Most Recent Columns

Public/Private Partnerships: Government-Sanction Monopolies

During the first years of the Clinton Administration in the early 1990s, there was much fanfare about a new policy to “reinvent government.” It was sold as a way to make government more efficient and less costly. It would, said its proponents, “bring business technologies to public service.”

By Tom Deweese - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Going Nuts in Waziristan

Okay, so let’s pretend you were one of the sons of one of the wealthiest families in Saudi Arabia. You were guaranteed a good job. You had a couple of wives. The problem was that you just didn’t feel fulfilled. You weren’t a member of the royal family of Saud, so you could never be king. You probably would not become president of the family business no matter how hard you worked or prayed. So, there you are, stuck with a couple of million, a family, and a lot of time on your hands.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Greens Will Leave us Cold and Hungry

There is always a point in time when reality steps up to remind everyone that bad ideas come with a price to pay. The long history of environmental bad ideas are now beginning to cause food riots around the world with its campaign for biofuels and against the energy that powers great economies and feeds the world.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Neither Dalton Nor David McGuinty Should Push Another Carbon Tax

With gas prices soaring and Stephane Dion suggesting a new federal carbon tax, it is time for Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to make it clear where he stands on this issue. The last thing Ontario needs is another tax. Especially one that follows the new fad of protecting ‘Mother Earth’ when, in practice, carbon taxes do anything but.

By Kevin Gaudet - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Has CAIR Violated Its Non-Profit Tax Status?

By Joe Kaufman, Full Article

CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations was founded, in June of 1994, as part of a Hamas-related quad of groups known as the Palestine Committee.  Since then, CAIR has lost a number of its representatives due to terrorist activity, and it has been named by the U.S. government as a co-conspirator for a Hamas financing trial.

By Guest Column Joe Kaufman- Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

38 Individuals Involved in US-Romania Organized Crime Charged

Thirty-eight individuals with ties to international organized crime have been charged in two separate indictments involving computer and credit card fraud schemes, Deputy Attorney General Mark R. Filip, Romanian Prosecutor General Laura Codruta Kovesi, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Thomas P. O’Brien and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Nora R. Dannehy said in a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

False Accusations Harm Cause of Human Rights:  The Case of Mary Mandol

Mary MondolEditor’s Note: On April 29, Canada Free Press (CFP) picked up a story sent by Christian Newswire about a persecuted mother and her infant son in Bangladesh.  From the outset, people trying to help could not find Mary Mondol, the woman who was the subject of the story.  The Chicago-based Dr. Richard Benkin, who successfully fought for the release of Bangladeshi journalist, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, imprisoned after writing articles in the Weekly Blitz warning the outside world about the rise of Islamic radicals, urging Bangladesh to recognize Israel, and advocating for religious equality, contacted Choudhury to track down Mary Mondol, a Christian woman living in Dhaka.  Following are the results of their investigation.  Since 2006, Dr. Benkin has been investigating and exposing the emerging South Asian threat stemming from the cooperation of radical Communists and radical Islamists.  He has termed this the “Red-Green Alliance” and continues to speak about the atrocities and strategic advantages it already has carried out, as well as the very real threat it poses to us all.

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Dreaming up new rights

The recent controversy over Canada’s refusal to recognize the “Right to Food”, which is another of those dubious “rights” dreamed up by the UN is illustrative of how most of the world views the West as a fat cow willing to be milked to death.  I’m all in favor of human rights, but it seems that every week the UN appears to magically discover some new, previously unknown human right, while simultaneously forgetting about some human rights it believes to be obsolete.

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

‘New Yorkers Are Smarter Than Other Americans’

Speaking as a Chicagoan, I get my “second city” dander up every time I hear people who live in New York City patting themselves on the back and blathering aloud about how much better they are than the rest of us peons in flyover country.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Full Story

Beware Liberals in Republican Clothing

Dooms day prognosticators are warning of dire circumstances should Americans elect either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, or any combination thereof.

By John Lillpop - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

Afghan Journalist Charged With Insulting Islam Appeals Death Sentence

“Prosecutor Ahmad Khan Ayar told the appeals court that the primary court sentence [of death] was “the right decision” according to Islamic law and the Afghan Constitution.”

Yes, Afghanistan, where the constitution stipulates that “no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam” (Chapter 1, Article 3). How many U.S. policymakers didn’t even see this one coming?

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

EU Kosovo mission to face delay

By Elitsa Vucheva

The EU’s mission to Kosovo is unlikely to be fully operational by 15 June, as first planned, due to opposition by Serbia and Russia which are blocking the transfer of power from the UN to the EU and local authorities.

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

He who plants the wind shall reap the storm

By: Colonel Charbel Barakat

“It was a forlorn day when the Lebanese agreed, albeit under duress, to the ‘Taef Accord”.  It necessitated dismantling and disarming the militias in 1990.

Syria, which at the time was occupying Lebanon, kept and retained Hezbollah, the one terrorizing Lebanon today, as the sole armed militia under the slogan of “fighting Israel”.

By Guest Column Colonel Charbel Barakat- Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

The Green Cult or Soviet Experiment

The application of the UN’s “Agenda 21” for “Sustainable Development” is in full swing here in Niagara. What is Agenda 21? Google “Agenda 21” and “Sustainable Development” and the very real and scary truth will be there on your computer screen.

By Guest Column Bob Mackie- Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

Bridge linking Busayefi to Hawr Rajab opened

By Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky, 2nd BCT, 3rd ID

FOB KALSU - Brightly painted flowers, hearts and polka-dots color the new bridge with cheery symbols.  Most
importantly, the bridge’s construction between the communities of Busayefi and Hawr Rajab paints a symbol of unity.

By Guest Column - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Full Story

Flagship OPPO DVD Player Another Value Hit

It looks as if OPPO Digital has done it again. The company’s new flagship DVD player builds on the success of its previous models, adding new capabilities and even better quality to the mix.