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Cold War revival: Russian TV host closes down Jefferson Memorial

WorldTribune.com An employee of Moscow-funded Russia Today and a camera crew from the channel were part of an effort last Saturday that closed down the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. in the name of free speech. One can guess at the reaction by Moscow authorities if employees of the Voice of America had disrupted access […]

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What does the new Gaza flotilla have to do with the Freedom Riders?

What does the new Gaza flotilla have to do with the Freedom Riders?

By Ed Koch Sometime this month a flotilla of ships will once again seek to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.  This effort is similar to the one that took place  a year ago.  That last attempt to break the Gaza blockade ended with nine people on the ships being killed after they attacked […]

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The one Republicans really want

The one Republicans really want

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner There is a potential presidential candidate whom almost every Republican wants. This person would not only galvanize the GOP base, but attract large numbers of independents and centrists as well. He would smash President Obama in 2012 and probably win by a landslide. He is Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. More […]

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American voters in 2012 must heed the lessons of world history

American voters in 2012 must heed the lessons of world history

By Lev Navrozov The annihilation of the free countries of today by a slave country such as the PRC will mean the end of that creative genius in art, philosophy, science and technology, which are valued so highly in the free countries. Even art reached its heights of genius only in relatively free countries. The […]

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Housing illusion: Washington policies have only prolonged the pain

Housing illusion: Washington policies have only prolonged the pain

Financial markets took a big tumble Wednesday on a series of lackluster economic reports, but the more distressing news was intellectual. Despite at least a decade of contrary evidence, the media and business classes still clamor for a miraculous housing recovery that will save the U.S. economy. The sooner we shed this illusion, the faster […]

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Obama toasts the queen of England and, with his silence, the assault on conservative speech

Obama toasts the queen of England and, with his silence, the assault on conservative speech

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The party president is at it again. In Ireland, he belted back some Guinness. In Britain, he savored $1,000 wine and toasted the queen. In Poland, he is sure to feast on pirogi and vodka. Yet President Obama’s European trip is more than a waste of taxpayer dollars on celebrity diplomacy. […]

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Obama as an icon symbolizing American exceptionalism makes him hard to defeat

Obama as an icon symbolizing American exceptionalism makes him hard to defeat

By Shelby Steele ….The president’s success in having Osama bin Laden killed is an exception to a pattern of excruciatingly humble and hesitant leadership abroad. Mr. Obama has been deeply ambivalent about the application of American power, as if a shameful “neocolonialism” attends every U.S. action in the world. In Libya he seems actually to […]

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Candidate blues? Hey, here's how the Republicans can win in 2012

Candidate blues? Hey, here's how the Republicans can win in 2012

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The prospective GOP presidential field is emerging. Republicans risk snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Mike Huckabee is out. Donald Trump threw in the towel. Newt Gingrich is floundering. Outside of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (who also may not run) there is only one other big name: Mitt Romney. […]

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No to Newt: 2008 was his missed opportunity

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Newt Gingrich has thrown his hat into the ring. The former House speaker has formally declared he will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Gingrich has toyed for years with running for the White House. Now he finally is all in. Mr. Gingrich has many positive attributes. He is articulate, […]

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Moscow seeks shared operations of missile defense, plans new ICBM

Moscow seeks shared operations of missile defense, plans new ICBM

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Obama administration is pressing Russia to conclude a cooperation agreement on missile defenses that critics say could compromise key technologies to Moscow. The White House announced April 21 that Vice President Joseph Biden discussed next steps on missile defense “during a telephone conversation with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.” […]