| Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns after his referendum fails
by Mindy Belz Posted 12/05/16, 04:37 pm
ITALY: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after a constitutional referendum he offered failed by more than a 20 percent margin in yesterday’s vote. To be seen: What the defeat means for the populist Five Star Movement and its founder, comedian and actor Beppe Grillo.
| A Cuban-American family shares the truth about living under Castro’s communist oppression
by Kelly E. Rodriguez Posted 12/03/16, 10:38 am
This evening the Cuban government has scheduled a mass gathering to be held in Santiago de Cuba. Tomorrow Fidel Castro’s ashes will be interred in a cemetery in Santiago where José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, is also buried.
| Western and Middle Eastern media outlets offer conflicting reports
by Mindy Belz Posted 11/30/16, 04:23 pm
SYRIA: Today, as the UN Security Council meets to consider the dire situation in Aleppo, a lot of bad reporting is afoot as fighting continues in Aleppo, with many Western news outlets suggesting Syrians are fleeing regime bombing, while Middle Eastern outlets report they are fleeing to regime-held areas and away from rebel
| It’s not difficult to find the truth behind Cuba’s ‘healthcare for all’
Marvin Olasky | 11/30/16, 02:55 pm
Cuba is now in the midst of an official nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro—that’s a convenient way of barring street celebrations. Liberal media in the United States are in the midst of nine days of hagiography. Cal Thomas yesterday rightly skewered left-leaning journalists for praising Castro. He attributed their praise to ideology, which is true—but I also wonder about the role of laziness.
| Liberal politicians, celebrities, and media turn a blind eye to their secular savior’s atrocities
Cal Thomas | 11/29/16, 04:41 pm
In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of “the countless ways in which [Castro] altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation.”
That’s an understatement as the thousands who have risked their lives over the years to escape from Cuba have testified.
The president added, “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.”
Why wait on history? There’s plenty with which we can judge him now.
| Reactions to the death of Cuba’s communist dictator
Mindy Belz | 11/28/16, 04:27 pm
CUBA: The longest-ruling communist dictator in the Western Hemisphere, Fidel Castro, 90, was pronounced dead by his brother Raúl late Friday night—and the Miami Herald’s obituary is comprehensive and fact-based.
| Trump recalls the dictator’s brutality but doesn’t rule out continuing relations with Cuba
Lynde Langdon | 11/26/16, 04:41 pm
The reactions of President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters to Fidel Castro’s death show new U.S. leadership will not soon forget the evils committed by the communist dictator in Cuba, despite President Barack Obama’s work to reestablish ties with the island nation.
| Russia accused of war crimes in support of Assad regime
Mindy Belz | 9/26/16, 03:40 pm
SYRIA: UN Security Council members Britain, France, and the United States walked out of an emergency session yesterday, accusing Russia of committing war crimes in its support of the Bashar al-Assad regime’s bombing campaign in Aleppo. Bunker-busting bombardments over the weekend targeted hospitals, with workers dug in underground, and other facilities.
| Needed aid remains outside of Aleppo
Mindy Belz | 9/16/16, 01:12 pm
SYRIA: UN aid trucks remain stuck at the Aleppo border for a fourth day of a U.S.-Russia brokered cease-fire agreement, and rocket fire was coming from rebel-held areas of the city. Around 250,000 civilians—of a population once at 2 million—remain in Aleppo and face critical shortages, with U.S. and Russian officials blaming each other.