‘The greater love’ survives a massacre


Wesley Pruden Gloria Steinem was wrong. Once in a fit of frustration she rolled her eyes, stamped her feet, and declared that “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” This became a battle cry in the war between the sexes. Three young women, who survived the movie-palace massacre in Colorado because [...]

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Culture,Wesley Pruden | Read More »

Another ‘leading-from-behind-triumph’: Syria’s ‘nationalist’ disaster makes way for something worse

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qara, near Damascus July 20.  /Shaam News Network/Reuters

Sol W. Sanders   Whatever develops out of the bloody, chaotic mess Syria has become, it is unlikely that the short-term outcome will be good or the long-term prospects much brighter. One has only to recall the dozens of post-World War II coups that preceded the arrival of the Assad/Alawite/Baathist dictatorship in 1970, a dictatorship [...]

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Daily Brief,Exclusives,Life,Mideast,Sol Sanders,Syria,Top Stories | Read More »

Congressional probe of Arpaio evidence could dwarf Watergate


Jeffrey T. Kuhner This column was published orginally by and The Washington Times National Weekly. America may be facing a constitutional crisis. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., has made a startling declaration: President Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent. If true — and I stress if — then this scandal dwarfs Watergate. In [...]

July 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Jeffrey Kuhner,Life,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Escape from the USSR and immigration to USA: We did it our way, and legally

Ellis Island.

Lev Navrozov The year was 1969. To an outsider, it would seem that the occupants of that white stone house on the hill, acres of birch trees, a cherry orchard, and surrounded by a high fence are happily enjoying their life. We worked at home. Rarely, my wife, chief editor of the Soviet branch of [...]

July 20th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Lev Navrozov,Life,Russia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Olympic uniform controversary brings bipartisan ‘gotcha moment’

U.S. Olympic athletes rower Giuseppe Lanzone, left, and swimmer Ryan Lochte are pictured wearing the 2012 US Olympic team uniforms, made by Ralph Lauren.  /Reuters

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — With the London Summer Olympics fast approaching, the eyes of America are on Team USA, or more precisely on the manufacturer’s labels on their uniforms. What looked like a proud sporting moment when designer Ralph Lauren unveiled a really classy looking blue navy blazer, white pants and slightly improbable [...]

July 18th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,England,Exclusives,John Metzler,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Culture,U.S. Politics | Read More »

Soviet health care almost aborted our son

Soviet health care: No medicine and no care.

Lev Navrozov In 1972, my wife, our son, my mother, and I were on our way to the United States from Italy, where we had spent almost six months waiting for our American visas to be processed. All other Russian émigrés who also received their visas chose to go to the United States by plane. [...]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Lev Navrozov,Life,Russia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Culture,World Links | Read More »

China economic dragon’s fire turns out to be hot air

A tricycle porter transports packs of tissue paper outside a wholesale market in Beijing, China on July 10.  /Alexander F. Yua/AP

Sol W. Sanders   It’s taken quite a long time but now even National Public Radio’s Beijing correspondent acknowledges Chinese statistics are a little more than dubious. It’s become an even more critical issue for more than a minority of us who have cast doubt on them for a long time. For there’s now general [...]

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in China,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,NE Asia,Sol Sanders,Top Stories | Read More »

Addressing the voters as grown-ups

Eric Holder.

Wesley Pruden Campaign politics is all about pandering. You can’t expect a candidate to show up to talk anything but drivel when his survival is on the line. But not always. Mitt Romney showed up this week in Houston to speak to the annual convention of the National Association of Colored People. Some people thought [...]

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Media,U.S. Politics,Wesley Pruden | Read More »

Bury Lenin, skip the state honors and hold his cult accountable


Jeffrey T. Kuhner Finally, Russians are considering burying Vladimir Lenin. Since his death in 1924, the Bolshevik leader’s embalmed body has been lying in a glass coffin in a mausoleum on Moscow’s Red Square. For many, he is the shining symbol of Soviet communism — a martyr to the utopian cause of socialist revolution. However, [...]

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Jeffrey Kuhner,Life,Russia,Top Stories | Read More »

To hell with comprehensive solutions in general and Obamacare in particular


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 [...]

July 9th, 2012 | Posted in Columnists,COMMENTARY,Exclusives,Life,Sol Sanders,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Economy,U.S. Politics,World Links | Read More »

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