Cuba & Castro

Still Haunting The World: Karl Marx and Marxism 200 Years Later

Still Haunting The World: Karl Marx and Marxism 200 Years Later

A specter continues to haunt the world, the specter of Karl Marx. Two hundred years ago, on May 5, 1818, the father of twentieth century totalitarian communism, the guidebook writer of revolutionary mass-murdering dictatorship, and the inspirer of disastrous socialist central planning was born in Trier, Germany.

Castro and Obama

At least for a few moments last week, we had the strange spectacle of President Obama sounding more like a collectivist than Fidel Castro. With the federal payroll in the United States up by 200,000 positions and the private sector down by 7.8...

Castro’s Cuba at Fifty: No Freedom, No Fish

I was in Hollywood, Florida, on January 8, the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro's triumphant arrival in Havana after shooting his way to power and ousting the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. The morning newspaper at our hotel reported that...

An Energy Lesson from Cuba and China

An unlikely political figure is willing to fight for lower gas prices. His name: Fidel Castro.He's working with foreign investors, including China, to find oil off the Cuban coast, close to American waters.In contrast, American companies aren't...

Fidel Castro is a Communist

For fifty years the American left has promoted the image of Fidel Castro as a great humanitarian who has saved his people in a workers' paradise. Here's a fact: Fidel Castro is a communist. Period. Communists are not humanitarians. They are vile,...

Europe’s Appeasing of Castro Prolongs tyranny

Last Thursday, the French embassy in Havana decided to invite Fidel Castro's communist cronies over to help celebrate France's Bastille Day -- a day similar in significance and symbolism to our Fourth of July.Shamefully, they expressly didn't...

Starve the Castro Regime, Help the Cuban People

Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte and other like-minded celebrities can cozy up to Fidel Castro all they want. But we deserve better from members of Congress. Just a few weeks ago, Castro locked up 75 dissidents and executed three Afro-Cubans accused...

Castro’s Cult of Sycophants

"Cuba is an anachronism in our hemisphere, an anachronism on the face of the Earth," Secretary of State Colin Powell remarked earlier this month. "And the whole international community should be condemning Cuba." Who could disagree? In a ruthless...

Fidel Castro’s Dupes

Fidel Castro worked miracles after leading the Revolution that liberated Cuba from the dictator, Batista. The statistics are there, for any fool to see. Soon after Castro came to power in 1959, he decided to eliminate illiteracy in the island...

CNN Should Scale Back Chumminess with Cuba

Mohammed Al-Douri, Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations, left the United States on April 11. After planned stops in Paris and Damascus, he said, "I will be the first to enter my country as a free country." Before heading out for what may be the...

Let’s Be Honest About Cuba

Around this time in 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell took it on the chin for opining, "Castro has done some good things for his people." Last month Powell spoke about the Castro regime much more honestly, stating that the recent crackdown,...

A Leftist ‘Indictment’ of Communist Cuba

A Leftist ‘Indictment’ of Communist Cuba

In the opening few lines of Marc Cooper's editorial piece in the LA Weekly, he writes: "Have you ever imagined what it would be like living in a society where, say, a John Ashcroft would be unrestrained by the niceties of constitutional law? Where...

Cuba’s Cruel Joke

"Can I have your bones?" the old woman asked my eight-year-old daughter, pointing to the gnawed remains of the chicken leg that had been her lunch. Seeing that my daughter was perplexed, the old woman displayed a box of chicken bones that she had...

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