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Republicans Bet on Vietnam and a Pariah

September 4, 2008 // Berliner Morgenpost - Germany - German

The Republican national convention is far less glamorous than the show surrounding Obama’s nomination for President. The Republicans have chosen to position their candidate with memories of Vietnam and the help of a Democratic party pariah. The scene is somehow bitter. It is Tuesday evening shortly before 9:00 in [Read more]

Soap (Box) Opera

September 3, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

Blogging “Sex and the City” look-alikes and cute stage show props: The candidates need appropriate children for the election. Then a pregnant teenager goes and ruins it all.

Why Obama Will Succeed

September 2, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The fact that he, as an African-American was even able to get the nomination of one of the two major American political parties is practically a miracle.

Russia and the West: The Cold Peace

September 2, 2008 // Der Spiegel - Germany

Every year America pays $600 billion (€400 billion) to oil producing countries. On top of that, there is China’s economic rise, two bogged-down foreign wars, and now Russia has made its return to the international stage, loudly and aggressively.

Too Powerful for the World

September 1, 2008 // Junge Freiheit - Germany - German

The coming presidential election in the United States will take place in the midst of fundamental world political change. The “August War” in the Caucasus was an unmistakable sign of that. The “New World Order” announced and implemented by George H. W. Bush at the collapse of the Soviet Union reached its turning [Read more]

A Great Quest in a Vast Country

August 30, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

People in small villages in the United States don’t feel they’re a world power....They know exactly how unpopular the United States is in large parts of the world and they would like to reverse that development.

In Service to the Party

August 29, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

With her clever and sophisticated convention speech, she left no doubt that the highest priority for all Democrats has to be winning the White House back. But nobody expected that she would praise Obama to high heaven.
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