United States President Barack Obama is really angry with Wall Street, and especially with the banks. He complained, among other things, about the brutally high compensation for executives. This contrasts starkly with the poverty of their businesses, which are practically in bankruptcy. He has also noted the excesses [Read more]
Obama is going through a tough time. The Democrats lost the emblematic seat Ted Kennedy occupied in the Senate for forty-five years. Hours later, the Supreme Court decided to authorize corporations to spend money in favor of the political candidates of their liking and to invest against those opposed to their [Read more]
In just the first 10 days of this year, the war on drugs left 300 people dead and looks as if it will get worse.
It was supposed to be that Barack Obama’s election as president would mark the beginning of a new phase that left racism behind in the United States. His inauguration on that cold January morning, a year ago, seemed to be the end of a chapter in the history of America, one that included segregation and slavery, and [Read more]
Bioethics is the application of ethics to life sciences. The debate over this discipline began in the 1970s when conservative and liberal groups conducted the debate between "good science" and "good ethics." The reason for the debate was the impact of human beings on the development of biomedicine and biotechnologies, [Read more]
Will [Americans] be aware that their government does exactly the same thing to populations around the entire world? I hope so.
It is too early to judge [Obama] now. Let us hope that both the left and the right can agree on that.
As if free of guilt since Obama loses popularity every day, Republicans are taking political advantage of the crisis.
According to the polls, Obama's approval ratings have dropped to approximately 36 percent. That is about 14 points below his highest ratings during the beginning months of the year. At the same time, [Read more]
Why be afraid to talk about the role of war in the world? For having received a prize that does not substitute, in any way, for the responsibility the winner has to his citizens and his country?
With varying national interests and strategic positions...the negotiations would require a major breakthrough in order for large sections of the population not to be disappointed.