Venezuela’s recent downward spiral illustrates the profound economic and political effects oil price fluctuations have on the world’s oil-producing countries. Venezuela’s economic crisis continues to go from bad to worse. The Venezuelan Bolivarian socialist economy has collapsed from a fatal ...

In January 2014, North Korea announced that the annual Pyongyang Marathon would be open to amateur foreign runners. (In previous years, the event was only open to elite foreign runners.) Pyongyang seemed to be finally opening up to the rest ...

There are hundreds of ways to kill a man. It can be done quietly: radioactive or organic poisons; a knife between the ribs; asphyxiation by strangulation. It can also be done loudly, with four bullets in the back, in front ...

1,267,401,849. That’s the number of people who live within the borders of India—a country one-third of the size of the US with more than four times the population. By 2030, India is expected to become the largest country by population ...

We look back upon World War II with a furrowed brow and incredulous gaze, wondering how millions of people could be led to espouse such hateful ideas, based exclusively on unsubstantiated leaps in logic, pseudo-scientific assertions, and politically-engineered ‘truisms’.  How ...

Ever since the nationalist government of China fled to the island of Taiwan in 1949, the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) relationship status with the People’s of Republic of China (China or PRC) has been clouded with ambiguity. The 1992 consensus, ...

The Only Man Who Would Vote Against Putin In late March 2014, after bloody fighting in Ukraine, the government of Russia approved the annexation of Crimea following an organized referendum by the residents of the peninsula. A vote held in ...

In the last article in this series, we covered the strong-government/pro-business tradition of Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. In this article, we shall see how the utopianism of later Progressivism subverted the fundamental conservatism of the original Hamiltonian ...

Guest Contributor: Ajoy Thamattoor America is a land of immigrants; however, opposition to immigration predates the country’s founding. Benjamin Franklin, for instance, was a nativist who opposed even German immigration. In the final phases of America’s westward expansion, President Chester ...

50 years ago yesterday, the first American troops landed in Vietnam to launch the Vietnam War, one of the longest wars in US history. For the US, the war had countless repercussions, including the death of 58,000 Americans, the passing ...