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A Good President

June 3, 2015 // El Universo - Ecuador - Spanish

In a time that requires performance at a high level, Barack Obama, the president of the United States, has demonstrated how right his voters were to trust in him to guide the most successful nation in the world. I’m not a diplomat, but I have common sense, and upon observing its development throughout history, the [Read more]

There Are Serious Problems with American Democracy

May 30, 2015 // The People's Daily - China - Chinese

Most Americans today would not deny that there are problems with the American democratic system. The June 2012 Gallup polls about Congress showed that 6 percent of the American public is “very confident” about Congress, and 7 percent is “relatively confident,” together a total of 13 percent; while polls taken [Read more]

For Colombia from the DEA

May 14, 2015 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

The United States teaches us a lesson. Ms. Leonhart, director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, left her job because of the scandal with her agents in Colombia.

Inequality and Democracy in the United States

May 1, 2015 // Le Journal de Montréal - Canada - French

In a context marked by growing income inequality, political scientists are re-examining the fundamental issue of the impact of inequality on democracy. Their conclusions are both illuminating and worrying.

Friends in the North

January 27, 2015 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which drew to a close yesterday in Havana after half a century of conflict, was anything but a happy ending for a large sector of the peaceful opposition.

Landslide with Limited Consequences

November 21, 2014 // Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland - German

The outcry of the Americans is loud and clear: It cannot go on like this in Washington. However, for the time being, very little will change there. With a burning appeal to overcome the divisions in American society, a previously unknown politician from Chicago made a furor almost exactly a decade ago. The speech [Read more]
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