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Porsche Threatened with Extinction in America

February 25, 2010 // Kurier - Austria - German

Obama is planning new fuel economy standards for automobiles. For German sports car manufacturer Porsche, that could have fatal consequences. The German sports car maker Porsche is threatened with stiff penalties and even a possible withdrawal from the American market. The reason is new U.S. fuel economy standards [Read more]

Waiting Instead of Fighting

February 16, 2010 // der Standard - Austria - German

<b>The latest major Afghan offensive is apparently supposed to represent victory for President Obama’s new strategy in the Hindu Kush</b> "Operation Moshtarak will mark the start of the end of the insurgency," said Brigadier James Cowan, commander of British troops in Helmand Province. That sounds grandiose, but [Read more]

How To Arouse America

February 12, 2010 // Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria - German

It’s hard to tell what goes on in Americans' minds. Or maybe we Austrians, in our ski-crazy nation, have become so oblivious that we’ve lost the ability to see the sex appeal in an ordinary downhill skiing position. At any rate, Lindsey Vonn’s downhill tuck on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine caused all [Read more]

To Obama, the EU is a Pesky Child

February 6, 2010 // die Presse - Austria - German

<b>As long as Europe fails to present a unified foreign policy, the United States won’t take it seriously.</b> Many Europeans might consider Barack Obama’s decision to decline taking part in the European-American summit in Spain this spring an insult. From the point of view of a U.S. president under such [Read more]

Has Europe Been Written Off?

February 4, 2010 // der Standard - Austria - German

<b>President Obama’s refusal to take part in the European/U.S. summit planned for the end of May in Madrid is more than just a slap in the face to the Spanish President of the European Union.</b> In just slightly less than one year, President Obama stands with his back to the wall and the consequences for his [Read more]

Less Talking, More Doing

February 2, 2010 // Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria - German

U.S. President Barack Obama and an enormous international community of banking clients are angry at the financial institutions. The passionate threats that Obama has proclaimed are thus understandable. They are just not very convincing. It has been more than sixteen months since the outbreak of the financial crisis [Read more]

It’s the Reality, Stupid!

January 31, 2010 // der Standard - Austria - German

He knows Americans aren’t interested in hearing about “vision” at the moment. The bottom line is that people have to be able to pay for the cure their doctor has prescribed for them.

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]
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