One of America’s greatest paradoxes is the divergence between a commonly shared opinion, which does not like to ask itself too many questions, and an intelligentsia that is more and better at self-reflection than anywhere else. While the savage marketing of the election campaigns and the jousting for power between [Read more]
The comic David Letterman sums up Hillary Clinton's position in the Democratic primaries thusly: "She has a comfortable lead in the state of denial." Even though the Senator from New York seems to be irremediably outdistanced by Barack Obama, she is continuing her campaign as though nothing is wrong. Right now, just a [Read more]
"The disappointment is in proportion to the hope, which is great: to see America reinvent itself as a model of united society for the 21st century."
He has nothing to do with hunting primes. Jerry Mitchell doesn’t talk a lot, display an intractable smile and doesn’t brag about anything. Seated at his desk in the editing room of the Clarion Ledger, the major daily newspaper for Mississippi, located in Jackson, he says he is simply “an ordinary guy, an easy [Read more]
Hillary Clinton is playing “all-out” in the primary elections in Pennsylvania. In this state where she is the favorite, it is not enough for her to win. She must take a sufficiently dazzling victory in order to reverse the course of things and present herself as the candidate who, without her, the Democrats will [Read more]
America does not have easy access to the exterior world. Both east and west, the next country is thousands of kilometers on the other side of an ocean. To the north and south, separated by abstract borders, are two countries that Americans have always decided to take less than seriously: they see the Canadians as [Read more]
A priori, there is nothing more banal than the declarations of Mr. Barack Obama’s estimate, last April 6th, that the bitterness of middle-class Americans who are victims of unemployment or the fall of purchasing power has sometimes led them to, “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them [Read more]
On Tuesday April 22, United Airline’s parent company, UAL, announced a 537 million dollar loss (336 million Euros) for the first quarter. Over the same period, AMR (American Airlines) lost 328 million dollars, and Continental 80 million. Analysts expect that the three other “Big Six” – Delta, Northwest, and [Read more]
"Pennsylvania is a state of contrasts and great historical import: industrial in the North, agricultural in the south"