User Profile: Daniel Buller
This user has submitted 40 translations to Watching America.
Putin ... believes that the future lies in putting national interests first. The fact that he has found a soulmate in Donald Trump makes him more assured in this belief, not less. [Read more]
Is Trump prepared to throw weak allies to the wolves to score political points domestically in the U.S.? [Read more]
When the new system for tackling crime was introduced by Rudolph Giuliani and Police Chief Bill Bratton, it began with subway control. [Read more]
[W]ouldn’t it be a shame if the right takes over the issue of economic equality – simply because the left hasn’t been credible enough? [Read more]
Racism may have been washed green in the form of environmentalism, but it remains just as dangerous. [Read more]
A large part of the strategy appears to consist of racial polarization. [Read more]
[Trump's] strategy is egocentric, and his view of the EU is frighteningly lacking in historical knowledge.
After 500 days in the White House, it is clear that Trump is just as destructive in the role of American president as one might have feared.
If the U.S. leaves the nuclear deal it is likely that Iran will as well. [Read more]
Death, politics, and religion are all absent. Money is the driving force for both villains and heroes, and in the hunt for money, anything can happen. [Read more]
Facebook needs to change its business model to stop being lethal for democracy. [Read more]
Perhaps the president of the U.S. is not so well acquainted with the details of how society and power works. However, don’t doubt that he knows exactly what he is doing. It is essentially about silencing everything he dislikes.
The response to Donald Trump’s Twitter barrage about “revoking the license” for [Read more]
<i>Donald Trump is permanently damaging his presidency by equating Nazis with counterdemonstrators. There is currently an acute moral vacuum in the White House.</i>
They arrived with torches, weapons, and hate symbols. They were marching and shouting: “Jews will not replace us. Jews will not replace us. Blood and [Read more]
Frida Stranne warns that the media drama around Trump may be misleading. [Read more]
What is remarkable is that nobody from the top Silicon Valley firms called out the obvious hypocrisy.
It is word against word as Team Trump aims to undermine Comey’s credibility. [Read more]
'There is no doubt this is yet another good day for Vladimir Putin.'
President Trump can safely assume Michael Flynn will cause him trouble for some time yet. [Read more]
Choosing a winner is not easy when the fact-resistant Twitter-fan without impulse control meets the leader of the world’s biggest communist dictatorship. It is still fundamentally important that the presidents of the U.S. and China meet. The two countries must have a relationship. However, no one should expect that [Read more]
It is not a coincidence that Trump is throwing around accusations of “fake news.” He knows it will annoy and polarize.
Trump: 'The day I realized it can be smart to be shallow was, for me, a deep experience.' [Read more]
The future of Trump as president is currently an endless number of question marks and possible outcomes. [Read more]
There is a danger that the world’s three biggest economies are going to be at each other’s throats. [Read more]
Instead of post-truth, let’s get to work and 'post the truth.' [Read more]
Donald Trump offered a side to his personality that we have not seen often as he sat next to Barack Obama in the White House: Donald the Humble. It was as if the seriousness in what Trump had just managed to do started to sink in.
Of course, there is plenty for Donald Trump to be humble about. There are not many [Read more]
<i>It’s a different view of democracy. The difference between the Swedish democratic system and that of the U.S. is enormous. Here we choose a parliament that is supposed to represent the wishes of the people. There, the election only allows people to decide who is going to lead the country. No wonder then that [Read more]
The influence of the president on the American economy is always overestimated.
<i>Donald Trump apologizes. This shows how serious the revelation is. He has probably just lost the election.</i>
The apology came only a short while after The Washington Post published the story and the video in which Donald Trump makes lewd remarks about women and what he likes to do with them.
After his new attack on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump is leaving the stage without responding to the journalists’ questions. The appearance took place at Trump’s newly opened luxury hotel in Washington.
Trump is attracting the spotlight through obvious lies and threats of violence. He is lacking political [Read more]
Trump called Peña Nieto his friend. That is a proffered hand that shouldn’t be accepted.
If democracies such as the EU countries and U.S. don’t want to create rules for global trade, others will. [Read more]
It is striking how often those who claim to be worried about polarization in society are also those who make a living by polarizing. In Sweden, the Swedish Democrats have turned into experts in the discipline.
In the tabloid “Aftonbladet,” Swedish Democrat Henrik Vinge expressed concern about developments in the [Read more]
Black Lives Matter is founded on an agenda that is racist and encourages violence. [Read more]
Has the LBGT community’s success given us a false sense of security, a feeling that the struggle is almost over, and that we would finally be safe? [Read more]
It is fully possible that this is a winning strategy. [Read more]
Only 17 percent of Germans now think it is a good idea, as opposed to 55 percent two years ago. [Read more]
In the lead-up to the presidential election, at the start of April, two opinion polls were published looking more closely at the values and opinions of American voters. One of them was carried out by Quinnipiac University and the other by the Public Religion Research Institute in collaboration with The Atlantic [Read more]
Cruz is the most detested in Congress by colleagues, including in his own party, since he despises working as a team. [Read more]
It is clear that America no longer wants to be the insurance company of the world. [Read more]
Those who, in the name of democracy, want to stop others from speaking don’t understand what democracy means. [Read more]