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January 2012

Newt Gingrich: Obama’s Objective Ally?

January 31, 2012 // Le Figaro - France - French

The result of the Florida primary will be informative. Will Mitt Romney have succeeded in getting out politically alive from under the steamroller called Newt Gingrich, who has rolled on top of him 24/7 for several weeks? After the latest debates, Romney has taken the bull by its horns. To begin with, the Mormon [Read more]

The State of the Union Speech and Mitt the Blunderer

January 31, 2012 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

What bug stung Mitt Romney and his team of advisers? Was it the gullibility, the blunder or the downright foolishness bug? Because when you announce that you paid 15 percent in taxes on income amounting in the millions of dollars on the morning of the day of the State of the Union address, given by your main opponent, [Read more]

Empire vs. Empire: Part II

January 31, 2012 // OS Radio - Russia - Russian

The drafters of the new American strategy emphasize that the U.S. will continue to "build a closer relationship in areas of mutual interest and encourage [Russia] to be a contributor across a broad range of issues." Patronizingly, so to speak, they clap us on the shoulder and point out our place: in the wake of [Read more]

The Testimony of the American Activists

January 31, 2012 // Al Masa' - Egypt - Arabic

America is very angry with Egypt, and it is threatened by grief, gloom and the enormity of matters. America is threatening, as it traditionally does, to cut off its wicked support. The reason goes back to the matter of six American citizens who are being prevented from leaving Egypt because they are being investigated [Read more]

America’s Carpool Culture

January 31, 2012 // Xinhua - China - Chinese

When I first arrived in the United States as a reporter, the media once invited me to write an article on Americans carpooling. At that time, my first reaction was that, since America was this nation of vehicles on wheels, with most families having an average of one vehicle, why would people want to carpool? After [Read more]

Four Against Obama

January 31, 2012 // Berliner Umschau - Germany - German

The Obama fad of 2008 is over, not only in the United States but everywhere. The Nobel Prize laureate didn't accomplish enough. But despite scattered anti-Obama sentiment, chances for the incumbent president can't be considered nonexistent. What he's unable to do is being done by the Republicans themselves, and with [Read more]

Romney’s Real Rate

January 31, 2012 // Financial Post - Canada

The end result is that Mitt Romney is paying plenty to society — giving away half one’s income is pretty generous for most people.

Chilly Reception Awaits U.S. Energy Companies in Canada

January 31, 2012 // The Globe and Mail - Canada

Good thing for those U.S. engineering companies there are no 'Buy Canadian' provisions in oil sand contracts like there are 'Buy American' provisions in U.S. federal procurement. But U.S. oil companies may soon find a less hospitable political landscape north of the border. After Obama sandbagged TransCanada, and all the Alberta producers that were going to supply it, I wouldn’t want to be a U.S. pipeline company looking for regulatory approval in Canada these days.
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