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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]

Can Obama Govern?

November 8, 2008 // Die Presse - Austria - German

In a country threatened by recession, debt and high unemployment, giving out rhetorical happy pills won’t be good enough.

"America first" or "Global Village"

November 4, 2008 // Der Standard - Austria - German

The choice between Obama and McCain is not only the business of U.S. citizens. It is also a concern of Europeans - and for good reason. Recently, people have been saying that no matter who wins the election, Obama or McCain, it won’t make any difference to the world. The new president will have to worry about [Read more]

Stuck in theAfghanistan Trap

October 22, 2008 // die Presse - Austria - German

Europe is in for a hard time in the Hindu Kush – especially if Barack Obama is elected President. One rule that all militaries try to observe is the one that says whoever goes to war must be prepared for worst-case scenarios. In Iraq and Afghanistan, that rule was apparently ignored. With the mistaken assumption in [Read more]
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