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2013: Get ready world, here it comes!

2013: Get ready world, here it comes!

By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time once again to look at the crystal ball, or snow globe, and attempt to peer ahead at the global political and economic horizon as we enter the New Year.  The political landscape offers both promise and peril but so many of the outcomes of each and […]

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Europe get the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity

Europe get the prize: Sixty years of peace, if not prosperity

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The European Union, the concert of 27 countries ranging from the Bay of Biscay to the Baltics and the Balkans  has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Some may smile, others may smirk, and many, when they think about it for a second time, may […]

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Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

Recalling how Britain responded to the London Blitz: 42,600 civilians died

By Ed Koch I was struck by an article which appeared in The New York Times on Nov. 19 reporting on the position of the British government on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Almost everyone acknowledges that the Hamas government in Gaza started the war, except for their Muslim supporters of Turkey, Egypt, […]

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Venezuela gains seat on UN Human Rights Council: 'Neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word'

Venezuela gains seat on UN Human Rights Council: 'Neither the U.S. nor the EU said a word'

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — First, the good news. The United States has been re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council along with Germany and Ireland. So too have been South Korea and Japan.  Now fasten your seat belts for the rest of the eighteen new selections to the 47 member Geneva –based […]

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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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As Syria's humanitarian crisis worsens, UN — checked by Russia and China — fails to act

As Syria's humanitarian crisis worsens, UN — checked by Russia and China — fails to act

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s ongoing civil war has shadowed the current UN General Assembly both with the danger of a widening regional humanitarian crisis and the challenge of a  politically deadlocked UN Security Council. The eighteen month conflict between the Damascus rulers and a wide coalition of opposition forces has seen […]

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Memorializing the D-Day beaches at Normandy

Memorializing the D-Day beaches at Normandy

By John J. Metzler PARIS — The Normandy Beaches which witnessed the epic 6 June 1944 Allied landings leading to the liberation of France and Nazi-occupied Europe, have been etched in the annals modern history. Now in a move supported by the French government, the  landing beaches would be inscribed into UNESCO’s World Heritage List, […]

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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

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 because they have forgotten […]

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Global economics and the future of the planet

Global economics and the future of the planet

By Sol W. Sanders You don’t have to be a determinist — believing as orthodox Marxists, all life’s decisions lie in the stomach — to occasionally believe overwhelming national and international economic movements will likely determine the future. But it sometimes helps. The thought comes after reading an analysis by Swedish Anders Aslund, a knowledgeable […]

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Pearl Harbor, 9-11 and the neo-isolationist temptation

Pearl Harbor, 9-11 and the neo-isolationist temptation

By Sol W. Sanders Chief Political Correctness High Priestess Diane Rehm, with one of her often-biased radio panel discussions, recently carried this ancient back to the late 1930s’ Great Debate, framed as “isolationism” vs. “interventionism” in foreign policy. (Full disclosure: I was a teen-age member of William Allen White’s Committee for Defending America by Aiding […]