Columbia, Kathy Boudin and our utterly corrupted campus culture

Columbia, Kathy Boudin and our utterly corrupted campus culture

By Mona Charen, Creators Syndicate We tell ourselves, we parents of college-bound kids (not to mention ordinary citizens), that American campuses really aren’t as bad as all that, that students can avoid the most tendentious indoctrinators and that the press tends to exaggerate. And then we read headlines like “Kathy Boudin Teaching at Columbia” and […]

Margaret Thatcher actually stood for something

Margaret Thatcher actually stood for something

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Margaret Thatcher, the British Conservative Prime Minister, between 1979-1990, was a Revolutionary. As the first female Prime Minister she emerged as a truly transformational figure both on the domestic and foreign front and soon challenged the entrenched interests with a stance that promoted freedom and economic liberty. She stood […]

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Memories and images of Margaret Thatcher and her legacy as displayed in the media this week evoke an obvious question: What would the Iron Lady have done about North Korea? The answer would seem clear. It’s hard to imagine the woman who dispatched troops to the Falklands in […]

Beijing troop movements foreshadow upheaval in neighboring N. Korea

Beijing troop movements foreshadow upheaval in neighboring N. Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Communist Party General Secretary and commander-in-chief Xi Jinping has asked the nation’s military and police forces to take full precautions regarding the possible collapse of the Kim Jung-Un regime. Chinese sources close to the foreign-policy establishment said earlier this week that Xi, who chairs the Communist Party’s Central […]

Syria launches air attack on rebel strongholds

Syria launches air attack on rebel strongholds

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The regime of President Bashar Assad has launched another counter-offensive against Sunni rebels in Syria. Officials said the Assad regime has directed the Syrian Army and Air Force to intensify attacks on rebel strongholds around Damascus and other major cities. They said the latest regime campaign was meant to roll […]

Calling N. Korea’s hand: Decades after Hiroshima, proliferation threat becomes real

Calling N. Korea’s hand: Decades after Hiroshima, proliferation threat becomes real

Sol W. Sanders   A bitter and unresolved struggle behind the scenes for control of North Korea, the world’s most regressive regime, is the likeliest explanation for Pyongyang’s unprecedented deluge of threats against South Korea, the U.S. and Japan. For heavy hangs the head of Kim Jong-Un, heir to the world’s only Communist monarchy, a […]

Dan Rather stars at leftist ‘media reform’ conference in Denver

Dan Rather stars at leftist ‘media reform’ conference in Denver

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Denver, Colorado: Disgraced CBS newsman Dan Rather returned with an appearance in a new film, “Shadows of Liberty,” which had its U.S. premiere at the “National Conference for Media Reform” in Denver on Thursday night. The film — and Rather — contend that corporate power has taken control of […]

Korean Vortex: Reading the tea leaves

Korean Vortex: Reading the tea leaves

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The increasingly ballistic bluster pouring out from Pyongyang and threatening South Korea, Japan and the USA, with nuclear attacks has jolted East Asia into “paying attention.” Perhaps that’s the real intent of Kim Jong-Un, the new and untested Marxist monarch of the quaintly titled “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” […]

President Xi on the road promotes China as global power second only to U.S.

President Xi on the road promotes China as global power second only to U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Newly confirmed Chinese President Xi Jinping has demonstrated the flair if not also the substance of a strongman during his maiden overseas trip as head of state. Unlike his predecessor, ex-president Hu Jintao – who often appeared stiff and wooden while on foreign trips – Xi seemed to […]