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Post election America: Divided, broke but still dynamic

Post election America: Divided, broke but still dynamic

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — America appears to have crossed the political Rubicon. On the one shore, that of the red states, people are rooted in more traditional values, religion, individualism and entrepreneurialism.  On the blue shore, people embrace different oft trendier values, cherish political correctness and secularism,  often do favor entrepreneurialism, but […]

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Remind me again: What is so great about Europe?

Remind me again: What is so great about Europe?

By Sol W. Sanders Maybe it’s because you can fly faster from America to Europe than westward to the U.S.? But for whatever reason, a standard politically correct mantra these days is how if we would just imitate the Europeans, everything would be better. Which of the accepted five categories of propaganda this argument falls […]

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Iran grand strategy has not changed: Replace U.S. as dominant Mideast power

Iran grand strategy has not changed: Replace U.S. as dominant Mideast power

By Fariborz Saremi Iran has consistently employed the same strategic reasoning over the last year and remains focused on two key aims. On the one hand, Iran is absolutely determined to curb U.S. American ambitions in and around the Middle East while bolstering its own influence in that region. Secondly, it is striving to develop […]

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U.S. global competitiveness ranking: From 1 to 7th since 2007

U.S. global competitiveness ranking: From 1 to 7th since 2007

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the seemingly interminable election campaign nears the finish line, there are a few glaringly missing topics which  remain almost untouched. The first deals with an issue affecting nearly everyone and the other one which may determine America’s future scientific prowess and potential. Gasoline prices.  Here we have […]

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U.S. intel report on Huawei, ZTE could impact globalization of Chinese economy

U.S. intel report on Huawei, ZTE could impact globalization of Chinese economy

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Are Huawei and ZTE, two of China’s most successful high-tech multinational companies, agents of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) administration spying on companies and citizens in the U.S.? Earlier this week, a bipartisan U.S. House Intelligence Committee report urged American companies not to use products manufactured by Huawei Technologies Inc. and […]

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The King’s English and the most critical economic debate since WWII

The King’s English and the most critical economic debate since WWII

By Sol W. Sanders Our use of our brilliant English language, already undermined by primary and secondary education abandoning old forms of teaching grammar and elocution, takes a further beating during this current frenetic political season. Words and definitions get tortured out of shape further confusing already infinitely complicated issues of logic and political choice. […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Trivializing evil is a GOP mistake

FAITH MATTERS: Trivializing evil is a GOP mistake

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 and same-sex marriage. […]

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The 2012 debate for a pampered republic: Belt-tightening or more pump-priming?

The 2012 debate for a pampered republic: Belt-tightening or more pump-priming?

By Sol W. Sanders “Now that no one buys our votes, the public has long since cast off its cares; the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things — bread and circuses.” – Juvenal, circa 100 B.C. Thus a Roman satirist […]

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When Irene hit, Vermont — not government — showed what people can do

When Irene hit, Vermont — not government — showed what people can do

By John J. Metzler BRANDON, Vermont — It’s been a year since Tropical Storm Irene unexpectedly crashed into Vermont, causing unprecedented flooding and damage throughout much of the Green Mountain state. Yet despite Irene’s wrath across much of the Northeast, Vermont’s near singular resilience and steadfastness in the face of the storm remains an enduring […]

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Noticing Romney's unnoticed energy proposal

Noticing Romney's unnoticed energy proposal

By Sol W. Sanders Stolid Mitt Romney has come up with an energy plan with a stinger in its tail. The mainstream media, fixated on distractions of the Democratic matador’s cape, virtually ignored it. Energy aficionados gave it a ho-hum reception since it calls on hoary common-sense arguments. But the plan contains a magnificent hidden […]