Global politics are still American. It is not even necessary for a presidential election to occur for half of the world’s attention to fixate on the operation of the polls in the United States. We know how they will determine the international actions of President Obama, the head of what it is and will remain the [Read more]
“Beaten” and gloomy after the Republican drubbing Tuesday, Obama packs his bags and begins his “grand tour of Asia” (India, Indonesia, China, South Korea and Japan), which has been repeatedly delayed. The president took stock of things after the intimate psychoanalysis session Wednesday before the press and has [Read more]
In last Tuesday's election, Hispanic voters cemented Harry Reid’s victory in Nevada. His victory also confirmed that the Democratic Party would retain a majority in the Senate after having lost control of the House of Representatives.
According to Latino Decisions, up to 90 percent of Latinos supported the [Read more]
The big defeat of the Democrats exceedingly complicates the U.S. president’s agenda.
Obama's only consolation is that it could have been worse. He could have lost the Senate too, which would have left him unable to govern. But he kept it by a whisker, while being widely defeated everywhere else.
A conservative tide flooded the House of Representatives and state governments, giving the Republicans [Read more]
California, a state famous for being a pioneer in liberalizing social action, has given up the pursuit of its openness and rejected the legalization of marijuana.
Proposition 19 would have allowed limited cultivation and consumption of cannabis to people over 21 years of age. In hindsight, it was probably a premature [Read more]
Has this been a hidden blessing? Conservative commentator Juan Williams lost his job at National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States where he hosted the program “Talk of the Nation.”
The reason stems from a remark made by Williams while on Bill O’Reilly’s (author of a pornographic novel turned conservative [Read more]
In the eleventh hour, that critical moment when it is still possible to avoid the irreversible, Barack Obama has decided to launch an unheard-of offensive of radio interviews with the objective of mobilizing young, black and Hispanic voters.
The American president has wanted to make the most of the final opportunities [Read more]
Without established intermediaries — the journalists — and without control of officials or judges, all is in the hands of the personality chosen by the virtue of transparency in order that the focus is entirely on the reality that one wants to reveal.
The comedian Jon Stewart headed a large rally in the U.S. capital for those who prefer calmness to political shouting. “In bad times, you have to be strong and not succumb to racism and injustice,”* a young couple in attendance proclaimed.
What a great day to restore sanity! It was cold but sunny, and seemed to [Read more]