Putin

Putin’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Tour

7/17/2014 Geopolitics: Vladimir Putin blew through Latin America last week, handing out goodies to anti-U.S. regimes. But he insists he doesn’t want to reopen an old spy base in Cuba, which we find disingenuous. The scope of the Russian president’s visit took the U.S. by surprise. Instead of just attending

Miss Venezuela

Venezuela: The Killing Fields Of Caracas

Socialism: Quick, what’s the murder capital of the world: Kabul? Juarez? Try Caracas, Venezuela, a city whose dictator, Hugo Chavez, has made murder a means of extending his control. The silent protest at Monday night’s Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas was invisible to nearly everyone — except Venezuelans. On

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Chile’s Private Social Security System Turns 30

Investor’s Business Daily, Page One, May 1, 2011 by Monica Showalter May Day — socialists’ paean to class warfare — evokes memories of Soviet tanks in Red Square and leftist radicals rioting. But Chile celebrates the actual empowerment of workers. May 1 marks the 30 years since Chile became the

Long Beach Courthouse

Judges say high cost of Long Beach courthouse is depriving other areas of courtrooms

The complex boasts a crystalline facade with 20 types of glass, including two five-story suspended glass curtains; a Brazilian tropical hardwood ceiling; glittering aluminum-leaf “air columns” by the award-winning environmental artist Ned Kahn, and landscaping with more than 30 varieties of drought-tolerant plants. It resulted from a public-private development deal

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Targeting Che

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 12/13/2006 Target, the retailer that distinguished itself last year by banning Salvation Army bell-ringers, has topped itself this yuletide by selling Che Guevara CD cases for a little tyrant-chic right under your tree. The big box retailer has jumped onto the Guevara bandwagon, selling the murderous

Exxon Not Budging Vs. Venezuela Gov’t Over New Contracts

BY MONICA SHOWALTER Posted 12/29/2005 Alone among big oil, Exxon Mobil (XOM) isn’t backing down from a confrontation with Venezuela. Venezuela’s government says all foreign investors must accept “mixed company” arrangements by Dec. 31 under a 2001 law. Other firms have reluctantly “migrated” to new state-dominated oil production joint ventures,

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Hot Air: Democrats Work With Big Tobacco and Big Pharma to Choke the Vaping Industry

Whether they fight or promote smoking, companies have reason to hate e-cigarettes By Monica Showalter • 06/02/16 8:06am   Meet the strange bedfellows against vaping: drug and tobacco companies, health advocates and Democratic lawmakers. A convergence of interests among these four lies behind the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement on May 5

Dust Bowl

California’s Drought Isn’t Due To Global Warming, But Politics

2/14/2014 Water Wars: President Obama visited California’s drought-hit Central Valley Friday, offering handouts and blaming global warming. But the state’s water shortage is due to the left’s refusal to deal with the state’s water needs. Following legislative action last month by Speaker John Boehner and California’s Central Valley Representatives David Valadao,

Kanye West

Democrats’ worst nightmare about Kanye West just came true

By Monica Showalter It’s happening.  Suddenly, a lot of young black men aren’t all in for the Democrats anymore. Black men’s approval for Donald Trump has absolutely doubled, according to a new Reuters poll, and his overall support among blacks has risen sharply.  This seismic shift just happens to coincide with rap superstar Kanye West’s break

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Yes, Chilean Personal Retirement Accounts Work

 MONICA SHOWALTER 10/05/2015 In 2012, the Chilean government invited a group of journalists to the South American country to show off its innovations — language programs, new uses for llama fur, greenie aquaculture, microfinance, quake-proof skyscrapers and the world’s most powerful telescope. But there was one thing missing amid all