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Democrats Drop in Voter Approval

April 21, 2008 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Battle for the US Presidency Democrats Drop in Voter Approval Republican John McCain is really catching up in the polls. He can benefit from the duel between Obama and Clinton. In the meantime, many Democrats are finding him to be electable. The long battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is drawing [Read more]

I Don’t Wish to be an American Duke!

April 14, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

I like the United States a lot even though I no longer like traveling there. They’re now using machines I had previously only seen in the movies, and they’ve replaced the friendly “How’re you doing” with the suspicious “What are you doing here?” When I arrived in Chicago last week, my fears were [Read more]

Barack Obama’s Ideal Running Mate

April 14, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

Whoever wants to be the U.S. president has to begin the race with the right running mate. Michael Bloomberg can talk to all the camps, plus he’s a good manager. If Barack Obama is honest about himself he will admit two things: first, that his greatest weakness is his lack of experience in economic matters, and [Read more]

McCain: The Last Hope of the Republicans

April 14, 2008 // Die Welt Online - Germany - German

While the Democrats continue to fight each other, the Republican presidential candidate John McCain is already in full campaign mode. He's trying to win with a strong family history, boldness, and military ethic because the party which stands behind him is weaker than the opposition. Patriotic Americans of all [Read more]

The Lessons of 1968

April 11, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

The Vietnam War proves there are no good arguments for the United States to delay withdrawal from Iraq. Withdrawal is already overdue. I, too, am a 1968 model. I admit it. I’m not as proud of that as I am of being German. Just as it is coincidence that I was born in Germany and grew up in its western part, I [Read more]

The Great Silence

April 10, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

"It would be worthwhile to have a look at the experiences of the 500,000 or so soldiers who have been stationed in Iraq so far."

Four Out of Five Americans Unhappy with Nation’s Direction

April 6, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

81% of Americans believe their nation is headed in the wrong direction. The public mood hasn’t been this low since the early 1990s. An overwhelming majority of Americans are more dissatisfied with their country then ever before, according to a recent poll. In a survey by The New York Times and CBS News, 81% of the [Read more]
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