US Federal Reserve lowers interest rate again
The US Federal Reserve has lowered the lending rate one-quarter of one point to 2 percent. The renewed lowering came in response to continuing turbulence in financial and real estate markets as expected. The Fed however acknowledged the action bore with it the risk of [Read more]
Attack on the Hollywood Sign
By Alex Von Roon
Hardly anything in Hollywood is sacred, but the huge white letters that spell “Hollywood” high up in the Hollywood Hills are certainly an exception. And it is precisely this shrine that’s in danger of being torn down.
It’s no joke. I just confirmed it with Tom [Read more]
With Hillary, you know what you’ve got, and what she says for the Democrats.
VON HEIKO ROLOFF
Last week I got an e-mail from a friend and colleague in Hamburg. “It’s time you tear Hillary up,” he wrote. Obviously, like many Germans polled, he’s an Obama fan. Here’s my answer back to him: [Read more]
True to the Flag
by Hubert Wetzel
Many US television networks hired ex-military officers as experts on the Iraq war. Now it turns out the Pentagon was controlling many of them.
They popped up on TV screens after September 11th 2001: the “Military Analysts.” America was at war and every TV network hired one or [Read more]
Battle for the US Presidency
Democrats Drop in Voter Approval
Republican John McCain is really catching up in the polls. He can benefit from the duel between Obama and Clinton. In the meantime, many Democrats are finding him to be electable.
The long battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is drawing [Read more]
America’s Core – Obstinate, Upright, and Irritable
In the village of Clairton the people love their Browning guns, they attend church regularly, and as members of the National Guard put it all on the line in Iraq. But they’re by no means frustrated by any of that.
It’s a bit cool on this early April [Read more]
"The Democrats criticize his proposal as insufficient and call it the “height of irresponsibility”.
I like the United States a lot even though I no longer like traveling there. They’re now using machines I had previously only seen in the movies, and they’ve replaced the friendly “How’re you doing” with the suspicious “What are you doing here?”
When I arrived in Chicago last week, my fears were [Read more]
Whoever wants to be the U.S. president has to begin the race with the right running mate. Michael Bloomberg can talk to all the camps, plus he’s a good manager.
If Barack Obama is honest about himself he will admit two things: first, that his greatest weakness is his lack of experience in economic matters, and [Read more]