Hungary only nation in West to formally act on behalf of endangered Mideast Christians

Hungary only nation in West to formally act on behalf of endangered Mideast Christians

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the silent tragedies among the conflicts raging in the Middle East, concerns the fate of the ancient and now persecuted Christian communities. Concerns for the forgotten and once vibrant Christian minorities especially in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are often politely air brushed out […]

The latest celebrity media trend: Inappropriate behavior by female ‘cougars’

The latest celebrity media trend: Inappropriate behavior by female ‘cougars’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto On the recent episodes of NBC’s America’s Got Talent the female judges, former Spice Girl band member Mel B. and former supermodel Heidi Klum are salivating over young male performers. This is part of a larger social trend whereby older women are dating younger men — and also talking […]

Propaganda as art: Think today’s Americans are not susceptible to mind control?

Propaganda as art: Think today’s Americans are not susceptible to mind control?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Loredana Vuoto Hollywood has mastered Joseph Goebbels’ famous propaganda strategy, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The lie: same-sex couples are ‘the new normal’ and can provide a loving family for children. This was recently depicted at the 56th […]

Trouble in paradise? Beyoncé-Jay Z public sex romp not unprecedented in la-la land

Trouble in paradise? Beyoncé-Jay Z public sex romp not unprecedented in la-la land

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto At this year’s Grammy Awards, married singers Beyoncé and Jay Z performed a racy number onstage that included his fondling of her posterior — right before the prying eyes of a boisterous live audience and millions watching on television. Beyoncé sang “Drunk In Love” on a spinning chair in […]

The strategic roots of the U.S. ‘defeat’ of Sept. 10, 2013

The strategic roots of the U.S. ‘defeat’ of Sept. 10, 2013

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There should be no ambiguity: the U.S. and the West suffered a transformative strategic reversal on Sept. 10, 2013, and Russia and Iran each separately made substantial strategic gains and consolidation as a consequence. But the pivotal decision of Sept. 10 by President Barack Obama […]

Syria: To avoid jumping to conclusions, don’t

Syria: To avoid jumping to conclusions, don’t

Sol W. Sanders   The old cliché has it that history is written by the victors. But the victors’ historians, too, are human. In an effort to write a narrative which the rest of us can follow, they pick up what we diginicks call a “thread”. Until someone identifies a major theme and writes [and […]

Two years later, Congress to investigate the crash that killed members of SEAL Team Six

Two years later, Congress to investigate the crash that killed members of SEAL Team Six

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto At last, there will be a congressional inquiry into the strange circumstances surrounding the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan in August 2011, which resulted in the deaths of 30 American service members and 8 Afghans, including elite troops from Navy SEAL Team Six, the contingent who killed Osama bin […]

Forgettable fathers: Tribute to a wise teacher of life lessons

Forgettable fathers: Tribute to a wise teacher of life lessons

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Fathers are like the pillars of a bridge — no one notices them unless they are not there. They are indispensable, mostly in so far as they selflessly serve others. The role of a father is not glamorous. And his value is easily overlooked, until the day he is […]