Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

June 2012

Obama’s Ice-Cold Calculation

June 30, 2012 // Berliner Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>U.S. President Obama has surprisingly announced that illegal immigrants will be permitted to apply for amnesty. That could secure the election for him.</i> A good six weeks ago, U.S. President Barack Obama had official confirmation. The U.S. Census Office officially determined what had been suspected for the last [Read more]

Russian Authorities Accuse US of Human Trafficking

June 30, 2012 // KM.RU - Russia - Russian

The Russian government reminded the U.S. that they were and remain the world’s leading importers of “living goods.” Alexander Lukashevich, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made this declaration on Monday, June 25, in response to a report that the U.S. Department of State published on the fight [Read more]

Student Debt Crisis in American Colleges

June 30, 2012 // Zaobao - Singapore - Chinese

In this presidential election year for the U.S., fierce partisan competitions and the on-going euro crisis both indicate a common contractible disease in the western world: public debts that are increasingly out of control. In addition, private debt also becomes a serious problem. Since the burst of the real estate [Read more]

No Taxation Without Representation!

June 29, 2012 // Pravda - Russia

'The revolution against the British started with no taxation without representation. Will Americans storm the White House? Is there any possible way to change things or is it too late? "No taxation without representation" should be the battle cry in America until the American government actually serves the people.'

Mission Accomplished: I’m Reading Russia

June 29, 2012 // Russia Beyond the Headlines - Russia

'As guest of honor and focus of BookExpo Americaʼs Global Market Forum, Russia showcased more than 50 writers, publishers, librarians, journalists and historians in New York City this month.'

Your Syria Is My Bahrain

June 29, 2012 // The Moscow Times - Russia

'Moscow may be correct about Washington having a double standard in this instance. But Moscow's proposed solution — that the United States not criticize Russian support for the Assad regime just like Russia does not criticize U.S. support for the Bahraini monarchy — is not right.'

How Much Corruption Can Democracy Endure?

June 29, 2012 // Pravda - Russia

'Since Citizens United allegedly gave labor unions the right to freedom of speech, it was my contention that they could use this freedom to challenge "right to work" laws that detrimentally affect their financial resources, as well as laws, like those in Wisconsin, that prohibit the withholding of union dues from the paychecks of public sector union members.'
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