User Profile: Alicja Prusaczyk
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<i>Trump’s aggressive and disconcerting style allowed him to triumph over his opponents in the primaries, but showed his limits against Hillary.</i>
“You cannot win an election through debates, but you can lose them,” said someone close to Donald Trump. He could not have said it better. His candidate may not [Read more]
Trump is getting ready [to launch] great experiments threatening the security of Poland. [Read more]
While the U.S. LGBT community is becoming better perceived by public opinion, the massacre in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016 was a cruel reminder that bars have once again become possible death spots.
They might have had something to celebrate in June. On June 26, they were going to celebrate the first [Read more]
Trump earned his defeat [in Wisconsin] with a series of blunders. [Read more]
<i>While the primaries continue on Tuesday, multiple incidents at the Republican candidate’s rallies could galvanize his supporters.</i>
The video taken a few days ago in Missouri is chilling. It shows Faizan Syed, a member of a Muslim association, engaging in conversation with Donald Trump’s supporters lining [Read more]
President Obama announces a plan — not feasible as we already know — to close the prison in Guantanamo. It is a “declaration of good will” before the historic trip to Cuba.
Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison remains one of the unfulfilled promises of Barack Obama, which he announced in 2009, soon after being [Read more]
The death of Antonin Scalia, the ultra-conservative Supreme Court justice, and the debate on his succession have immediately aroused divisions that undermine the American political class. [Read more]
The former mayor could change the Washington system. He was able to do so in New York City. [Read more]
In his final State of the Union address, the president opposed his optimistic view of the U.S. to the pessimistic assessment of the candidates to succeed him.
President Obama has 373 days left to convince Americans that his two terms have turned the U.S. into a country that is economically stronger, more respected [Read more]
The first direct confrontation between the two candidates leading in U.S. presidential polls. Donald Trump crudely scoffs Hillary Clinton ... and demands an apology from her.
“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter!” said Hillary Clinton during Saturday’s televised Democratic debate. She added that the [Read more]
<i>The declaration of the billionaire on Monday has been heavily criticized, even among Republicans. But until now, his misdemeanors have always strengthened his lead.</i>
The contrast is striking. And it shows the increasing polarization of American society. Sunday evening, during a solemn speech after the San [Read more]
These returning “soldiers of the holy war” are the biggest threat, because they have passports from the countries in which they were born or raised. [Read more]
"… God is not finished with the Episcopal Church yet." [Read more]
These and other situations make one suspect that the Pentagon’s budget is too high. [Read more]
<i>The U.S., obsessed by the rise of Asia, withdrew too quickly from the Middle East, without seeing the grand return of Russia and without asserting itself as a great power in the Asia-Pacific region.</i>
The grand game. To mark his great comeback on the international stage, show his loyalty to his Syrian ally and [Read more]
<i>President Putin has announced the end of “Pax Americana” at the U.N. He also suggested that since the Americans are not good in the role of world policeman, they must be replaced by the Russians.</i>
Vladimir Putin doesn’t go very often to the annual gatherings of the United Nations General Assembly, [Read more]
<i>The Chinese president started his first state visit to the U.S. on Tuesday.</i>
The anecdote speaks volumes about the level of mistrust between the world’s two superpowers: During his upcoming visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly, Barack Obama will not be staying at the legendary Waldorf Astoria, [Read more]
<i>As many as 29 percent of Americans think that Barack Obama is Muslim. It’s only one of many conspiracy theories concerning the current U.S. president.</i>
CNN, which commissioned a poll about Obama, announced the results on its website in an article under a headline that was as reassuring as it was curious: [Read more]
The passivity of the U.S. is staggering in one of the most serious humanitarian crises the world has known since World War II. [Read more]
<i>For the moment, however, his three-day visit has been dominated by a dispute over the name of the highest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, which has recently been renamed Denali. There has also been a lot of talk about the rights of indigenous people in the USA.</i>
Before Obama’s visit to Alaska, his [Read more]
If government surveillance has changed its nature by means of technology, it is not really a novelty. [Read more]
The most appalling part of the case of Walter Palmer, who has recently become the most well-known dentist in the US, is not at all the fact that he killed a beautiful lion from Zimbabwe that was easily recognizable by his dark mane and therefore highly photogenic. There are millions of hunters in the world and although [Read more]
<i>The ultra-conservatives are using the highly publicized death of the wild animal to denounce the lack of attention to the scandal of family planning.</i>
“Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the Planned Parenthood dead babies?”* “That many in the national media are [Read more]
'Obama’s visit to Kenya is like all his African policy — merely symbolic.' - Adekeye Adebajo. [Read more]
The Obama administration is planning to create a "green highway," which aims to save the beautiful monarch butterflies migrating each year in millions between Mexico and the United States.
