“What’s good for GM is good for America,” is the twisted phrase of Charles E. Wilson, whom Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated as defense secretary in 1953.*
Before that, as you might guess, he’d been general director of General Motors, the largest automobile maker, from its founding in 1908 until its bankruptcy [Read more]
The United States is not what it once was; despite being in the midst of a heavy international economic crisis, the American government is looking to spend money.
The Atlantis space shuttle, which was one of the last running American space flight projects, landed yesterday. Some see this as a decline or rather, a [Read more]
In his State of the Union address, Barack Obama pointed to the looming possibility of the U.S. falling behind. Whereas it was a leader in the last century, it is now losing its position.
Innovation, education, infrastructure, competitiveness, the elimination of superfluous government offices, fiscal responsibility, [Read more]
American representative offices in China sent 5,000 secret dispatches published by WikiLeaks. Another 950 came from Hong Kong.
Some convey an altogether new view of Beijing’s policy on the Korean peninsula; at the same time, they accuse the communist government of organized attacks on government computers belonging [Read more]
Is the Obama administration a presage of the U.S.’s new role in the world? And does the tea party movement wish to resurrect something irretrievably dead?
American politics is distinguished by many characteristic traits, thanks to which the average European perceives it as peculiar, idealist and even downright [Read more]
The Russian-American spy affair is a mix of genres bordering on reality show, Bond flick and soap opera. The tale of the beautiful Chapman, letters written in invisible ink, money buried in the ground, exposure and finally exchange — a happy ending…
The dizzying speed with which Moscow and Washington agreed on the [Read more]
As the experienced say, usually after the elections the winner corrects his promises. Thanks to those made by Barack Obama and thanks to the popularity supported but also created by the media Obama is keeping colossal lead of 5 percent before his adversary.
Those monstrous promises are a good reason for the [Read more]
John McCain, the candidate of the Republican Party for the American presidency, asserts that his negative campaign against the democratic opponent Barack Obama is true.
He claims that Obama called McCains vice-president Sarah Palin "a pig" and that he supported sexual education in kindergarten. "Indeed, its not a [Read more]
Various human rights groups in Geneva noted on Wednesday that the United States is responsible for "ongoing and systematic" racial discrimination throughout all aspects of society, from Guantanamo Bay to the justice and education systems. "The government of the United States does not react to permanent and systematic [Read more]