Far from gridlock being a problem, it is a blessing in disguise.
<i>The latest “Vanishing into Thin Air” series, which began with the Oct. 24 opinion piece on contemporary art: it's Barack H. Obama's turn.</i>
The man who had been introduced — almost unanimously — as the new Messiah, made sacred by the color of his skin, turns out to be a pretty mediocre president of the [Read more]
As an old political proverb from the U.S. dictates, "you campaign in poetry, you govern in prose." Barack Obama, who once inspired millions of Americans with his highly ambitious rhetoric, but who then became entangled in the complicated web of political life, is the perfect embodiment of this. Be it in poetry or [Read more]
The Americans go to the ballot boxes tomorrow to renovate the entirety of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate in legislative elections marked by the pessimism of the voters and their disenchantment with Barack Obama.
<i>Barack Obama’s Democrats will lose the congressional election today. After six years in office, the president must recognize that he has failed with the "we" in his campaign slogan.</i>
“Yes we can” is the sentence that we, that everyone, will always associate with the first black president of the United [Read more]
It is worthwhile to look farther back and evaluate the past – not to relive old animosities, but rather to discredit the idea that terrorism and extremism are unique and exclusive of one religious sect.
<b>In an increasingly divided United States, the November 4th midterm elections are seen as a referendum on the president, but local interests, economic strategies and future visions will influence the result.</b>
The 2014 midterms are a referendum for and against Barack Obama. This is how they have often been [Read more]
The second-term woes of U.S. presidents are nothing new; all presidents have suffered them, but in Barack Obama's case, they seem to have arrived ahead of time and be stronger than with his predecessors. The leader is extremely unpopular, betrayed by members of his own cabinet, and everything seems to point to the fact [Read more]
The performance of this legislative machine depends on negotiation, which has been hampered in the Obama administration.
Obama will not be on the ballot this Nov. 4, but as he himself has recognized, the elections will be in a large way a plebiscite on his leadership.