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Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Will Devour Its Children

April 3, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>The Democratic presidential candidate gives a voice to the anger of young Americans. Their disappointment in his broken promises will be great.</i> The America in which Bernie Sanders lives is an inhospitable place. Millionaires and billionaires have created a corrupt government, in which they can buy elections [Read more]

Strong Enough for a Weak World

April 1, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<i>Obama's foreign policy justifiably sits upon realism and error proofing.</> The undignified reception that Barack Obama was prepared for in Cuba is grist for the mill of his critics. They do not reject the reconciliation with the repressive island nation, but rather completely reproach the president of the Unites [Read more]

The World in Hillary’s Hands

March 19, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

<i>A candidate with weaknesses is the last barrier against political insanity.</i> Donald Trump is practically no longer stoppable. Even if he doesn’t have the absolute majority of delegates come the Republican Party Convention in the summer, party leadership will not be able to prevent his candidacy for [Read more]

America’s Uprising of the Underdogs

March 14, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

The core of the Trump supporters looks a lot like voters of the Austrian Freedom Party and other right-wing populist parties in Europe: white, male, with little education and economically disadvantaged and socially insecure.

In the End, It’s Vote Clinton, Stop Trump!

March 10, 2016 // Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria - German

This is America's craziest election year. Donald Trump is still forging ahead. Hillary Clinton recognizes he is her main opponent. Nearly everything Donald Trump has said so far in this election campaign is simply alarming. No sensible person can imagine this will-o'-the-wisp pseudo politician in all seriousness as [Read more]

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.
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