Besides the personalities, the primary elections are the setting for a showdown between the deeply engrained political traditions of American history.
A new front is opening in the war between Democrats and Republicans in this election year. By choosing Merrick Garland, a centrist judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, for the Supreme Court, President Barack Obama is playing right into it.
Having decided that they must await the outcome of the [Read more]
In the United States these last few weeks, the race for the nominations has reached peak media hype and looks to be in crisis. From the dynastic candidate to the Democratic dissenter, by way of the Republican defenders of the American dream and the extremist troublemaker of a billionaire, all are rebelling against the [Read more]
The core of the Trump supporters looks a lot like voters of the Austrian Freedom Party and other right-wing populist parties in Europe: white, male, with little education and economically disadvantaged and socially insecure.
<i>The most bewildering aspects of this year's election are the consequences of the frequent and inherent polarization of American politics; the Occupy Wall Street left-wing resistance movement is Sanders's foundation, whereas the xenophobic, extreme, and prejudiced tea party movement is the crux of Trump's [Read more]
Clinton and the Democrats must not repeat the mistake of the Republicans and underestimate Trump.
Scalia always judged that the Constitution had been laid down once and for all and could not be adapted to momentary demands.
Criticism of the wealthy often disguises a longing people have to be wealthy themselves.
<i>In Nevada, the polls put her neck and neck with Bernie Sanders. Whatever the result may be, the former first lady has already lost her luster.</i>
The day before the Democratic caucus, things are heating up in Nevada, and it’s not because of the thermometer in this semi-desert state. According to a CNN survey, [Read more]
Republicans have fueled a fear of the future for years.