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Santa Monica Beach–No Smoking Laws and Other Harassment

June 27, 2008 // Bild - Germany - German

Summer’s here. And how! Over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Los Angeles. Hardly bearable. It’s only good if you-–like Pierce Brosnan, Julia Roberts, or Matthew McConaughey-–own a little beach house in Malibu or Santa Monica. From there it’s just a hop into the cool Pacific. But, beware! The police patrol [Read more]

"Liberal" Media Lifts McCain

June 19, 2008 // TAZ.de - Germany - German

To Set The Record Straight Now they’re all saying it’s going to be a “close race.” Hillary Clinton finally threw in the towel (with unsurpassable ambivalence – she’s not giving up her campaign, she’s only putting it on hold), and Barack Obama can finally start to completely distinguish himself from John [Read more]

The Link Between Obama and The Israel Lobby.

June 18, 2008 // Die Welt - Germany - German

The US democratic candidate, Barack Obama, is campaigning with the help of the Jewish lobby in America. In the process, he is going further than many presidential candidates before him: Obama is calling for an “undivided Jerusalem” and is threatening Iran with unlimited measures against nuclear weapons development. [Read more]

Boeing Miscalculated

June 18, 2008 // Financial Times - Germany - German

The contract of the century for the new U.S. Air Force tanker awarded to EADS (Trans. note: The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company) is being re-examined. For Boeing, who lost the contract, this is their last hope to turn the tables. The Air Force contract is becoming a battleground for media strategists, [Read more]

Obama or McCain? Michelle or Cindy?

June 17, 2008 // Bild - Germany - German

In my last column, I rhapsodized about the possibility of First Lady Michelle Obama. Of course, it’s entirely possible the next First Lady won’t be a dark-skinned beauty but a cool blonde with piercing blue eyes. Cindy McCain, too, has the stuff of which First Ladies are made. But the 54-year old reminds me more [Read more]

Too Many TV Commercials?

June 15, 2008 // Bild.de - Germany - German

NOTE: The following is excerpted from an article covering several aspects of German television programming and regulation. None of it is applicable to television in the United States except this segment. The next time you moan and groan because of television commercials, just thank your lucky stars you don’t live [Read more]

Will Bush Convert to Catholicism?

June 15, 2008 // Berliner Morgenpost - Germany - German

Is George Bush contemplating converting to Catholicism? The rumor pot is boiling in Rome. As Bush strolls through the Vatican gardens with Pope Benedict XVI, Italy’s media speculates about a possible religious crossover for the evangelical U.S. President. What’s certain is that the Pope granted Bush a private [Read more]
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