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The Closing of the Closet

July 14, 2015 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States was a tight one: 5-4 in favor. As several commentators have pointed out, the male magistrates voted 2-4 against, while the female magistrates voted 3-0 in favor. Apparently, fanaticism takes root more strongly among men. The law, as usual, is the last to know, [Read more]

Beyond the Racism of Donald Trump

July 14, 2015 // Proceso - Mexico - Spanish

Last March, U.S. real estate and investment fund magnate Donald Trump attacked corruption in Mexico on his Twitter account. The owner of the Miss Universe brand, a beauty contest that pulls in millions in profits from sponsorships, accused a businessman from southeast Mexico, Rodolfo Rosas Moya, of causing his anger. [Read more]

Everyday Racism in the US

June 27, 2015 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

South Carolina's governor wants to ban the confederate flag. That's nice of her, but what's needed is a more comprehensive rethinking.

Jeb Bush Prepares for Presidential Election

June 24, 2015 // Svenska Dagbladet - Sweden - Swedish

The campaign’s logo has just his first name “Jeb” in bold red letters. With the promise of creating jobs and a safer United States, the Republican ex-governor is trying to become the family’s third president. The fact that the surname Bush was removed from the campaign’s logo and bumper sticker can be [Read more]

Jeb at the Zoo

June 21, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The never-ending spectacle of the run-up to the November 2016 U.S. presidential election took an important turn on Monday when Jeb Bush, son of one and brother of the other, officially threw his hat in the ring. It is a completely predictable Republican candidacy. The former Florida governor delayed his candidacy as [Read more]

A Small Victory

June 9, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Though this new law will partially reduce the NSA’s ability to collect this metadata, it will not significantly hinder the vast majority of the U.S. agency's large-scale surveillance activities.

Obama’s Destruction

May 9, 2015 // Politika - Serbia - Serbian

Obama could certainly have done better, but it could be argued that he only changed what was possible in the current political context.
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