Tagged: Hugo Chavez

Without Chavez, Jamaica Faces “Hard Times”

Without Chavez, Jamaica Faces “Hard Times”

To Americans, Hugo Chavez (above) was a crazy revolutionary with ties to Iran and Cuba, but to the Caribbean islands, he was a godsend. Chavez used Venezuela’s oil revenue to support his ideological allies around...

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

Where “Socialism” Goes Wrong – and Right

The word “Socialism” strikes fear into the hearts of most Americans. As a slur, it can usually be counted on to turn the tide in elections. But as Humpty Dumpty told Alice, words mean...

Reading the Internet, It’s a Good Idea to “Consider the Source”

Reading the Internet, It’s a Good Idea to “Consider the Source”

One of the first things I learned as a cub reporter was to “consider the source.” Searching the highways and byways for something to fill the newspaper, I would occasionally come across a  startling...

The Riddle of a Military Coup and the “Two Obamas”

The Riddle of a Military Coup and the “Two Obamas”

The mainstream media portray Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (photo below) as a Communist, which he could be, and as a raving maniac, which he certainly is not. I listened to Chavez last night on...