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WORLD MATTERS: Drawdown in Afghanistan – will populism again trump victory?

WORLD MATTERS: Drawdown in Afghanistan – will populism again trump victory?

By Uwe Siemon-Netto President Barack Obama’s decision to set a timeline for the withdrawal of 33,000 U.S. forces from Afghanistan against the advice of his generals begs the question: Will populist reflexes inevitably prevent democracies from winning wars of long duration? One of democracy’s most determined antagonists came to this conclusion 60 years ago. North […]

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With a slave state a massive as China, can freedom survive?

By Lev Navrozov My Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1970 edition, Vol.5, says in its 58-page article “China” that “The People’s Republic of China…was founded on the principles of Marx, Lenin and Stalin, and of Mao Tse-tung’s ‘New Democracy’.”  On page 595, we read: “Communist party leader Mao Tse-tung.” Marx died in 1883. But the 3rd volume of […]

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The great Middle American revolt gives rise to Michele Bachman and Gov. Rick Perry

The great Middle American revolt gives rise to Michele Bachman and Gov. Rick Perry

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The winds of change are blowing. A political rebellion is brewing. The 2012 Republican presidential nomination is taking place within historic times: The decline and fall of big-government liberalism. President Obama’s attempt to transform America is finally creating a powerful backlash. The Obama presidency lies in rubble; failure has been its […]

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Gov. Rick Perry: Will he or won't he?

Gov. Rick Perry: Will he or won't he?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry . . . wanted to tell a story. Perry plopped his snakeskin-booted feet on the desk, held an imaginary cigar (“cee-gar”) between his fingers, and assumed the persona of his predecessor, George W. Bush. One day in the winter of 2000, Perry recounted, when Bush was still the top dog in […]

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Koch: Mr. President, No one is above the law

Koch: Mr. President, No one is above the law

By Ed Koch  Imagine what the public response would be if former President George W. Bush, during his term of office, had engaged in armed conflict with some country without securing Congressional authorization under the War Powers Resolution, adopted in 1973.  That resolution allows the President to engage in “hostilities” for a period of 60 […]

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Obama: From 'annointed' to above the rule of law

Obama: From 'annointed' to above the rule of law

  By Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama has crossed the Rubicon. He now believes — and acts — as if he is above the law; the Constitution no longer applies to him. This is the real meaning behind the U.S. military intervention in Libya. Mr. Obama is abrogating the linchpin of our democracy: the rule of law. […]

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Can this country survive Obama’s second term?

Can this country survive Obama’s second term?

By Lev Navrozov Let me start by quoting one of my readers’ e-mails of June 11, 2011. Janice W. is an American citizen. She immigrated into the United States in 1993 and refers to herself as an “ardent citizen” of this country. This is what she says: “I am astounded at the blindness of most […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Homobonide twaddle, the cause of Robert Gates’ frustration

WORLD MATTERS: Homobonide twaddle, the cause of Robert Gates’ frustration

By Uwe Siemon-Netto Who is to blame for Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ frustration with NATO? In one word: Homobonides. You don’t know what Homobonides are? Not to worry. I have just made up this term, translating the sardonic German expression, Gutmenschen, into English with a little help from Latin. So what are Gutmenschen? Not really […]

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Weiner nation: Moral degeneracy rules

Weiner nation: Moral degeneracy rules

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Rep. Anthony D. Weiner has become the face of the Democratic Party. The New York congressman is embroiled in a scandal. Mr. Weiner has admitted sending sexual messages, as well as a lewd photo of his crotch, to numerous women — six so far and counting. Moreover, a picture of his naked […]

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Do American voters know who their president is?

Do American voters know who their president is?

By Lev Navrozov Characteristic of our time is a polar difference between free countries and slave countries. On the other hand, in the 19th century, freedom was developing in many countries. Let me take the 19th-century Russia as an example. To the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, my Britannica, 1970 edition, devotes 3 pages and concludes […]