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang In diplomacy, an inch can be longer than a foot, and the weak can wield greater leverage over the strong. This is why North Korea, a rogue state, impoverished and vulnerable is able to irritate, bully and even threaten the two superpowers, the U.S. and China. For many […]

Targeting Sen. Menendez: Obama’s push to ‘normalize’ U.S.-Cuban ties made strange bedfellows

Targeting Sen. Menendez: Obama’s push to ‘normalize’ U.S.-Cuban ties made strange bedfellows

Special to WorldTribune.com Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Affairs The seemingly unrelenting wave of media “revelations” in the United States against one of the key strategic policy officials in the government, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (Democrat, New Jersey), has its origins not in any malfeasance or misadventure by the Senator, but in […]