November 24, 2012 A year ago, I was mixing with demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square calling for an end to Mubarak’s dictatorship and democracy for Egypt’s 84 million people. Being a natural-born firebrand,  I find most revolutions intoxicating – if almost inevitably disappointing or even ghastly. What a difference a […]

November 17, 2012 NEW YORK –  The US has lost one war and is fast losing a second, yet what really upsets Americans seems to be a juicy sexual scandal; beautiful female general groupies;   US brass in  Tampa, Florida,  living like potentates; the FBI investigating CIA; and the fall of […]

November 10, 2012 China’s current 18th Party Congress may prove even more important that America’s just-fought election whose outcome was perfectly predictable. Both nations maintained the political status quo.  The Republican Party, as I’ve been saying in recent columns, is headed for irrelevance unless it can change its membership, end […]