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A Last Hurrah for Bernie Sanders

June 10, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<b>It's time for the symbol of liberalism to admit defeat.</b> The ability to be dignified in defeat is a rare gift. Eight years ago, it took Hillary Clinton several weeks to say she was throwing in the towel in the wake of her hard-fought campaign and admit she didn't have a chance against Barack Obama. It was the [Read more]

The Populist Wave

June 2, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

The elite is always frightened anew whenever a verbal bully unrestrainedly tells the people what they want to hear and thereby succeeds.

The US and Vietnam: Almost Best Friends

May 30, 2016 // Der Standard - Austria - German

No matter where U.S. strategic interests lie, Vietnam remains a communist party dictatorship that systematically restricts fundamental rights. “Big nations should not bully smaller ones. Disputes should be resolved peacefully,” were the words of U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Vietnam. They were, [Read more]

A Real New Yorker

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

A true New Yorker knows the right way to eat pizza – namely, with bare fingers. As the horde of presidential candidates invaded the metropolis for primary election time they were given a lot of advice, some of it under the heading “Things That You Just Don't Do.” A few years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio and [Read more]

The Candidate with the Glass Chin

April 14, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>Wisconsin proves Trump can dish it out, but he can't take it.</i> Five years ago, it seemed it would go on and on when Barack Obama in his role as master of ceremonies at the Washington Correspondents Dinner jumped on Donald Trump because the shrill billionaire was spreading the tea party movement's conspiracy [Read more]

Five Affairs,Two Wives: A US Campaign of Extremes

April 14, 2016 // Die Presse - Austria - German

<i>Here's why Europe should pay attention to the sand table mock-up battle for the White House involving two grown men and the anger of the silent majority.</i> Two blue plastic banners in English and Spanish flutter overhead reading, “Bernie for President 2016.” In an adjacent auto repair shop on a quiet side [Read more]

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]
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