Opinion

Le Pen says the EU ‘will die’, globalists to be defeated

Le Pen - Euractiv

The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday (26 March), promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. Euractiv Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the leader of the Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party, told the rally in Lille that the ... Read More »

Discriminative ‘freedom’ of press

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With the European Parliament’s distribution ban on Daily Sabah for trumped-up reasons, the so-called champions of free media resonated in minds with hypocrisy once again Ibrahim Altay Daily Sabah It is always sobering to see selective reasoning and pick-and-choose tactics being used when it comes to basic freedoms, especially by people and entities that always touted themselves as the champions of those values. Granted, it would… Discriminative ‘freedom’ of… Read More »

It’s time to re-think how things are done

The Examiner

It strikes me that we all need to stop, pause, take a breath, look around and re-think the way we’re doing things. Piia Wirsu The Examiner From education to environment, to energy production, to agriculture, it feels as though we are on some nightmarish merry-go-round of rhetoric and policies that descends a little further each time it does a revolution. The pressures of… It’s time to… Read More »

American anniversaries from hell

Asia Times

It’s true that, last week, few in Congress cared to discuss, no less memorialize, the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Tom Engelhardt Asia Times Nonetheless, two anniversaries of American disasters and crimes abroad – the “mission accomplished” debacle of 2003 and the 45th anniversary of the My Lai massacre – were at least noted in passing in our world. In my hometown… American anniversaries from… Read More »

The Fabric of Arab Society Is in Tatters

Arab society - The NI

Will Arab governments rise to the challenge? Geneive Abdo The National Interest Earlier this month, religious scholars gathered in Cairo at an unusual meeting to call for equality among religious minorities within Islamic societies—not just in matters of religion but in civil affairs as well. Although on the… The Fabric of… Read More »

Private Contractors Force Feed Refugees To States That Quit The Program

The Daily Caller

The Thomas More Law Center has initiated a lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly. Jim Simpson The Daily Caller The suit charges that the government is violating both the U.S. Constitution’s Spending Clause and the 10th Amendment by forcing Tennessee to cover the costs of refugee resettlement in the state even though Tennessee… Private Contractors Force… Read More »

Africa: Before And After Colonialism

Africa - The DC

From their plush apartments, over groaning dinner tables, pseudo-intellectuals have the luxury of depicting squalor and sickness as idyllic, primordially peaceful and harmonious. Ilana Mercer The Daily Caller After all, when the affluent relinquish their earthly possessions to return to the simple life, it is always with aid of sophisticated technology and the option to be air-lifted to a hospital if the need arises. Is there any… Africa: Before And… Read More »

Hong Kong’s election: A vote without voters

Hong Kong - Al JAZEERA

Although an election committee will choose Hong Kong’s new Chief Executive, the vote has caused much debate in the city. Yuen Chan Al Jazeera News On Friday evening, thousands of people crowded into an open area along Hong Kong’s famous harbour front – they applauded, shouted slogans and waved their smartphones in the air, creating a sea of lights against the night sky. “John Tsang! Get… Hong Kong’s election… Read More »

Positive attitudes contribute to a rich society

Culture - Examiner

Harmony Week 2017 has just wrapped up. The Examiner The week, pin-pointed by Harmony Day on March 21, aims to “promote unity, understanding and respect for all individuals”. It is a celebration… Positive attitudes contribute… Read More »

How the rise of a liberal, social media–savvy generation is changing Chinese society

China - VOX

BEIJING — Lucifer does not follow Chinese politics. Alec Ash VOX The 28-year-old musician in Beijing — who chose his English name “to be different” — doesn’t read state media. He cannot name… How the rise… Read More »

Islam, Not Christianity, is Saturating Europe

Islam - Gatestone

Jihadists seem to be leading an assault against freedom and against secular democracies. Giulio Meotti Gatestone Institute Sunni Islam’s most prominent preacher, Yusuf al Qaradawi, declared that the day will come when, like Constantinople, Rome will be Islamized. It is Islam… Islam, Not Christianity… Read More »

In the line of fire – from racists

Racism - Brisbane

On a Wednesday evening at a local bar in Kansas, Indian software engineers Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were chatting over their customary after-work whiskies. Sharon Verghis Brisbane Times Another patron, Adam W. Purinton, a Navy veteran, 51, started hurling racial slurs at the pair. Purinton was tossed out by security, but returned and fired on the two men. Kuchibhotla, 32, was… In the line… Read More »

Leadership through ethics

Arab news

The call for ethics and transparency seems to have become a fairly standard issue, with just about every person in a leadership position — regardless of their background, affiliation, stance, independence or even qualification… Khalid Abdulla-Janahi Arab News It is so common, that it has become expected, almost required. These often loud… Leadership through… Read More »

Donald, This I Will Tell You

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WASHINGTON — Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. Maureen Dowd The New York Times You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being identified as a… Don’t worry. No one will ever mistake you for a… After this past week, they won’t even mistake you for a top-notch… Donald, This I… Read More »

Editorial: ‘Me, me, me! Did I mention me?’ The greed of Illinois’ pay-us-first legislators

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The pile of past-due bills at the Illinois comptroller’s office stands at more than $12.8… Chocago Tribune That’s money owed to struggling families, small business owners, nursing homes, community colleges — most entities that rely on the state for… The stack of bills has been building for a decade but now reaching heights of wretched… Editorial: ‘Me, me… Read More »

What’s behind Erdogan’s recent angry outbursts?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX31PVP

What’s behind the embarrassing shenanigans of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)? Pinar Tremblay Al Monitor What’s the reason for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s angry outbursts? On March 22, just… What’s behind Erdogan’s… Read More »