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Republican Frankenstein

March 9, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

Whatever got into Chris Christie? In a swank Palm Beach setting, the bullish ex-presidential candidate introduced the Super Tuesday winner, Donald Trump, saying Trump would unite the Republican Party, then boasted that he was a reconciler. Just the opposite is true. The party of Lincoln and Reagan, the Grand Old [Read more]

Costly Right Turn

February 25, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

Forced to turn to the hard right by neoconservative ideologues, tea party fundamentalists and unscrupulous populists, this may nonetheless be an opportunity for the Grand Old Party to make a course correction back toward traditional values.

Bling for the Naive

February 18, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

It takes a lot of chutzpah for Trump to talk the talk and walk the walk as the great underdog. But it takes even more naiveté to swallow what he's saying.

Historic Mission: Hillary Clinton’s Second Chance

January 9, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>The chances are looking good for America's first female president. The queen of the Democrats only has to fear Marco Rubio – and Bill Clinton.</i> When, if not now? Hillary Clinton may well have asked that question nine years ago as she confidently announced her candidacy for the presidency in 2007 in a YouTube [Read more]

​​From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

December 14, 2015 // Die Presse - Austria - German

Where else but the U.S. could a teleshopping channel come up with the idea of bringing a gun shop right into everyone's living room? Convenient gun buying on TV – that's just one of the excesses the gun nuts in America have produced. Atrocities like the one in San Bernardino also bring out the worst and the best [Read more]
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