Western academics stand up for Academic Freedom in open letter to government of Hungary

EDITOR:  From our sister news web site, The Budapest Beacon MARCH 31, 2017 BY BENJAMIN NOVAK CEU’s new “N15” building in Budapest’s Nádros street. A group calling itself the “Friends of CEU” issued the following open letter to the government of Hungary on March 30th, 2017 in response to proposed legislation that would effectively force Budapest’s Central European University to close its doors.  The […]

TSUKERMAN: Russian Commentary re the Assassination of the Duma Defector

By Slava Tsukerman On March 14, 2017, NewsLanc published my article “Duma Defectors” about two former members of the Russian State Duma: Communist party representative Denis Voronenkov and his wife, the renowned opera singer Maria Maksakova, who moved to Kiev and became Ukrainian citizens shortly thereafter. On March 23, Voronenkov was shot in the street in […]

MILLER: Setback of Trumpcare: it ain’t over

By Dick Mlller WE.CONNECT.DOTS:  Liberals, moderates, progressives and just-plain people who need Obamacare health insurance count last week’s Congressional rejection of Trumpcare as a victory. There are reasons not to celebrate. Obamacare will implode soon.  President Trump has plenty of time to make that happen. President Obama rejected outright implementation of universal healthcare, opting instead […]

An allegory re the conviction of a former Penn State president for child endangerment

EDITOR:  The events reported below are fictitious and meant only as a parable  to assist the reader to view matters from a fresh perspective and in the context.of the times.  CEOs deal with dozens of matters each day.  And what at one time frame is perceived as being a “big brother” at another raises the spectra of  pedophilia.  Actions […]

REF SPEAKS: Impeachment is what every highly respected political analyst is thinking but no one is saying

By Robert Field For those born as early as the 1950s, one cannot help feel that we are reliving the tragic Watergate saga that dragged out from June, 1972 through August of 1974 and ended in the imminent impeachment of President Richard Nixon and his last minute resignation. According to Wikipedia: “Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred […]

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