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Absurd, Surreal Trump

September 8, 2016 // Wiener Zeitung - Austria - German

Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy was at first laughable – a humorous topic of conversation for pleasant circles of political aficionados. One could delightfully amuse oneself about the churlish, foppish, crazed real estate tycoon from New York. The comparative consideration of the speeches of Trump and the [Read more]

TTIP – No Pact with America

September 5, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>France has pronounced the free trade agreement with the USA dead. Austria's government is also becoming increasingly skeptical. The EU and USA are pounding out exhortations to carry on, but a deal under Obama is unrealistic.</b> Now it has come to this. Top politicians in Europe are officially laying the [Read more]

Donald Trump: The Indomitable Candidate

August 29, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<i>Trump fails whenever he tries to focus on topics instead of just polemics.</i> Donald Trump's bad mood is exemplified by many things: by the worsening poll numbers; by the foot that finds his mouth with ever greater accuracy; or by the steadily growing numbers of critics in his own party who are no longer willing [Read more]

Eastern Europeans Celebrate NATO Summit as a Success

July 23, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>“U.S. president agrees to the ‘defense of every NATO ally.’” The eastern NATO nations are pleased about the signal to Russia. Moscow counters that the alliance is only imagining a threat.</i> Warsaw. They were clear words that President Obama had ready for his allies before his departure from the NATO [Read more]

A Last Hurrah for Bernie Sanders

June 10, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>It's time for the symbol of liberalism to admit defeat.</b> The ability to be dignified in defeat is a rare gift. Eight years ago, it took Hillary Clinton several weeks to say she was throwing in the towel in the wake of her hard-fought campaign and admit she didn't have a chance against Barack Obama. It was the [Read more]

The Populist Wave

June 2, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

The elite is always frightened anew whenever a verbal bully unrestrainedly tells the people what they want to hear and thereby succeeds.

The US and Vietnam: Almost Best Friends

May 30, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

No matter where U.S. strategic interests lie, Vietnam remains a communist party dictatorship that systematically restricts fundamental rights. “Big nations should not bully smaller ones. Disputes should be resolved peacefully,” were the words of U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Vietnam. They were, [Read more]

A Real New Yorker

April 25, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

A true New Yorker knows the right way to eat pizza – namely, with bare fingers. As the horde of presidential candidates invaded the metropolis for primary election time they were given a lot of advice, some of it under the heading “Things That You Just Don't Do.” A few years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio and [Read more]

The Candidate with the Glass Chin

April 14, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>Wisconsin proves Trump can dish it out, but he can't take it.</i> Five years ago, it seemed it would go on and on when Barack Obama in his role as master of ceremonies at the Washington Correspondents Dinner jumped on Donald Trump because the shrill billionaire was spreading the tea party movement's conspiracy [Read more]
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