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Personal Freedom Under Attack

  As Independence Day approaches, it is appropriate to recall that individual freedom was the central concept that inspired the birth of the United States two hundred and forty years ago. Increasingly, however, that idea is imperiled by the rapid […]

by · June 29, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: Most Dangerous Maritime Dispute

Vernuccio’s View: Most Dangerous Maritime Dispute

Vernuccio’s View: Most Dangerous Maritime Dispute     The world’s most dangerous maritime dispute is awaiting a ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. China has unlawfully laid claim to almost the entire oceanic area known as […]

by · June 22, 2016 · Vernuccio's View
ISIS fighters in Iraq.

Appeasement and self-criticism will not stop terror

Vernuccio’s View    The ruthless assault on a gay nightclub in Orlando illustrates a reality that those who have advocated reducing America’s activist role in the world fail to comprehend.  The bitter hatred against the United States is not the […]

by · June 13, 2016 · Breaking News, World News

Internet Free Speech Faces Grim Future

The world does not share America’s reverence for free speech, and that is becoming a problem for First Amendment supporters at home in the United States. The issue is exacerbated by the move to internationalize internet control, scheduled to be […]

by · June 8, 2016 · World News
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NATO Expands as Russian Threat Grows

Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member. The alliance’s mission has been seen, once again, as vital to the security of Europe in the wake of Russia’s vast military buildup, and its aggressive foreign policy which has included the […]

by · May 31, 2016 · World News
President Vladimir Putin, Russia.

Russia’s Next Invasion

Another Russian invasion of an Eastern European nation is brewing, and this time the consequences will be enormous. Moscow has combined the threat of overwhelming military force with economic and internal political pressure to pull Bulgaria into its orbit. Russian […]

by · May 23, 2016 · World News
Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech by Frank V. Vernuccio An unprecedented legal attack, in utter violation of the First Amendment, has been launched against a think tank. According to Claude Walker, the attorney general of the U.S. […]

by · May 22, 2016 · Environment
President Vladimir Putin, Russia.

NATO and Russia Faceoff

Little noticed or reported by the media, the NATO-Russia Council met on April 20 to discuss the deteriorating relations and rising tensions between the western alliance and Moscow. The meeting lasted longer than anticipated and ended without agreement on the […]

by · May 20, 2016 · World News
China’s Vast Military Power

China’s Vast Military Power

China is clearly following a strategy of using its vast and growing military prowess as its essential means to not only gain a preeminent status in Asia and the Pacific, but to solidify its role as a globally dominant superpower. […]

by · May 19, 2016 · World News

Brazil’s Lessons for the U.S.

To mask the failure of her left wing policies, Brazil’s President Rousseff allegedly violated federal budget laws by using loans from government banks to hide the size of her administrations’ budget deficit. The charge has led to an impeachment. Brazil’s […]

by · May 18, 2016 · World News
Russia’s Baltic Threat

Russia’s Baltic Threat

U.S., NATO Must Act to Deter Russia Threat to Baltics Rssia’s recent aggressive “buzzing” of an American naval ship in the Baltic Sea should not have come as a surprise.  Despite the reluctance of many to recognize the fact, Moscow […]

by · April 29, 2016 · World News
Vernuccio’s View: The High Tech Threats Facing America

Vernuccio’s View: The High Tech Threats Facing America

The High Tech Threats Facing America by Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.    In recent hearings held by the House Armed Services Committee, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence and USMC Lt. General Vincent Stewart, Director of the Defense […]

by · April 13, 2016 · Op Ed, World News
Vernuccio’s View: Why Obama Finally Decided ISIS was Genocidal

Vernuccio’s View: Why Obama Finally Decided ISIS was Genocidal

Why Obama Finally Decided ISIS was Genocidal by Frank Vernuccio, Jr.    Long after it had become painfully obvious to even to the most casual observers, the Obama Administration has decided that ISIS is guilty of genocide.  It has, however, […]

by · April 7, 2016 · Op Ed, Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: President Obama and His Cuban Folly

Vernuccio’s View: President Obama and His Cuban Folly

What Did President Obama’s Cuban Trip Achieve? by Frank Vernuccio, Jr., JD   The results of President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba, and, indeed, the reasons for his traveling there at all, remain unclear.   The original timing of Washington’s […]

by · March 29, 2016 · Government, News
Vernuccio’s View: Increased Minimum Wage Increases Unemployment

Vernuccio’s View: Increased Minimum Wage Increases Unemployment

Increased Minimum Wage Increases Unemployment By Frank Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.     The debate over raising the minimum wage has become a significant factor in the presidential contest. The evidence indicates that, contrary to the claims of Senator Sanders and […]