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 […]

What is our once-free press good for? Absolutely nothing

What is our once-free press good for? Absolutely nothing

Sol W. Sanders   The great American newspaper is dying, done in by incompetent journalists and management unable to deal with asphyxiation brought on by the digital revolution. It is going out not with a bang, but a whimper. That simpering you see is subservience to the Obama administration, sometimes with such intellectual corruption that […]

From trust to disgust in the American press

From trust to disgust in the American press

Wesley Pruden The distrust of the media becomes total. That’s hardly news to anyone, except to the clueless editors and publishers of the big newspapers and the big mules of the television networks, who see their audiences shrinking and wonder why. A new survey by Gallup asked Americans how much trust and confidence they have […]

Obama at UN addressed the Arab Street and U.S. voters

Obama at UN addressed the Arab Street and U.S. voters

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama’s speech before the UN General Assembly was directed to two domestic audiences. One Main Street USA where outrage and anguish over the killing of American diplomats, the trashing of diplomatic property throughout the Middle East, and the seething resentment towards America is viewed as a both […]

From American meritocracy to a wildly incompetent ruling class

From American meritocracy to a wildly incompetent ruling class

Sol W. Sanders   Americans have always liked to think that one of the remarkable achievements of U.S. society — differentiating it from the Old Country — was our social mobility. Our “aristocrats,” whether moneyed or “stars,” were mostly only a generation away from obscurity. And chances were their progeny wouldn’t hang on to their […]

The media-generated myth of Romney’s incompetence

The media-generated myth of Romney’s incompetence

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brett M. Decker, The Washington Times The liberal media is pushing a narrative that the Romney campaign is crippled by poor management and indecision. Central to this storyline is the premise that Republican challenger Mitt Romney should be headed for a landslide victory given the economy and President Obama’s low approval […]

Now would be the right time to recall Obama’s words and actions in the Mideast

Now would be the right time to recall Obama’s words and actions in the Mideast

Sol W. Sanders   Only Lewis Carroll could have done justice to the Obama administration’s fall down the dark hole into the U.S.’ latest Middle East misadventures. Beginning with his Cairo and Istanbul speeches in the spring of 2009, President Obama attempted, indeed, “a new beginning,” as speechwriter Thomas E. Donilon, now, significantly, national security […]

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Gulf states see Obama’s hand in rise of Muslim Brotherhood

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Gulf Arab states have detected a U.S. role in the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council was said to have been examining the growth of Brotherhood-aligned groups in the six member states over the last year. GCC sources said the Brotherhood’s expansion in […]

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

No worries: Soft words and lots of them

Wesley Pruden Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are men trapped in pickles. As the prime minister, Bibi’s first duty is to assure the survival of Israel. Against the prospect of another Holocaust, nothing else matters. Barack Obama’s pickle is a whopper made of his own bungling, and his stiffing the Israelis is part of that […]