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User Profile: Beth Holding

About Beth Holding
Beth has recently graduated from the University of Southampton, and holds a degree in French and Spanish. She has also completed a year long study program in Angers, France.

This user has submitted 75 translations to Watching America.

A Heartless Logic

September 15, 2017 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Stupid and ideological, Trump’s decision to hang the sword of Damocles over the heads of 800,000 immigrants is spreading distress, damaging the American economy, and presenting the risk of a serious migration crisis. [Read more]


January 23, 2017 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The circus-like, angry and aggressive atmosphere surrounding the president-elect’s first press conference appears in stark contrast to the festive mood present in Chicago during President Obama’s farewell address. One thing that I particularly appreciate, and one of my fondest memories of Obama’s speeches, other [Read more]

Can Trump Beat Clinton?

May 16, 2016 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

Clinton is the favorite, despite flaws in her campaign. Yet, in a year of strange occurrences, nobody can rule out the possibility that the strangest all of occurrences may very well end up happening. [Read more]

Clinton or Trump?

May 1, 2016 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

With the results of the latest U.S. primaries, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Trump and Clinton will battle it out in the election campaign next November. [Read more]

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. [Read more]

A Hesitant Obama

February 8, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

In order to understand Obama’s treatment of Russian politics concerning the conflict in Ukraine, all we need to do is ask ourselves how John McCain would have done it differently. [Read more]

Friends in the North

January 27, 2015 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which drew to a close yesterday in Havana after half a century of conflict, was anything but a happy ending for a large sector of the peaceful opposition. [Read more]

Institutional Racism: An American Evil

October 20, 2014 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

<i>Black Princeton professor Cornel West was among the group of protesters arrested in Ferguson, Missouri in August after an 18-year-old African-American boy was shot and killed by a white police officer. Racial tensions remain high, principally stemming from a culture of institutional discrimination.</i> [Read more]

Bush the Third

October 12, 2014 // El Diario Exterior -

Political and military reality has forced Obama, against his own instincts, to follow in the example of Bush II. (Let’s not forget, however, that he began his presidency fervently criticizing the military intervention employed during Bush’s War on Terror). It’s not hard to understand why Obama is becoming [Read more]

Obama: A Failed Hope?

September 27, 2014 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

In June 2008, the prestigious English journal The Economist celebrated the victory of then-candidate Barack Hussein Obama in America’s presidential primaries, triumphing over his rival, Hillary Clinton. In an enthusiastic and unusual editorial, the journal pointed out that in a country whose past is disfigured by [Read more]

Syria: Obama Dismisses Imminent Attacks

September 11, 2014 // Le Point - France - French

<i>The American president admitted on Thursday that the United States does not yet have a strategy for attacking the Islamic State in Syria.</i> “We don’t have a strategy yet”: Barack Obama directly admitted on Thursday that the United States was not in a position to attack the Islamic State in Syria, [Read more]