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January 23, 2018 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

Just because democracy so far has been fairly Trump-resistant does not mean democracy is not in danger.

New American Ambassador Makes a False Start

January 16, 2018 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

If, as the Dutch saying goes, the first blow is worth a thaler,* then the new American ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, achieved the opposite and lost a lot of money on Wednesday, his first official day. During a first meeting with the press at his office in The Hague, Hoekstra stubbornly refused to [Read more]

In Alabama, ‘God Knows What’s Good for Us’

December 15, 2017 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

<i>The extremist Republican politician Roy Moore, suspected of sexual misconduct, by no means lacks a chance to win a Senate seat in Alabama.* Since Donald Trump, evangelical voters have had less trouble with immoral behavior.</i> Before the Rev. Lewis Smith’s dancing and screaming brings the members of his [Read more]
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