The world knows that the 2016 US presidential horse race features two cartoonish characters that are perhaps the most polarizing figures in American national politics. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appear at a tenuous moment in the world's history
Since the dawn of civilization, a city has existed in the presently besieged country of Syria and has been known to mankind as Halab, Khalpe,Khalibon, and to the Greeks and Romans as Beroe in ancient times. This is a city which has served in modern times as the commercial capital of a modern and secular nation of Syria. Yes, it was a wealthy city...
Russia's greatest track and field athlete Yelena Isinbayeva is being sacrificed on the altar of sport. The most irreproachable of Russia's marquee international competitors, Isinbayeva is now singled out by WADA, the IAAF, and the political and business establishment of worldwide athletics to die on the cross of sportsmanship
When Paul Tibbets was thirteen years old he flew a bi-plane over Florida's Miami Beach dropping a promotional cargo of Babe Ruth Candy Bars directly on to the promotional target area, in an advertising stunt. It was his first solo flight and: "From that moment he became hooked on flying."
The UK it seems, has joined the US in its authorities and government developing a collective form of acute paranoia. A mildly deviant act by any petty criminal or a soul with mental health problems is immediately labeled a potential terrorist act before investigations have even begun.
Even in America, with all its pretensions about "freedom of the press," this is a relatively easy task to accomplish, because, by their very structure and mission, corporate-controlled media actually thrive on the exploitation and dissemination of idiocy and the ignorance it engenders
In Obama's account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government-but not ISIL-as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq
In 2010, this column carried a piece written by the Venezuelan historian and writer Luis Britto Garcia, about the real intentions of Hillary Clinton and NATO, against the Russian Federation. Reading back over her messages released on Wikileaks, we can conclude that a vote for Clinton is a vote for the military-industrial complex and a world war.
The speechwriter allegedly assigned to Mrs. Trump was no literary light. She was not a best-selling novelist. She was not an intellectual pillar. She was not a clever or insightful columnist. On the contrary, she is a non-fiction ghostwriter and former ballerina who holds a basic degree in English Literature
The stack of C.V.'s was thick. Candidates applied from every corner of the globe. Hopefuls came from all walks of life. Many though were rejected through the vetting process; despite their high pedigree qualifications and illustrious experience the broader group failed in one key, critical area: they lacked common sense
In Nikolai Gogol's Nevsky Prospect, one of the first themes to appear is that of greed and how it interacts with the citizens of this main street in the city of Saint Petersburg. Today, well over a decade into the twenty-first century, corporate greed has ruined and scarred the lives of millions around the world. Is the US election a game changer?
Now, the Trump-Putin ticket is all the news. Once again the message is based on groundless allegations, innuendo, and reports from a sellout security company that owes its livelihood to Google. Yes, the same Google that allegedly helped the NSA spy on us all
Law enforcement officers ambushed and killed in Baton Rouge and Dallas by those using guerilla warfare style tactics. Is this any different that the Sunni "terrorists" who killed U.S. soldiers in Iraq? How about the Nice truck bomber? Was he any different than Timothy McVeigh who parked a truck bomb outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma?