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Sarah Palin and the Tea Party

February 23, 2010 // Libertad Digital - Spain - Spanish

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]

The Size Matters

February 22, 2010 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

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]

From “Client Number 9” to Ethical Guru

February 22, 2010 // ABC journal - Spain - Spanish

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]

Bush Revolution

February 19, 2010 // La Razon - Spain - Spanish

It’s been six years now. When George W. Bush began his second presidential term, a majority of Ukrainians launched themselves into the streets in order to demand free and democratic elections against the control of the Communist leaders who still ruled the country. It became known as the Orange Revolution. [Read more]

The Strasbourg Veto

February 16, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

The European Parliament blocks an anti-terrorist cooperation accord with the U.S. The European Parliament debuted its new powers, granted under the Lisbon Treaty, by blocking an anti-terrorist cooperation accord with the U.S. The vetoed treaty would have extended Washington’s power to use European data on [Read more]

Obama: Good Ideas, Bad Politics

February 15, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

“I am a very intellectual person,” said Adrian Mole, a fictitious character invented by an English comic, “but, unfortunately, I’m not very clever.” We all know people of this type, those who think a lot but whose way of reasoning makes no sense. These are individuals who have been given great cerebral gifts, [Read more]

Sarah Palin’s Crib Sheet

February 10, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Every politician has their own style. Hillary Clinton in her [2008 campaign] meetings, for example, demonstrated an incredible knowledge of material, above all in the sections dedicated to taking questions from the audience. The questions came in cascades and often went on for an hour or more, and even if they were [Read more]

Geopolitical Coherence

February 9, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Obama’s absence from the European Union summit in Madrid is a clear indication of the U.S.’s geostrategic change at a peak time of the rising powers of the Orient. It is something logical and inevitable but, as a consequence, it also shows that Europe is losing ground in the international arena.Assuming this (and [Read more]
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