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June 2013

Love Is Love, Not Just Between Men and Women

June 29, 2013 // Il Fatto Quotidiano - Italy - Italian

Although the court’s decision barely affects the ban on marriage between people of the same sex still in force in the majority of states, it sanctions the unequivocal principle of equality of love

Will a Republican Civil War Take Place?

June 29, 2013 // Le Figaro - France - French

After the presidential race defeat last November, you would think that the Republicans would have analyzed the reasons for their defeat, beyond their choice of a horrible candidate. Alas, you thought wrong: The magnificent election-failing plan invented by tea party supporters is back in action. Yet after the defeat, [Read more]

To Spy with Obama

June 29, 2013 // El Caribe - The Dominican Republic - Spanish

Ever since “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Au Clair de la Lune,”* recordings of the human voice have supported the idea of man's permanence. However, when Bell invented the telephone, he opened Pandora’s box to recording private telephone conversations. WikiLeaks and the more recent Obama administration's [Read more]

Yes We Can, Really?

June 29, 2013 // Prensa Libre - Guatemala - Spanish

Disclosures on the U.S. government's mass control over a long period of time on private communications between citizens and in cyberspace has raised hairs and revived the discussion on privacy, freedom and security. The Machiavellian principle that the end justifies the means leads the public debate once again. If we [Read more]

Big Pile of Dynamite

June 29, 2013 // Braunschweiger Zeitung - Germany - German

Is Obama’s surprising decision to provide military assistance to Syrian rebels a good move or a bad one? It is a hard question to answer, and the reactions in Germany and Moscow show how controversial the president’s about-face is. The federal government is doing well to hold back in this instance — one of the [Read more]

In Search of Partners in Berlin

June 28, 2013 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

Obama's Berlin speech was a disappointment. Everyone at the Brandenburg Gate was waiting for the one great sentence with which the first African-American president would secure his place in the world's history books. The speech Obama gave was very vague, and it made reference to issues that score you points in the [Read more]
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