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Donald Trump’s Best Bodyguard

January 27, 2017 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

Political experience, determination, respect in Congress. His vice-president, Mike Pence, brings what Donald Trump lacks. Politically, he is at least just as extreme. While the new U.S. president tangles with the press, someone else is pulling the strings of the new American government in the background: Vice [Read more]

In the Name of the High and Holy Cannabis

July 6, 2015 // Die Welt - Germany - German

In Indianapolis a self-anointed priest founded a "cannabis church," and a few days ago he celebrated his first “service.” Yet instead of hashish he smoked only a cigar. There are churches in the U.S. that have little to do with the traditional rituals of the house of God. One among them was celebrating its [Read more]

Indiana Scores a Goal Against Itself

April 8, 2015 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

<i>From July onward, business owners in the state of Indiana will be allowed to refuse service to customers who don't conform to the business owners’ own religious beliefs.</i> Those who choose their travel destinations using ethics as a guideline may want to take a wide detour around Indiana because beginning in [Read more]