Save Belgium: Postmodernists to the Rescue

Aaron Timms of The Sydney Morning Herald loves Belgium. In a column this week, Mr. Timms writes

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Which Plants Are Witch?

The Babylonians believed in a female demon that inhabited ruins. Her name, they said, was Lilith. However, in Hebrew folklore Lilith was Adam’s first wife. Then in medieval times she was a famous witch. Likewise, Hecate was the Greek goddess of earth, moon and underworld only later, as Macbeth discovered, to preside over all witches.

By Wes Porter - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Left wing Hampton blasts left wing media for being, er, left wing

Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton let the media have it last week for ignoring issues that he and the NDP (and no doubt a lot of Ontarians) care about. Hampton opened up on the fourth estate while being questioned by reporters during a campaign stop in Hamilton during the final week of the campaign.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Jesus to Judas

For 15 years, Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement were the symbol, the inspiration, and the dream of Free Lebanon. The flame was kept alive through the few pure souls who believed in something greater than themselves; Free Lebanon. During those dark years, Michel Aoun was revered as our Nelson Mandela, or Che Guevara, our George Washington.

By Guest Column Charles Jalkh/Freedom Fighter- Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Top FBI Lockerbie investigator disputes CFP story

“Proper judicial procedure is simply impossible if political interests and intelligence services—from whichever side—succeed in interfering in the actual conduct of a court… The purpose of intelligence services—from whichever side—lies in secret action and deception, not in the search for truth. Justice and the rule of law can never be achieved without transparency.”
—Hans Koechler, U.N. observer at the Zeist trial

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Are the Communists Coming?

It is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish between the agenda of the Democratic party, and the agenda of the Communist Party. Joelle Fishman, Chair, Political Action Committee, CPUSA, says,

By Henry Lamb - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

The Iraqi Tar Baby

As one of those who thought the invasion of Iraq was a good thing to do for both humanitarian and strategic reasons, the flow of books by those who went there after the invasion or by Iraqis who did their best to put it on the path to democracy all tell essentially the same story.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s ‘Phony Soldiers’

Talker Rush Limbaugh is under fire for being falsely accused of saying that any U.S. soldier who comes out against the war is a “phony soldier.” He did not, of course, say such a thing. Rush was actually talking about a man named Jesse Macbeth, who was touted by anti-war activists as a soldier who came out against the war, but it turned out later that Macbeth never served in the military at all.

By Warner Todd Huston - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

When did Life, Liberty and Freedom Become an extreme Right-Wing Idea

So-called “right-wing conservatives” (the foundational base of the Republican Party) are prepared to grant Republican moderates who hijacked their party, their 2008 election wish.

By JB Williams - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

More Vital to U.S. History: Columbus Day or Cesar Chavez’ Birthday

Racism is an insidious monster, regardless of its origin or target.

By John Lillpop - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

“E Pluribus Unum”

My sons are both in high school and are under the common teenage misconception that they are liberals. They parrot what they hear from their teachers, their friends at school, and their father from my first marriage. They don’t necessarily want to engage me in debate about my conservative beliefs.

By Nancy Salvato - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

The Blue Angels: A Symbol of U.S. Navy Pride

The U.S. Navy’s flight exhibition squadron, the Blue Angels, is a rare treat to behold. They are a fine example of the precision, discipline, and sheer guts exhibited by our military.

By Felicia Benamon - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Anusitis and Other Causes of Rectal Bleeding

“Why didn’t you come to see me earlier? It could have saved you months of worry,” I recently asked a patient. She had delayed seeing me because of rectal bleeding and she was terrified I’d tell her the diagnosis was cancer. Yet her only complaint was anusitis, an often overlooked rectal condition. But whether it’s anusitis or a serious problem a cardinal rule is never, never ignore rectal bleeding.

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

Barroso and Bilderberg to the Rescue of Belgium. Will the UK Be Ousted from the EU

Today, day 119 since the general elections of June 10th, Belgium still has no government. Belgium’s politicians, however, expect the country to have a new government soon. Yves Leterme, the leader of the Flemish Christian-Democrats, who last week was reappointed as “formateur” (Prime Minister Designate) by Belgium’s King Albert II, knows that he has no choice but to succeed in forming a government. If he does not, his political career is over. Mr Leterme, who won last June’s elections on a pro-Flemish platform, will have to withdraw all the Flemish demands because the Walloon politicians have vetoed them all.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

Fall Guy

If spring is the budding season, summer the season of sunshine and roses, and winter, except for snow-bunnies, the season that drives us southward, or indoors, then, autumn, dazzling in its cloak of blazing colors, is a season for all reasons.

By William Bedford - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

How Benazir played into Musharraf’s hands

imageISLAMABAD: Even before the Supreme Court ruled that the presidential election should go ahead as planned, President Pervez Musharraf had emerged a political winner.

Musharraf had successfully taken revenge on Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by destroying the traditional political role of the Pakistan People’s Party, founded in 1967 against a military dictator, General Ayub Khan.

By Hamid Mir - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

Senator Calls Treaty a “Disaster” For America

Liberal Senate Democrats and the U.S. State Department are desperate to get the U.N.‘s Law of the Sea Treaty ratified.

By Cliff Kincaid - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

The central reasons why we are opposed to MMP

By Peter Woolstencroft

Ontarians on October 10th will make an important choice between the existing first-past-the post (FPTP) electoral system and the proposed replacement, MMP (mixed -member proportional). It has been said that FPTP has problems. We are   democratic reformers, but the proposed system is more flawed and will create even more problems.

By News on the Net - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

Yves Leterme Is Too Soft. Will Flanders Join EFTA?

113 days after the general elections of June 10th, Belgium still has no government. On Saturday evening, King Albert II reappointed Yves Leterme, the leader of the Flemish Christian-Democrat Party and the winner of last June’s elections, as “formateur” (Prime Minister Designate).

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story

Brainy Republicans Support U.N. Sea Treaty

“If Democrats had any brains, they’d be Republicans.” This is the new partisan blast from Ann Coulter. One major problem with her thesis is that her book is being released at a time when members of the Bush Administration are currently joining with liberal Senate Democrats in trying to rush through the dangerous U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty.

By Cliff Kincaid - Sunday, October 7, 2007 - Full Story