by | Oct 27, 2019

It’s Reformation time again, and you know what that means. Big crowds will fill the pews of Protestant churches on Reformation Sunday. The sermon will probably reference Martin Luther’s nailing the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg church door, and there…

by | Jun 11, 2018

Since 2015, the influx of about 1.4 million Middle East and North African migrants into Germany — almost all of them Muslim — has destabilized the nation’s politics and society. One of them, Ali Bashar, an Iraqi said to be…

by | Nov 27, 2017

Germany is in an unexpected political stalemate. This month, coalition talks among quarreling parties collapsed, leaving who will govern the country in question. If it is unable to form a new government, Germany could hold national elections again, a dismal…

by | Aug 1, 2017

By now, we recognize fake news, dragging citizens down endless rabbit holes. What about “deviously misleading” news, especially coverage of far away problems? The American public has been subjected to international reporting grievously one sided — namely, left sided —…

by | May 31, 2017

In June 2011, President Barack Obama’s Defense Secretary Robert Gates, addressing the Security and Defense Agenda, a Brussels policy center, bluntly criticized NATO nations, for what he insisted was their failure to fulfill their commitments to increase defense spending and…

by | May 24, 2017

One of the few fascinating things you learn by looking closely at George Soros’s output is how often he is wrong. The financial Dark Lord, who made a billion dollars overnight when he bet against the British pound in 1992,…

by | Apr 27, 2017

So I see that Ivanka Trump was booed and jeered at a gathering of power women in Germany a few days ago. She responded with her customary politesse. But as I thought about it the consciousness came to me that…

by | Jan 10, 2017

Since 1949, Germany has elected eight chancellors. Six of them were able to advance German interests. Angela Merkel is not one of them. Merkel is not a bad person, but she is failure. Germany, along with much of Western Europe,…

by | Sep 22, 2016

The Sept. 20 Financial Times headline reads: Merkel forced to change tack over refugees after Berlin election blow, underneath a photo of Afghan-born Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami’s defiant hate stare from a gurney, and U.S. president Barack Obama’s feeble warning to Americans “not to succumb” to…

by | Aug 18, 2016

One would have to possess a heart of stone not to be moved by the image of 5-year old Omran Daqneesh, sitting on a chair in a Lebanese medical facility covered in blood and dust lucky to be alive as…

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