Three people, one of them pregnant, are gunned down in Ciudad Juarez. It would seem a common piece of news, except for one detail: they are Americans.
The vice president of the United States, Joseph Biden, arrived in Tel Aviv last week with the intent of implementing a new approach in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, but he was received by Netanyahu's government with an announcement of new settlement projects: 112 in the West Bank and 1,600 in East Jerusalem. The trip [Read more]
It is clear that the scant echo from this election is due to the shame felt by the many people who declared that Iraq could never become a democracy.
Obama Gives in to Republicans to Save His Healthcare Reform
The North American president, Barack Obama, asked Congress for an up or down vote on the health care reforms, which have been debated over the last twelve months. From the White House’s East Room, the U.S. leader presented a new version of the bill that [Read more]
Rather than its own errors, it is Washington’s shifting priorities that are marginalizing the E.U.
The foreign ministry could hardly have imagined, when it announced Barack Obama’s presence in Spain on the occasion of the E.U. presidential elections, that domestic problems in the U.S. would make them call off the [Read more]
This week, the United States Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, denounced his NATO allies' attitude towards war. He claimed they do not invest in defense because they have assumed a pacifist mentality. They don’t want to perceive threats, and when they do, the means to cancel them are always considered outlandish or [Read more]
There is uncertainty among the world’s Progressives. Obama is deflated. He has become the president in American history with the least popular support at the end of his first year in office. The defeat in Massachusetts, an impregnable Democratic stronghold since 1952, was an unexpected blow that set off all alarms. [Read more]
A year and a half ago I wondered who Sarah Palin was. I don’t think the answer is any easier now than it was back then. Few have become such a relevant national figure so quickly. Soon after she fell out of favor, and when criticism grew stronger, she resigned from her post as governor of Alaska. Leaving your [Read more]
We all learn from experience. The most current events influence our analysis more than those that have already faded away in our memories. The strategy designed by General McChrystal for Afghanistan, which was only partially assumed by President Obama, was used by General Petraeus in Iraq, having had the full support [Read more]
The ex-governor of New York resigned two years ago because of his affinity for prostitution.
That famous pronouncement of F. Scott Fitzgerald about the nonexistence of second acts in the lives of Americans is now in doubt regarding the saga of Elliot Spitzer, the governor of New York who was obligated to resign in [Read more]