The talkshow hosts wax lyrical at the idea of Michele Bachmann becoming a serious Republican presidential contender
Moreover, unlike Mr Romney and several other prominent candidates, Mrs Bachmann has been a consistent and ardent advocate of causes dear to the most fiscally and socially conservative Republicans.
Unless Democrats and Republicans close their differences on taxes and spending, and Congress votes to increase the federal debt ceiling, the United States may default on its debt, an eventuality with incalculable consequences for the world economy as well as America’s.
It is quite conceivable that 36,000km will prove the limit of human ambition. It is equally conceivable that the fantasy-made-reality of human space flight will return to fantasy.
Texas represents one extreme in American politics, and Mr. Perry’s hard-core Republican values may alienate independent voters in the handful of swing states that typically decide the outcome of presidential elections.
At the end of the day, what rises must fall, and this makes American households more fearful of the markets.
Just as 17th-century Spain, obsessed by its conflict in Flanders, was overwhelmed by more aggressive economic competitors, the United States, consumed in its own Flanders, will be the next to lose its primacy.
As unreal as it sounds, Barack Obama would have a real chance at the position of the president of Poland.
The New York State Senate passed a law recognizing the right to gay marriage. More prosaically, this state, the most populous in the United States*, recognizes unions between same-sex couples: man and man, woman and woman.
In England, the very official Church of England cannot be accused of a lack of consistency. [Read more]