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Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There are important lessons for the U.S. in the apprehension in Belgium, after four months, of one of the chief perpetrators of the Nov. 13, 1915 Paris massacre which took the lives of 130 innocents. This security lapse has its parallel in the current state of relations between […]

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Failure to probe Benghazi a disgrace to U.S. journalism

Failure to probe Benghazi a disgrace to U.S. journalism

By Sol W. Sanders Today I am ashamed to be an American journalist In October 1956, my friend the leading Indian newsman of his generation, Shri Mulgaokar, wrote an iconic essay, “Today I am ashamed to be an Indian”. Mr. Mugaolkar flayedIndian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his communist Ambassdor to the United Nations V.K. […]

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When world leaders talk about 'human rights' and when they do not

When world leaders talk about 'human rights' and when they do not

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The spectacle of the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh did more to lay bare the problems, conflicts and paradoxes of relations among the region’s wildly different and widely scattered nations than to resolve them. The fact that at least three of the leaders at this year’s ASEAN summit won’t be around […]

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Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

By Sol W. Sanders For those of us who opposed the re-election of the President precisely for his announced effort “to transform” America into something tradition had never favored, there has been an even deeper and troubling election result. Most of the post-election blather has been just that. Exit-polling has always been extremely unreliable and […]

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That other election: The metrosexual male vs the teetotaller square

That other election: The metrosexual male vs the teetotaller square

By Sol W. Sanders There is another parallel shadowy election tomorrow – no candidates, no poll counting, and no definitive victory or defeat. It’s the little acknowledged cultural war playing out, a fierce contest hardly talked about publicly – at least not identifying it with each candidate. Using labels of another day, the presidential contestants […]

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Whither the U.S. Navy?

Whither the U.S. Navy?

By John J. Metzler New York — “Navy Sails into New Era,” trumpeted the China Daily as it proudly announced “aircraft carrier set to enhance China’s maritime combat capability.”  The Beijing media has lauded the commissioning of the carrier Liaoning, which has entered the People’s Liberation Navy thus placing China in a new maritime league. […]

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Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think?

By Lev Navrozov I am going to say something I know may not be popular with the readers. I spent half of my life in Stalin’s Russia. I was born there, got married there, and I never knew what the television set looks like. My mother would say, “Why do you need to watch television […]

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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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To hell with comprehensive solutions in general and Obamacare in particular

To hell with comprehensive solutions in general and Obamacare in particular

By Sol W. Sanders Lost in the political fracas in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision, but emeshed in the still expanding bureaucratic jungle — and cost — of Obamacare is a fundamental issue: it is another failed attempt at “a comprehensive solution” to complex problems. It‘s not a new phenomenon. Since the French […]

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The coming train wreck

The coming train wreck

By Sol W. Sanders Resembling a huge 74-wheeler packed with unassembled goodies, the U.S. is stranded on the world economy grade-crossing with the Euro express gathering speed as it tears down the Trans-Atlantic financial tracks for a seemingly inevitable collision. A police report written by patronizing Harvard economists some time in the dim future, will […]

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