Although there is no incontrovertible evidence that genetically modified crops are harmful to people, they have certainly proved [Read more]
<i>Editor’s note: Story includes offensive language as part of quoted remarks.</i>
<i>The alleged Charleston killer acted in a context similar to that in which white supremacists continue to act in connection with Europe. For Barack Obama, racism is in the American DNA.</i>
On Monday, Obama did not hold back [Read more]
<i>America is beginning to fulfill President Barack Obama’s promise made on June 4, 2014 in Warsaw that Poland will never stand alone.</i>
The U.S. is planning to establish logistical bases in our part of Europe and will station military equipment for 5,000 troops there. An article in Saturday’s New York Times [Read more]
Craig Ranch. Small, upscale residential neighborhood of McKinney, Texas, where green grass abounds and peacefulness is palpable. Situated not far from Dallas, McKinney had never gained any media attention except in late 2014 for winning the “Best Places to Live in America” contest by Money magazine. It only took [Read more]
The new building of the Whitney Museum of American Art, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, immediately became one of the main attractions of New York City. Its objective is to attract 1 million visitors per year.
Welcome among the best! The congratulations that MoMA, the famous contemporary art museum, [Read more]
California has entered its fourth year without rain. According to climate specialists, it is the worst drought the region has experienced in several hundred years. [Read more]
With his receding hairline, his tufts of white hair and his metal-rimmed glasses, Bernie Sanders is nothing of a rock star, let alone a sex symbol. And yet, the independent senator from Vermont creates sensation these days in the U.S. and attracts great crowds as a presidential candidate.
"Whoa!" exclaimed the [Read more]
Seemingly, the main character of the TV series 'Mad Men' is Don Draper. But in fact, viewers understand that America, the one that no longer exists, is the hero. [Read more]
Depressed, overweight … to fight against their poor physical and moral condition, FBI agents are ordered to go back to sports. [Read more]
The statement of the FBI director that the ones responsible for the Holocaust were “the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary” caused a lot of comments in the American media. The biggest newspapers not only criticized James Comey’s ignorance, but also explained why he was wrong, because [Read more]
Like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet before him, Tim Cook has committed to donating his fortune – a display of generosity that conceals the cupidity of the richest.
It was on the website of the American Fortune magazine that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, announced the noble news: he will donate his entire fortune, [Read more]
Americans have a vague idea of Europe, but what they usually know is that Europeans have a long vacation. Americans talk about it with a mixture of irony, jealousy and irritation; they associate Europe with the land of slackers who, every year, get a month of leave, benefit from public socialist health care and do not [Read more]
The woes of public figures following a little too lavish renovation of their offices are not a purely French specialty. [Read more]
<i>First five years in Taliban captivity, and now, the rest of his life in an American prison. This may be the fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion.</i>
Last summer, Bergdahl’s case engendered huge controversy, which has returned with redoubled strength.
</b>He Had to Be Returned to [Read more]
After reading the information obtained by the journalist, Edward Snowden is stunned. And that is when we understand that Edward Snowden was merely a firecracker. The real bomb is primed, and it is about to explode. [Read more]
Alaska is the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana in its entirety: Starting Tuesday, you can smoke, possess and grow it without breaking the law.
The legalization of marijuana is the result of a referendum held in early November. At that time, the residents supported, by a vote of 53 to 47 percent, the initiative [Read more]
<i>Vilified by critics before becoming a giant of cinema, with “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood has regained the bad reputation from his beginnings.</i>
Fascist. The term flourished in the writings of many critics. We have to remember that in the 1970s, Eastwood didn't get good press. He starred in a soap [Read more]
<i>At the news of the death of King Abdullah, President Obama shortened his visit to India to fly to Riyadh. This shows the foreign policy priorities of the USA.</i>
When 44 heads of state arrived in Paris to commemorate the victims of the attack at the magazine Charlie Hebdo, the U.S. was represented by its [Read more]