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January 2011

Fat as a Matter of the State

January 1, 2011 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Does the government have the right to regulate what people eat in order to combat obesity? The United States has initiated a debate between those who believe that the state must treat obesity as an epidemic, dissuading people however from consuming high-calorie or too fatty foods, and those who think that obesity is an [Read more]

Obama and the Stupidest American Conspiracy Theory

January 1, 2011 // Berliner Morgenpost - Germany - German

Was Obama born in the United States? His birth certificate has long been a matter of public record, but doubters refuse to give up on the abstruse theory that he’s an African. Neil Abercrombie is the newly elected governor of 1.3 million Hawaiians. But the full-bearded Democrat wants to convince 83 million [Read more]

The General in WikiLeaks

January 1, 2011 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The origin: When Felipe Calderón decided in December 2006 that the Army would be the central protagonist of the Joint Operations against the organized crime gangs, the military institute entered into a restructuring period that has not yet concluded. To throw solders into the streets, he assumed, among other things, [Read more]

Obama: President and Private Man

January 1, 2011 // Le Figaro - France - French

The Bushes liked to invite guests to their Kennebunkport, Maine retreat. We remember the summer 2007 fiasco when Nicolas Sarkozy, invited by the Bush clan, arrived alone, Cécilia suffering from the "flu”. W. invited political allies and foreign dignitaries to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, just like Lyndon Johnson. [Read more]

North Korea Surprised the U.S.?

January 1, 2011 // Zaobao - China - Chinese

The tense situation on the Korean Peninsula has saved the declining sales of newspapers, with the situation occupying the headlines in major newspapers around the world for up to a month now with no signs of stopping. China described the significance of North Korea using its own very popular phrase — [Read more]

The Equitable Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal

January 1, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Let’s imagine that the Internet is composed of a series of tubes (the analogy is not mine; I’ve been reading about it for a while in the United States). Information, videos, emails and even ads pass through these “tubes.” Logically, building these “tubes” is not cheap. The four main “tube” operators in [Read more]

The “New” Obama’s North Korean Policy

January 1, 2011 // Chosun Ilbo - South Korea - Korean

The most recent issue of a particular D.C. political journal ran a cartoon that satirizes President Barack Obama’s symbolic slogan, “Change.” It shows Obama, who wanted to “change” America during the 2008 presidential elections, shouting in December 2010, “I’m Changed!” As this cartoon symbolically [Read more]

See the World from D.C.: Anecdote on Richard Holbrooke

January 1, 2011 // China Times - Taiwan - Chinese

In our column last Friday we mentioned how Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former National Security Adviser, insisted on refusing Richard Holbrooke’s participation in the negotiation between the United States and the People's Republic of China on establishing a diplomatic relationship. One of the reasons was that he was in an [Read more]
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