When the Iraq War began on March 20, 2003 there was a strange mood on the American home front. Americans did not enter this war with flag-waving patriotism, but they also did not harbor many scruples or doubts. The hesitant march into this conflict was based on a reckless trust in the nation’s political leadership, [Read more]
The candidate was in a good mood despite wearing the bulletproof vest. When the Republican presidential candidate John McCain arrived last weekend in Iraq, his visit served one primary purpose: he wanted to showcase his credibility and experience in military affairs. The fact that he happened to pick the most [Read more]
Hillary Clinton has ended Barack Obama's 12 state winning streak. Yet, her success could lead to a real test for the Democrats. The most loyal supporters of the two rivals could actually, out of wounded pride, stay at home during the November presidential election.
Is Hillary Clinton the Claudia Roth of the [Read more]
Alan Dershowitz, the American top lawyer who became famous with the defense of O.J. Simpson, says that “in Europe, Spitzer’s prostitute scandal wouldn't even make the back pages of the newspaper”.
We get two news items from the US on the same day concerning human rights. The first report: China is no longer on the list of the top ten human rights abusers in the report issued by the US State Department on human rights. Report number two: the Democrats in the House of Representatives failed in their effort to [Read more]
Neither Obama nor Hillary is able to obtain a majority – US Democrats face a crucial test
WASHINGTON – Wyoming, Mississippi, Pennsylvania. The primary carousel among the U.S. Democrats keeps spinning, and as of now, a clear decision has not yet emerged. After 45 primaries and 28 million votes, the balance of power [Read more]
"The Democrats will not find it easy here to portray McCain as George Bush."
"The triangle of race, class and gender never really functioned on a completely equal footing."
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The German fascination about Obama
Germany is eagerly watching the U.S. pre-election campaign. Not one day passes without the “Phenomenon Obama” being discussed in the media. But would an Obama also be possible in Germany? Jens Teschke lets his mind wander. [Read more]