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Obama and the Fear of Government

January 31, 2010 // die Presse - Austria - German

With a social democratic kiss, Obama has awakened the Republicans. Life isn’t fair, not even for those who have messianic status. If there’s anyone responsible for the outbreak of the financial crisis, it’s certainly not Barack Obama, but his predecessors. It took George W. Bush to succeed in the masterful [Read more]

A Tired Warrior Tries to Regain That Old Obama Magic

January 30, 2010 // Kurier - Austria - German

<b>The U.S. president is wooing the common man, who seems to have gone astray.</b> Sure, he got the obligatory applause and all the totally phony backslapping done for the benefit of the television cameras. Obama didn’t appear to expect any more than that from the 535 members of Congress, before whom he gave the [Read more]

Is Obama a Beacon of Hope or a Failure?

January 30, 2010 // Mein Salzburg - Austria - German

<b>Why just one year in office is not enough time to solve all the world’s problems.</b> When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, many a dissident hung on every word he spoke. And when he had no solutions, they said, “He’s not telling us what we should do.” That wasn’t [Read more]

For God, Low Taxes and Against Nazi Obama

January 24, 2010 // der Standard - Austria - German

The “Tea Party Nation” represents the far-right wing of the Republican Party, and it has a new figurehead: Sarah Palin. “Bury Obamacare with Kennedy!” “It’s so bad, I miss Bill Clinton.” “Unarmed, this time!” These signs were paraded through the streets of Washington on September 12th by Tea Party [Read more]

The United States: A BetterFriend and Neighbor

January 18, 2010 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>President Obama wants to be Haiti’s real partner – at gunpoint, if necessary.</b> Helping your neighbor has a long tradition in the United States. Friendly words, gestures and deeds belong to the everyday fabric of life in the American suburbs. As a superpower, the U.S. has always been judged by the amount of [Read more]

Tough Times For Washington

January 5, 2010 // Der Standard - Austria - German

Terrorist attempts such as the Detroit airplane incident actually play into the president’s hands because they support his strategies.

Obama’s Trial by Fire

January 1, 2010 // Der Standard - Austria - German

If Obama gives in now to the political pressure his opponents are subjecting him to, he might as well forget all previous and future gestures he may want to make toward the Islamic world.

A Present for the U.S. Economy

December 26, 2009 // Der Standard - Austria - German

Final passage of the [health care] legislation won’t bring immediate benefits to the U.S. economy, but America’s business posture should noticeably improve in a few short years – provided the new changes manage to slow health care costs
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