Category Archive: foreign policy

Foreign Aid? It’s being flushed down the toilet faster than you think.

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The economy of Mexico is the 13th largest in the world and the 11th by buying power. British economist Jim O’Neill, former head of asset management for Goldman Sachs, said recently that, “Mexico has a unique opportunity to steal the thunder of no less a giant than China.” Remember Ross Perot’s warning about that giant …

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Are terrorists seeping through our porous border?

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has observed: “A very dangerous trend [began] a few years ago when the Iranian Quds force, an external terrorist group supported by the country of Iran, was planning an operation to use the southern border. A southern border is now on the advertising list for …

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National Security Perils of a Porous Border

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Protecting the 1,954-mile Mexico-U.S. border, as some pundits assert, is not just an economic issue, or a problem of criminal drug trafficking and gun running. It threatens America’s national security. In an August 13, 2013 op/ed in The Washington Times, Retired Admiral James Lyons, who was senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations, stated, “Fixing our …

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Book Review: Lou Dobbs, Populist

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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back by Lou Dobbs New York: Viking Press, 2006; 276 pages; $24.95 Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit by Lou Dobbs New York: Viking Press, 2007; 288 pages; $24.95 Lou Dobbs is an …

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Big Disconnect Between Neo-Con Policies and the American Public

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Good news and bad news: market research confirms most Americans side to one degree or another with former Congressman Ron Paul’s foreign policy. Bad news? The neo-cons are still at the switch. In 2003, with flags flying and trumpets blaring, opinion polls showed some 60 percent of Americans supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As …

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Interview with former Congressman Virgil Goode

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INTRO: Virgil Goode, the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party. Goode, who received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, served in the Virginia Army National Guard (1969-1975), as a member of the Virginia Senate (1973-1997), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1996-2008). Peter Gemma: Thanks Congressman for taking time off …

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Bashar al-Assad’s Report Card

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When it comes to grading Assad, why does he stand head and shoulders above the world’s dictators, strongmen, and despots? Hard to say. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland maintains Assad, “certainly should leave power,” and asserts he is “evil,” “beyond brutal,” “inhumane,” and unfit to rule. And then there’s this profile: Dr. Kathy Seifert of …

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2007 Interview with Congressman Ron Paul

INTRO: A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Paul graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine and served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. In private practice as a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies. First elected to Congress in 1976, he was one of …

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2010 Interview with Congressman Ron Paul

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INTRO: Ron Paul, M.D., is an American physician (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and a Republican Congressman representing Galveston area of Texas. He currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Committee on Financial Services. Dr. Paul is well-known as an opponent of U.S. interventionism and an outspoken critic of American  monetary …

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Europeans Face Illegal Aliens Issues

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Over the past year I’ve had opportunities to travel abroad—to Europe and as far away as Egypt. On my trips, in my pre-travel research, and from foreign news reports, I gleaned some of the many roles immigration problems play on the world stage. There are lessons and ideas, especially in Europe, which I believe should …

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