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July 2015

The Donald Trump Factor

July 1, 2015 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

One would like to believe that Trump’s proposal is sufficiently superficial and even ridiculous for Obama to relegate his candidacy to its rightful place: mere fiction. But times are strange and the U.S. public is becoming increasingly disillusioned with current politicians.

The South and Its Pride

July 1, 2015 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

Even the statement from the daughter of the 70-year old Ethel Lance, whom he had killed on that Wednesday afternoon during the Bible study with several bullets, seemed not to reach him, “I will never be able to hold her again. But I forgive you. You hurt me; you hurt a lot of people. But God forgives you, and I forgive you.”

On Reaching a Level of Total Distrust and Suspicion

July 1, 2015 // Nezavisimaya Gazeta - Russia - Russian

Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and former head of the Federal Security Service , FSB, gave an interview to the newspaper “Kommersant” with extremely harsh assessments of U.S. policy toward Russia. Such assessments are routine for the daily anti-American discourse. But [Read more]

Terrorism, Home Grown

July 1, 2015 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

In Charleston, a racist shot black people in a church. Now the country is fighting over whether it was terrorism or “only” a racist crime. It is not splitting hairs when America thinks about whether to call Dylann Storm Roof’s mass murder in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church a crime or a terrorist [Read more]

A Circus with Donkeys and Elephants

July 1, 2015 // der Freitag - Germany - German

The primary elections one year ahead of the U.S. presidential election already has 16 contenders who have formally declared their candidacies. The circus is in full swing.
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