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Hanoi Jane: Dissed by the capitalist system she once condemned

Hanoi Jane: Dissed by the capitalist system she once condemned

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Hanoi Jane has been humbled. Recently, the home shopping channel QVC canceled a scheduled appearance by Jane Fonda. The actress was supposed to discuss her latest book, “Prime Time.” She is shocked and angry that QVC disinvited her because of mounting public opposition. “The network said they got a lot of […]

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Obama is melting down … unless the GOP beats him to it

Obama is melting down … unless the GOP beats him to it

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of a crackup. The debt-limit talks are beginning to take their toll. On Wednesday, the president stormed out of a meeting with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Like a petulant adolescent, Mr. Obama blamed the Virginia Republican for opposing a “grand bargain.” Yet Mr. Obama […]

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Obama’s Waterloo: Colossal overreach in debt-limit talks

Obama’s Waterloo: Colossal overreach in debt-limit talks

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Republicans have a golden opportunity to break Barack Obama’s presidency, ensuring he will be a one-termer. Mr. Obama has backed himself into a corner on the debt-limit talks; the GOP can smash his re-election prospects if they have the will — and intelligence — to do it. Mr. Obama has asked that the […]

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JOURNALISM MATTERS: The Casey Anthony story and the demise of U.S. media

JOURNALISM MATTERS: The Casey Anthony story and the demise of U.S. media

By Uwe Siemon-Netto No self-respecting newsman will shed a tear over the demise of The News of The World, London’s reprehensible Sunday paper whose reporters acted  like a cross between KGB spooks and Mafia thugs for years. These weren’t journalists. Professional journalists don’t tap other people’s telephones; nor are professional journalists vile bigots stirring their […]

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Redistributing American wealth globally is socialism and doesn't work; End foreign aid now

Redistributing American wealth globally is socialism and doesn't work; End foreign aid now

By Grace Vuoto   As America heads towards bankruptcy, Republicans and Democrats should be looking to slice one part of the budget whole hog: foreign aid. We cannot take care of our own citizens, let alone giving away money to help citizens of other nations. This is a luxury we can no longer afford.   […]

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Founders cited 'pursuit of happiness' not 'guarantee of happiness'

Founders cited 'pursuit of happiness' not 'guarantee of happiness'

The second sentence of the Declaration of Inde pendence contains the most beautiful song of human liberation ever composed. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those […]

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Obama's disastrous energy strategy: One part black magic, two parts propaganda

Obama's disastrous energy strategy: One part black magic, two parts propaganda

By Sol W. Sanders Again, and again, we must return to energy, the mother’s milk of the economy where the Obama Administration’s ham-fisted tactics are strangling the baby of recovery in the crib. In his June 29th press conference, the president again singled out rebates to push U.S. fossil fuel production in his demand for […]

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Obama, the LBJ of our time, never had a plan for victory in Afghanistan

Obama, the LBJ of our time, never had a plan for victory in Afghanistan

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Mr. Obama essentially has admitted defeat. He has publicly announced that U.S. forces will begin to pull out and that the process will be accelerated by the summer of 2012 — just in time for the election campaign. The administration has set a definite timetable for the American drawdown. In 2014, the […]

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Obama again rebuffs Taiwan to appease PRC; Taipei lacks independent security strategy

Obama again rebuffs Taiwan to appease PRC; Taipei lacks independent security strategy

Global Information System in Washington and Taipei The following is based on the original long-form reports The Republic of China on Taiwan on June 24 petitioned Washington to be able to submit a letter of request (LoR) to buy 66 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 50/52 fighter aircraft and an upgrade program for its 146 older […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Drawdown in Afghanistan – will populism again trump victory?

WORLD MATTERS: Drawdown in Afghanistan – will populism again trump victory?

By Uwe Siemon-Netto President Barack Obama’s decision to set a timeline for the withdrawal of 33,000 U.S. forces from Afghanistan against the advice of his generals begs the question: Will populist reflexes inevitably prevent democracies from winning wars of long duration? One of democracy’s most determined antagonists came to this conclusion 60 years ago. North […]