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About William Hochstettler

This user has submitted 43 translations to Watching America.

Iran Ahead of Talks with the ‘Great Satan’

August 23, 2018 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>It must be hard for the regime to explain direct talks with the nemesis, the United States, to its own people.</i> In a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who was recently on a visit to Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump responded to a journalist’s question that he is ready [Read more]

Even When It Comes to Children, Trump Remains Hard

June 27, 2018 // Faz - Germany - German

<i>For Donald Trump, separating families of immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. at the border is logical. But his position is not only opposed by the majority of Americans, there is even resistance coming from within his own party.</i> While the question about how to treat immigrants is threatening to shatter [Read more]

From Russia with Love

March 28, 2018 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

One week ago, Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent exiled in the United Kingdom, collapsed on a bench in the small town of Salisbury. This mysterious poisoning by nerve agent raised the specter of Alexander Litvinenko in London, who was assassinated by polonium in the center of London 12 years ago. It also [Read more]

The Meaning of Spectacle

March 18, 2018 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Still, Mr. Trump is an American president who can be said to think little about the consequences of his actions...So we can immediately wonder if this summit will even take place in the end. [Read more]

Fire and Fury

August 10, 2017 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

Trump learned North Korea's language of fire and fury quite quickly. Hopefully, someone will teach him... about the Cuban Missile Crisis while he spends his summer vacation on the golf course. [Read more]

Trump Wants To Legalize US Companies’ Tax Dodges

May 2, 2017 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The paper with the tax proposal is only one page long, but it is an affront to Europe; if Trump's tax ideas ever become reality, economic policy would change throughout the world. Donald Trump's tax initiative would also change Germany's economic policy. At least, if it ever comes to fruition. U.S. companies in [Read more]

Power Struggle in US Congress over Trump’s Wall

April 18, 2017 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The wall along the Mexican border that Donald Trump wants was at the heart of Tuesday's budget negotiations in Congress, where the Democratic opposition absolutely refused to vote for a dollar toward its construction, and the wall is on the brink of triggering a power struggle, according to Congressional leaders. [Read more]

Announced Conflict

March 27, 2017 // Der Spiegel - Germany - German

<i>The U.S. government is exerting pressure and painting a blatantly distorted picture of German economic policy. But it is also true that Berlin has ignored smoldering problems for far too long.</i> It is getting serious. After months of vague, trade-related threats from the U.S., opposing parties will meet each [Read more]

A Legacy That Will Bear Fruit

January 27, 2017 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Barack Obama will deliver his farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday, Jan. 10.* He should emphasize his government's success in economic affairs and in combating inequality. He could also take advantage of the opportunity to draw up a positive assessment of a foreign policy that recalled the indispensable nature of [Read more]

Trump, the Rejection of Obama’s America

November 7, 2016 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

The election on Nov. 8 illustrates a violent clash between the proponents of a diverse, globalized America embodied by the Democratic president, Obama, and another America that is worried, weakened in its identity and even racist, whose passions are kindled by the Republican candidate, Trump. Did Obama create [Read more]

Does What the Vazaha Do Concern Us?

September 29, 2016 // Madagascar Tribune - Madagascar - French

</i>President Barack Obama is stepping up to the plate to support Hillary Clinton in her campaign for the presidency in November. The first non-white person in the history of the United States to have made it to the highest office has gotten his hands dirty in support of the person who will probably be the first woman [Read more]

TTIP – No Pact with America

September 5, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>France has pronounced the free trade agreement with the USA dead. Austria's government is also becoming increasingly skeptical. The EU and USA are pounding out exhortations to carry on, but a deal under Obama is unrealistic.</b> Now it has come to this. Top politicians in Europe are officially laying the [Read more]

Donald Trump: The Indomitable Candidate

August 29, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<i>Trump fails whenever he tries to focus on topics instead of just polemics.</i> Donald Trump's bad mood is exemplified by many things: by the worsening poll numbers; by the foot that finds his mouth with ever greater accuracy; or by the steadily growing numbers of critics in his own party who are no longer willing [Read more]

The Upright Conservative Who Wants To Hamper Trump

August 11, 2016 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Evan McMullin knows all too well that timing is everything in politics. The Republican is announcing his presidential candidacy a few hours before Donald Trump will seek to take on a more serious demeanor with a keynote address on economic policies after his week of chaos with endless controversies. Trump will have to [Read more]

Shooting in Orlando

June 27, 2016 // La Presse - Canada - French

“If you need proof that Congress is a hostage to the gun lobby, look no further than today’s vote,” declared Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California and the bill's sponsor. [Read more]

The Main Thing, It Was Convenient

June 6, 2016 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>Hillary Clinton did not want an official email account during her tenure as secretary of state. She did not want to allow anyone insight into her private life. This attitude is now fueling reservations against her - and could even topple her candidacy.</i> Hillary Clinton was in the second year of her term when a [Read more]

Hillary vs. Bernie: A First in 2016

May 6, 2016 // La Presse - Canada - French

For the first time since the beginning of the year, Hillary Clinton received more money than Bernie Sanders over the course of the same month. The former secretary of state collected $36.5 million in donations in April, compared to the Vermont senator's $28.5 million – a decrease of 40 percent from the previous [Read more]

Ted Cruz Announces Ticket with Carly Fiorina

May 2, 2016 // Le Monde - France - French

The “major announcement” from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday, April 27 has every appearance of a deciding factor. Steamrolled by his rival Donald Trump in the primaries for the Republican nomination organized the day before in five northeastern states, Mr. Cruz tried to disrupt the momentum that the real estate [Read more]