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Empire in Descent

October 14, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

We’re now barely four weeks from the presidential election in the USA. Recent surveys and projections show Senator Barack Obama with about a five percent lead. Commentary by Norman Birnbaum Most people in the rest of the world also support Obama, but they shouldn’t celebrate too early. No one dares to [Read more]

Sarah Palin ShowsJohn McCain Her Fangs

October 14, 2008 // Die Welt - Germany - German

US Election Campaign: Sarah Palin Shows John McCain Her Fangs Sarah Palin should be the young and fresh outsider who complements the 72 year old experienced political player, John McCain. Since she needs tutoring in foreign and domestic policy, McCain will make rapid strategic decisions without her. But Palin has [Read more]

Any More Questions? The President Wants His Lunch . . .

October 14, 2008 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

Woodward, who after four books about Bush must realize what kind of cesspool he mistook for a national stage, tries to give himself cover by saying Bush’s replacement will certainly and unfortunately discover it was all actually worse than anyone suspected.

The Prophet Osama bin Laden

October 12, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The American financial debacle and its effects on fanatics in the Muslim world In case Osama bin Laden is still alive, he’s probably very happy these days. He’ll tell his followers, “Just look, our mortal enemy is on his deathbed.” They’ll all nod in agreement and hungrily continue gobbling up the news coming [Read more]

The Financial CrisisEngulfs the U.S. Economy

October 10, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The chaos on Wall Street has now hit the people on Main Street. Thousands of Americans are unemployed, and worse may be on the way. It’s all over for Bill Heard. The aging gentleman had been America’s largest Chevrolet dealer up until a few weeks ago when he ended his family’s business and its 89-year history. [Read more]

Afghan Fiction

October 7, 2008 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

After seven years involvement in Afghanistan, no improvements are apparent in the country. Because of domestic politics, however, the government lacks the honesty to do anything about it. The German government can be thankful these days that their only involvement with the Taliban has been settled in the boardrooms [Read more]
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