...Barack Obama’s decision to close the detention center was very well received by this Chinese Muslim of Uyghur ethnicity, sheltered now in Albania, who assured that “the sooner they close Guantanamo, the better."
The developed world looks to the U.S. to counteract recession.
While the rest of the world swoons over the new U.S. president, India is conspicuous by the discomfort that the new political dispensation is generating in the corridors of power in New Delhi.
They call it the “Great Online Ad Slow Down,” the large advertising slowdown on the web. For newspapers that were looking at this as revenue to monetize their online presence, this represents more trouble in the era of free content distributed on the Internet. But luckily for them, someone had the presence of [Read more]
“I’m going to do it!” cried my colleague, Schnabel.
“What,” I asked.
“Be the German Obama,” Schnabel said. He had just read somewhere that in a “Stern” Magazine survey, three out of four Germans thought a politician like Obama would be good for Germany.
“It’s just as well that you’re doing [Read more]
Tax money used to improve infrastructure, to build new roads and repair schools, for early childhood development and health care, to develop alternative energy sources and public transportation was and still is to them an expression of liberal wastefulness and therefore the work of Satan.
It was one of Obama’s biggest campaign promises: withdrawal of “combat forces” from Iraq within 16 months. He promised to give the Pentagon that new mission on his first day in office: one to two brigades would be withdrawn every month. He formulated that policy when Iraq was still a bloody battlefield [Read more]
America has, for eight years, systematically violated international norms and its own deeply held liberal values.