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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

A Republican Fights For Gay Marriage

October 15, 2009 // Wiener Zeitung - Austria - German

Theodore Olson is actually a conservative hard-liner, a Republican who supports the right of every American to own a gun and as U.S. Solicitor General defended George W. Bush’s controversial legal opinions concerning the so-called "war on terror." He’s mainly known for representing George W. Bush before the [Read more]

Obama Will Pressure Netanyahu for a Two-State Solution

May 19, 2009 // Der Standard - Austria - German

U.S. President Barack Obama will try to convince Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the two-state solution to the Palestinian question. The two will certainly address that question when they meet on Monday, according to government sources in Washington. Obama will put the creation of a Palestinian [Read more]

Obama on Torture: “Change” Lite

April 19, 2009 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<b>Obama the lawyer would do well to recall his own words: “Nobody is above the law.”</b> Those skeptical of Barack Obama from the start now have cause to consider their skepticism vindicated. Oh, sure, the president made a big show of denouncing the Bush administration’s brutal interrogation methods as soon [Read more]

Barack Obama Tries His Best

February 26, 2009 // Wiener Zeitung - Austria - German

Obama’s speech also made clear that he intends to find a way out of the crisis through consumer spending. That can happen only if Americans replace their fear with euphoria

Moscow and the EU Unite Against the USA

November 15, 2008 // Wiener Zeitung - Austria - German

Russia and the European Union have set a course toward normalizing relations this week in the posh city of Nice on the French Riviera. Relations had suffered since Russia’s military involvement in Georgia. The newly found unity appears to be based in opposition to a third party, the United States, in two different [Read more]
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