The seduction of a chief justice

The seduction of a chief justice

Wesley Pruden The much-anticipated operation was a brilliant success, but the patient died. Chief Justice John Roberts is a clever surgeon, and he left a bloody mess to prove it. He’s in the Mediterranean now, on the island of Malta, lecturing to European lawyers about how to “grow” in office, basking in the applause of […]

A nation of more lawyers, less rule of law

A nation of more lawyers, less rule of law

Wesley Pruden Now the fun begins. Nothing can fire the anger of an American like the arrogance of a government lawyer with his foot on the throat of a helpless citizen, and the justices of the Supreme Court are the government lawyers with the biggest feet of all. The justices sent a message loud and […]

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the carnage against civilians continues across Syria, there’ a compelling humanitarian case for international intervention to stop the violence which has killed more than 10,000 civilians. Yet, what started as a political uprising against the authoritarian rule of Bashar Assad sixteen months ago, has morphed into a complex […]

Wedding Crasher-in-Chief: Brides as campaign cash cows

Wedding Crasher-in-Chief: Brides as campaign cash cows

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama was so flush with campaign loot four years ago that he wouldn’t even take the government’s money. He was confident that he could play the dairy farmer and milk Democratic cows on his own. He was right. There were cash cows aplenty. But that was then and this is now, and […]

Grounds for American optimism in times that require courage

Grounds for American optimism in times that require courage

Sol W. Sanders   [See Archive] “A policy of strategic ambiguity” is a striped-pants way of saying “keep your opponent guessing”. It can also be a Foggy Bottom euphemism for lack of policy or not knowing what to do in a difficult situation. It has the advantage of keeping your opponent off balance, never quite […]

Mortgage debt ploy could sway 24 million voters to back Obama re-election

Mortgage debt ploy could sway 24 million voters to back Obama re-election

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid President Obama can declare immunity for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and can also unilaterally order the broad refinancing of mortgages on millions of “underwater” homeowners in order to reduce principal payments and debt, The New York Times’ Paul Krugman told the liberal “Take Back the American Dream” […]

Demise of the West: Waiting for Act II, but the stage is empty

Demise of the West: Waiting for Act II, but the stage is empty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory Copley, Global Information System It would be a mistake to think that the Western economic crisis is being managed toward a successful conclusion; that perhaps it can escape from disaster. Rather, most Western societies have moved closer to the brink of economic — and therefore political and social — instability […]

Memories of lost souls befriended: American communists stranded in the USSR

Memories of lost souls befriended: American communists stranded in the USSR

Lev Navrozov While surfing the Russian Internet the other day, I came upon the Snob site (www.snob.ru), an “international Russian-language media project, which was launched in 2008, with the aim to connect international and global audience of influential, high-net worth individuals.” One item jumped at me right away: “Lessons of Patriotism from Tim Kirby,” an […]

Love for Obama fades, even in Europe

Love for Obama fades, even in Europe

Wesley Pruden Unrequited love is a sad and mournful thing, as any teenager could tell you. Barack Obama, too. His European friends, who swooned with such ardor four years ago, are cooling off. Mr. Obama still nourishes his lifelong crush on the Europeans, regarding them as the source of the type of government compassion and […]

Communist defector’s warning: The Democratic Party has become ‘infected with the Marxist virus’

Communist defector’s warning: The Democratic Party has become ‘infected with the Marxist virus’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Cliff Kincaid A top communist defector is warning of an unprecedented “alliance” between the Democratic Party and the Communist Party, reflected in the CPUSA’s endorsement of Barack Obama for president in 2008 and the party’s continued support for Democratic Party policies. But is this warning going to be too hot to […]