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As Obama reflects on his legacy, here is a gentle, corrective re-assessment

As Obama reflects on his legacy, here is a gentle, corrective re-assessment

By Sol W. Sanders  November 16, 2016 Historians will debate the importance of the Obama Administration and its role in American history for decades to come, of course. The legacy which presidents leave behind them is always a concern of our chief executives, and it has been of even more importance to Barack Obama. As […]

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Syria: What Obama hath wrought is about to become his successor’s nightmare

Syria: What Obama hath wrought is about to become his successor’s nightmare

By Sol W. Sanders September 5, 2016 It would be hard to exaggerate the mess in the Middle East that President Barack Obama is leaving his successor. While the five-year Syrian civil war continues unabated, pitting a number of different armed groups against each other with their foreign sponsors, Washington is caught in its own […]

 FreePressers Staff

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Only one strategy can answer the spreading blood lust of Islamic terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders While the authorities continue to sort out the career of Omar Mateen, the killer who perpetrated the greatest mass killing in American history, U.S. strategy remains confused. There never has been a question of the enormous potential for Daesh [ISIS or ISIL] to inflict suffering on Americans and […]

 FreePressers Staff

Rumors that the GOP is dead ‘have been greatly exaggerated’

Rumors that the GOP is dead ‘have been greatly exaggerated’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Reports of the demise of the Republican Party are premature. It makes good copy for Fox News and the few other slightly serious current spectacle reports. But the Talking Heads who spout this prediction have forgotten if they ever knew much about the history of American political parties. […]

 FreePressers Staff

The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a teleprompter] was a failure in his effort to move to a more “presidential” persona. One […]

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Abe's post-tsunami comeback strategy for Japan may add nuclear and military muscle

Abe's post-tsunami comeback strategy for Japan may add nuclear and military muscle

By Sol W. Sanders Tokyo – Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is racing against time. His recent landslide victory was a vote against the fumbling incumbent Democratic Party of Japan, which was from its inception a collection of diametrically opposed ideological partners. It scooped up leftwing socialists and disgruntled conservatives who left Abe’s “government” […]

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Out of control monster bureaucracies: Take the National Security Council, please

Out of control monster bureaucracies: Take the National Security Council, please

By Sol W. Sanders Macabre aspects continue to surface concerning the Sept. 11 Bengahzi events, when four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador in more than three decades, were murdered, with less than adequate security and no aid during a seven-hour attack. United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice’s withdrawal from consideration for secretary of state […]

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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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What is the once-free press good for? Absolutely nothing

What is the once-free press good for? Absolutely nothing

By Sol W. Sanders The great American newspaper is dying, done in by incompetent journalists and management unable to deal with asphyxiation brought on by the digital revolution. It is going out not with a bang, but a whimper. That simpering you see is subservience to the Obama administration, sometimes with such intellectual corruption that […]

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Now would be the right time to recall Obama's words and actions in the Mideast

Now would be the right time to recall Obama's words and actions in the Mideast

By Sol W. Sanders Only Lewis Carroll could have done justice to the Obama Administration’s fall down the dark hole into the U.S.’ latest Middle East misadventures. Beginning with his Cairo and Istanbul speeches in the spring of 2009, President Obama attempted, indeed, “a new beginning,” as speechwriter Thomas E. Donilon, now, significantly, national security […]