An Experiment On Impact

Google Scholar’s Citation Index H-index score was mentioned with reverence at a recent meeting in a British University. The speaker was explaining how universities ranked the relevant importance of academics and the impact of their work. [...]
Will Banning 'Killer Robots' Actually Stop Robots From Killing?

Will Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Actually Stop Robots From Killing?

  A University at Buffalo research team has published a paper that implies that the rush to ban and demonize autonomous weapons or “killer robots” may be a temporary solution, but the actual problem is that society is entering into [...]
An Opportunity to Change US Policy on Taiwan

An Opportunity to Change US Policy on Taiwan

By Stephen Bryen.   United States defense policy toward Taiwan must change. Now there is a rare opportunity to make that happen with the election of Donald Trump. But everyone knows he lacks experience in foreign affairs, although [...]

SPOILING FOR A FIGHT, THE INTERREGNUM BETWEEN THE FALL OF BHIMSEN THAPA AND RISE OF JUNG BAHADUR

One cannot help but wonder what would have happened if the Punjab, Avadh and other princely Indian states had formed an alliance with Nepal during the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-16 A.D. Subsequently what would have happened had Jung Bahadur [...]
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El Salvador and Manufacturing Exports

By: Donna Welles      El Salvador has defaulted on its national currency and now uses instead the United States Dollar. Violence in El Salvador is well documented by the media. El Salvador shares land borders with Honduras and Guatemala [...]
Saving Ancient Christian Ethiopia

Saving Ancient Christian Ethiopia

The written sources of ancient Christian Ethiopia (which included part of contemporary Eritrea) are considered by scholars as the most important element of the cultural and historical heritage of the region. Experts estimate that currently [...]

THE MAHARAJAH’S LAST REPOSE

The maharajah was having a nightmare. He often did since he left the hurly burly of Nepalese politics for a life of a raj-rishi with determination to devote the remaining few years of his life to spiritual pursuit. He dreamed of a calamity striking [...]

Did Obama Deliberately Sabotage his Mortgage Relief program?

May 2016 by Ronald Bleier At the heart of the Great Recession of 2008 were the millions of underwater homeowners — those whose mortgage debt had risen more than 20 percent higher than the value of their homes.  At the peak of the 2008 [...]
The fall of Palmyra - ISIS on the run?

The fall of Palmyra – ISIS on the run?

By Rick Francona.     The historic archaeological-treasure city of Palmyra fell to the Syrian Army on March 27 (Easter Sunday in the West). Palmyra had been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since [...]
Capitalist ethics and myths

Capitalist ethics and myths

  By Jon Kofas.   The Question: Does the value system and Western-centered ethics that exists under the political economy of free enterprise best serve all of humanity, or merely a very tiny percentage of it? If indeed all of humanity [...]

The Hillary Enigma

By Alan Caruba Does it strike anyone as strange that the only candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be the next President of the United States is the wife of a former President? There is no historic precedent for this, no way [...]

My 2015 Commencement Address

By Alan Caruba All manner of people are giving commencement speeches to students graduating from colleges and universities these days. It is doubtful that any will be remembered because the prospects of students depend in large part on the economy [...]

Obama’s Economic Disaster

By Alan Caruba Commenting on the rioting in Baltimore, the Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henniger was almost to the end of his April 30 text when he said “On Wednesday morning, the year’s first-quarter GDP growth rate came in—0.02%. Next [...]

Supreme Court to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

By Alan Caruba In 1973, the Supreme Court looked into the Constitution, found that it approved of abortion and overruled laws banning it. Other laws have since addressed late term abortions and those resulting from rape or incest, but killing [...]

Avoiding Hillary Misery

By Alan Caruba While we endure the daily lies of President Obama, do we really want to have another four to eight years more of Hillary Clinton’s? It’s not like we don’t have ample evidence of her indifference to the truth and that is [...]

The Death Throes of Common Core

By Alan Caruba Americans are learning the hard way that the federal government should not be permitted to impose one-size-fits-all standards to education. It was never intended to play a role in education and the absence of any mention in the [...]

It’s Not “Global Warming.” It’s “Springtime.”

By Alan Caruba After decades of environmental claims that “global warming” would plunge the planet into catastrophic harm to its human and other inhabitants—at the same time blaming humans for causing it—the sheer arrogance and ignorance [...]

The EPA Thinks You’re Stupid

By Alan Caruba The folks at the Environmental Protection Agency, starting with a long line of its administrators that now includes Gina McCarthy, think you and the Congress of the United States are stupid. They have been telling lies for so [...]

It’s All Bad News for ObamaCare

By Alan Caruba On Wednesday, March 4, the Supreme Court will hear the King v. Burwell case. It is likely to deliver a death blow to ObamaCare when the decision is announced in a few months. About the only good thing ObamaCare demonstrated is [...]

Obama Negotiates Israel’s Destruction

By Alan Caruba The strangest thing about Obama’s efforts to achieve friendly relations with Iran, something he has tried to do since he first took office in 2009, is that Iran has made it abundantly clear since its Islamic revolution in 1979 [...]