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]
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.
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]
<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]
<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]
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]
<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 love isn’t damaging Israel. Rather, Obama is proving to be a true friend to Israel.
Terrorist attempts such as the Detroit airplane incident actually play into the president’s hands because they support his strategies.
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.