User Profile: Marion Meudt
This user has submitted 21 translations to Watching America.
22 million U.S. residents currently do not have American citizenship. About half of them do not have valid residence status. [Read more]
The scolding coming out of Europe, Japan, and China left Donald Trump cold. Then, suddenly, skeptics whose opinions carry weight with the U.S. president came forward: Republican Party friends from all over the country, many of them dyed-in-the-wool Trump fans. Most of them will face midterm elections in the fall, a [Read more]
In the White House and in Congress, principles have been jettisoned and the nightmare scenario of the past is threatening to become today's reality. [Read more]
It is easy to despise Trump and his intellectual simplicity, his disdain for minorities and his verbal vulgarity. But his criticism of China is at least partly justified. [Read more]
Wolff portrays a president who was clueless, void of ideas, disinterested, unable to learn, focused solely on appearances, immature, paranoid, dishonest, irascible and hopelessly narcissistic. [Read more]
Is [America] particularly vulnerable to frauds, fake news and impostors? [Read more]
Pressure to prevent a shutdown under Republican leadership is enormous. Failed negotiations may strain not only the economy, but overshadow recent successes with tax reform. [Read more]
Those who are familiar with Trump's media consumption know that the conservative moderators who railed against the lifting of the ban might have influenced him most. [Read more]
A new U.S. government report shows that not even the uniforms of Trump's bodyguards are manufactured in the United States. [Read more]
The 71-year-old CEO of Renaissance Capital, a large, secretive U.S. hedge fund, has become one of the most important names in politics. [Read more]
[The opioid] crisis combines some of the country's key challenges: a dysfunctional health care system, a one-sided justice system and the population's low education level. [Read more]
Until now, American commentators had assumed that Trump's extreme rhetoric was meant to boost his bargaining power. Now the mood has changed. [Read more]
By the end of the year, there likely will have been more massacres than days in a year. [Read more]
A few days ago, it seemed as if Canada was on the verge of a state of emergency. According to media reports, the local Olympic Stadium was to be temporarily turned into an interim camp because the city of Montreal was not able to accommodate such a large number of asylum seekers. The stadium seats 56,000 spectators.
The relationship between America and China is at a “pivot point.” [Read more]
Things are not yet quite as bad on this side of the Atlantic. But the question of what it means to be engaged in a cultural propaganda war is increasingly difficult to ignore. [Read more]
It would be better if we could just stop making a fuss and pay attention to what is going on in the world. [Read more]
During the heated phase of the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump recruited the hard-liners among Cuban expats. On Friday, the 71-year-old returned to Little Havana in Miami as the U.S. president to keep his promise: a tightening of the U.S.-Cuba policy.
In 2014, his predecessor Barack Obama relaxed the embargo [Read more]
Thank you, Mr. President. You make Europe great again. [Read more]
What does Trump have to do before enough Republicans perceive him as a danger to democracy and is, consequently, unacceptable?