<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]
<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]
<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]
<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 elite is always frightened anew whenever a verbal bully unrestrainedly tells the people what they want to hear and thereby succeeds.
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 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]
<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]
<i>Here's why Europe should pay attention to the sand table mock-up battle for the White House involving two grown men and the anger of the silent majority.</i>
Two blue plastic banners in English and Spanish flutter overhead reading, “Bernie for President 2016.” In an adjacent auto repair shop on a quiet side [Read more]
<i>Barack Obama finds the old adage “It takes two to tango” was right.</i>
Barack Obama hadn't looked as relaxed as he did during his Latin American trip. It was as if all the tension left him 10 months before his term in office ends, as if he left the campaign noise, the polemics and the harsh criticism of his [Read more]