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Hillary Clinton Revitalizes

March 13, 2008 // l'Humanite - France - French

The tension of the primaries has risen again for the Democrats, after Hillary Clinton’s success in Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island. She has had a marginal win after having led more aggressive intervention on the social terrain in the states where the crisis has already hit hard. Nevertheless it is important to note [Read more]

Repairing the Fracture, American-Style

March 10, 2008 // Nouvel Observateur - France - French

"A courageous Republican outsider on one side and two very good Democratic candidates on the other side, excite the hope that the two calamitous terms of George Bush would be followed by an international renaissance for America"

McCain and the Democrats: Analysis from Philipe Gelie

March 10, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

George Bush’s reception of John McCain at the White House was not a transfer of powers, but it did put the advantages conferred to the Arizona senator into the foreground with his victory in the Republican primaries. Free from the competition in his camp, he must begin to unify the party for November’s vote, a [Read more]

Why Obama Won Texas

March 9, 2008 // le Journal du Dimanche - France - French

Although beaten by Hillary Clinton in the Texas primary, Barack Obama can still claim victory. The voting system in that state could offer him more delegates than the senator, although less of the popular vote. In this tight contest for nomination,which is tearing Democrats apart, Florida and Michigan, punished, are [Read more]

A Wall in Virginia

March 4, 2008 // Le monde - France - French

A wall ? You have a wall ? Seated two hundred meters away from the wall, the lady at the Office of Tourism has seen nothing, heard nothing. The wall, 12 meters long by 3.6 meters tall, is visible from her window, but she “doesn’t know what it means (or what its function is). She does not know how to deal with the [Read more]

Why Obama Could Be Next President of U.S.

March 4, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

In order to understand the popularity of Barack Obama, we must take into account the profound cynicism of the American people towards their own politicians for the last fifty years. The capacity Obama has to move and inspire people has often caused comparisons to John F. Kennedy. Kennedy represents a mythical figure. [Read more]

Hillary: Underdog

February 28, 2008 // Le Journal de Dimanche - France - French

Barack Obama is now the favorite. During a televised debate featuring the contending candidates for the democratic nomination for the White House, Hillary Clinton seemed to be more on the offensive of the two, attacking her opponent for lack of substance and plagiarized words. The only political disagreement between [Read more]
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