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  • Obama and business success: He just doesn't get it

    Obama and business success: He just doesn't get it
    When I was a little kid, there was a game I used to play while out and about with my family. Every time we came upon an escalator, I'd run ahead and charge up it as fast as I could, just so I could then stand at the top and "pull" everyone else up by...
  • Rachel Marsden: How Russian activists bamboozled the media

    Rachel Marsden: How Russian activists bamboozled the media
    If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is Putin the Russian Reagan?

    Rachel Marsden: Is Putin the Russian Reagan?
    It would seem that we're now at the stage of global economic lunacy where the worldwide socialist slide is so far gone that the president of Russia is lecturing the world, and particularly Europe, about the risks of socialism. Speaking at the Asia-...
  • Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile

    Rachel Marsden: Lame attempts to shut off Afghan heroin spigot have been futile
    A Russian source recently brought an obscure but disturbing article to my attention. Published last month by a little-known online journal called the Oriental Review, the piece, "Active Endeavour And Drug Trafficking," proposed that not a single gram of...
  • Rachel Marsden: Why France elected a Socialist president

    Rachel Marsden: Why France elected a Socialist president
    Francehas elected only the second Socialist president in its history -- the first being Francois Mitterrand, who spent 14 years in the driver's seat back when French presidential terms lasted seven years rather than five, and who made a hard-right turn...
  • Rachel Marsden on Waiting for a European Santa Claus

    Rachel Marsden on Waiting for a European Santa Claus
    While your co-workers hover around the water cooler debating whether it matters if Mitt Romney bullied some kid in his youth, a formerly First World nation called Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Why, you might ask, should Middle America...
  • Rachel Marsden: Are government's 'strategic communications' coming to America?

    Rachel Marsden: Are government's 'strategic communications' coming to America?
    Did you hear about the new bill that would allow the U.S. government's official overseas information agency to rebroadcast its content onto American TV and radio? The bipartisan Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 was introduced in Congress last week by...
  • Rachel Marsden: The world isn't buying Europe's nonsense

    Rachel Marsden: The world isn't buying Europe's nonsense
    As European leaders meet this week in an attempt to once again shoo reality away from the continent's respirator, countries outside the European Union are making it increasingly clear that they'll have no role in prolonging the charade. Cyprus has just...
  • Rachel Marsden: The rise of the spy-next-door

    Rachel Marsden: The rise of the spy-next-door
    Improved technology is changing the spy game, merging once-disparate roles in the intelligence field and favoring an increased download of traditional spy roles to the private sector. This week, Canada's Postmedia News cited a speech by Richard Fadden,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Could we have the wars without the manipulation?

    Rachel Marsden: Could we have the wars without the manipulation?
    Testifying before a Senate committee a few months ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented that America was "in an information war, and we are losing that war." This week, she blew a fuse at the "Friends of Syria" meeting in Paris, saying that...
  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is US being duped into funding jihadist startup?

    PARIS -- The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new...