Woodward’s and Wikipedia’s cozy and biased take on the Obama White House

Woodward’s and Wikipedia’s cozy and biased take on the Obama White House

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid If the White House will push Bob Woodward around on such a mundane matter as Obama’s role in a budget stand-off, what else will they do? A look at Wikipedia’s page on Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis might give us some indication. It is apparent that Obama supporters […]

Al Jazeera hires GOP lobbyists to counter scrutiny by Congress to Current TV deal

Al Jazeera hires GOP lobbyists to counter scrutiny by Congress to Current TV deal

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid Rep. Tim Murphy, who holds a senior position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has called on the Obama administration to explain whether Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV from former Democratic Vice President Al Gore was given any […]

Who’s paying and not paying their fair share at the UN?

Who’s paying and not paying their fair share at the UN?

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s long been an economic truism that the United States pays the lions share of the UN budget. Moreover the European Union (EU) countries contribute the largest bloc of dues of the 193 member organization. Well, there’s good and bad news. The USA’s budget assessment is no longer as […]

‘Rove Republicans’ line Karl’s pockets on nation’s road to ruin

‘Rove Republicans’ line Karl’s pockets on nation’s road to ruin

Special to WorldTribune.com By Larry Ward and Carter Clews Karl Rove has declared war on the conservative wing of the GOP, and the Republican Party now risks being reduced to rubble. This is yet another in a series of internecine conflagrations that a certain segment of the party insists on reigniting every decade, or so, […]

After being repeatedly lectured by Netanyahu in Washington, Obama finally visits the Holy Land

After being repeatedly lectured by Netanyahu in Washington, Obama finally visits the Holy Land

Sol W. Sanders   JERUSALEM — One of the most quoted of Maynard Milord many clever aphorisms is: “You can’t push on a string”. Keynes was referring to extending credit to an unreceptive investment market. [Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are you listening?] The quip comes to mind this morning on the eve of President Barack […]

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama says he’s not a Muslim, but a Christian. That’s his business, between the president and God. The president clearly has a soft spot in his heart for Islam. He once described the call to evening prayer, which he first heard as a child in a Muslim school in Indonesia, as “one […]

Inside man on North Korea works to keep lines of communication open

Inside man on North Korea works to keep lines of communication open

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com A dazzling array of manipulators and operators, swindlers and do-gooders and odd-balls parade across the stage of the Asian drama, some long enough for star billing, others relegated to bit roles, maybe 15 minutes or less of fame, before fading into obscurity. Get to know them a little, […]

Obama’s windy words, dovish appointments and lack of resolve

Obama’s windy words, dovish appointments and lack of resolve

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON — A mood of collective celebration swept over the American capital as President Barack Obama entered his second term under clear skies in freezing temperatures. It was as though the country were taking a break from fears about the economy, the next “fiscal cliff” and debate on […]

From the rule of law to rule by Big Brother

From the rule of law to rule by Big Brother

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is abusing his power and usurping congressional authority. He is replacing the rule of law with arbitrary rule, ignoring the constitutional limits upon his power. This is the real meaning of his assault on the Second Amendment. On Wednesday, Mr. Obama released his proposals to curb gun violence in the […]

Obama’s security triplets: U.S. soft power may have unintended hard consequences

Obama’s security triplets: U.S. soft power may have unintended hard consequences

Sol W. Sanders   The President’s nominations for his second security cabinet – State, Defense and CIA – mark a break with America’s post-World War II strategies. Now that the first shoe has dropped, his nomination of favorites for the jobs, it remains to be seen what allies in Europe and Asia will make of […]