We get two news items from the US on the same day concerning human rights. The first report: China is no longer on the list of the top ten human rights abusers in the report issued by the US State Department on human rights. Report number two: the Democrats in the House of Representatives failed in their effort to [Read more]
Neither Obama nor Hillary is able to obtain a majority – US Democrats face a crucial test
WASHINGTON – Wyoming, Mississippi, Pennsylvania. The primary carousel among the U.S. Democrats keeps spinning, and as of now, a clear decision has not yet emerged. After 45 primaries and 28 million votes, the balance of power [Read more]
"The Democrats will not find it easy here to portray McCain as George Bush."
"The triangle of race, class and gender never really functioned on a completely equal footing."
Election campaign in the United States
The German fascination about Obama
Germany is eagerly watching the U.S. pre-election campaign. Not one day passes without the “Phenomenon Obama” being discussed in the media. But would an Obama also be possible in Germany? Jens Teschke lets his mind wander. [Read more]
In Berlin, functionaries and boredom rule. Exciting personalities could easily triumph over both.
What do Barack Obama and Guido Westerwelle have in common? Both were born in 1961 – and their shows from the past days can both be found in YouTube.
Unfortunately the similarities end here. The US-Presidential [Read more]
History from the perspective of the victor? Perhaps, but is certainly also a balm for the wounded soul of a beleaguered superpower, which shortly will be entering the sixth year of an unnecessary war.
"While the future American government will allow for a new balance of interest, a weakening or even termination of the American part in the Middle East and a transition to an Iranian hegemony is unlikely"