Opinion

  • U.S. Is No Longer Top Dog
    U.s._is_no_longer_'top_dog' 2017-11-26 07:25:29 UTC
    It was Bill Clinton, presiding over the United States arguably at the height of its 20th century power, who set out the long-term choice facing his country: Whether to try by every means possible to stay top dog on the block in perpetuity, or…. “t...
  • German Analyst Calls on the Major Parties in US to Wake Up
    German_analyst_calls_on_the_major_parties_in_u.s._to_wake_up 2017-11-12 09:24:02 UTC
    By Michael Knigge — Even after saying and typing the words President Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his stunning presidential election victory one year ago, it still feels awkward. And that's the way it should be. Becaus...
  • Analysis | Democrats have a good chance of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018
    Analysis___democrats_have_a_good_chance_of_retaking_the_u.s._house_of_representatives_in_2018 2017-11-09 04:29:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - Democrats claimed historic gains in Virginia’s statehouse and flipped Republican-held seats in other local races across the United States on Tuesday, in the party’s first big wave of victories since Republican Donald Trump’s surprise W...
  • German 'Wolfskinder': the Forgotten Orphans of World War Two
    German_'wolfskinder'-_the_forgotten_orphans_of_world_war_two 2017-11-03 06:17:09 UTC
    They were barefoot and they had lice. It must have been April 1946, but after so many decades, Erika Smetonus isn't entirely sure about the dates. Her mother hadn't survived the war, her father was missing. Smetonus was completely alone when t...
  • Trump Only Focuses on His Voters, Lacks Policy
    Trump_has_no_policy_just_focusing_on_his_voters 2017-10-15 06:13:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the moment, U.S. President Donald Trump is going it alone. After weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump has been a whirl of activity this week, reasserting h...
  • Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
    Christopher_columbus_crimes_against_humanity 2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
    Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation: "The permanent arrival of Europeans to ...
  • Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
    Trump's_nationalistic_america_sees_anti-fascist_movement_rising 2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
    On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushe...
  • The Culture of Violence in America
    The_culture_of_violence_in_america 2017-10-03 18:18:52 UTC
    The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence. Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it. Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less da...
  • Far-Right Populist Party Strikes Fear in Germany
    Alternative_fur_deutschland 2017-09-22 14:48:30 UTC
    The German election is only days away, but in Berlin, you could be forgiven for not realizing that anything important was happening at all. The lead-up to the election has been characterized by tediousness and ennui over the inevitability of a fou...
  • Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
    Trump_waves 2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
    A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away. Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explici...
  • Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
    Bernie_sanders 2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
    Gabriel DeBenedetti Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say. But ...
  • Roger Stone Political Dirty Trickster Predicts Violent 'insurrection'
    Stone_masterimage 2017-08-25 17:50:55 UTC
    (Politico) Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, predicted Thursday there would be a "spasm of violence" tantamount to civil war if the president were brought under impeachment charges by Congress. During an interview wit...
  • Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
    House_gop_provided_ryan_enough_votes_to_win_the_speakership 2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
    (The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington. Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
  • Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
    Trump_threatens_military_intervention_in_venezuela 2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
    Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Trump being Trump...
  • A Solar Eclipse Reflective Of America's Dark Mood
    The_solar_eclipse_is_going_to_make_america__any_darker_than_it_already_is 2017-08-21 16:35:24 UTC
    Now America has a solar eclipse to match its dark mood. — The solar eclipse seems made to order for our current national mood. Darkness at midday? Just further proof of the gloomy times we’re living in. Pick up any newspaper and the evide...
  • Trump could easily turn into a fascist if we're not vigilant
    Trump_could_easily_turn_into_fascist_if_we're_not_vigilant 2017-08-16 18:37:41 UTC
    Donald Trump is not yet in any meaningful way fascist or totalitarian, but he could easily turn into that if we're not vigilant. His creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, a scholar...
  • Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
    Who_are_we__a_timeline_of_the_dark_side_of_america_ 2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
    <h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
  • Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
    Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his ...
  • The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
    The_last_hope_for_venezuela_is_also_a_frightening_one 2017-08-03 22:53:35 UTC
    BY FRANCISCO TORO — Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pret...
  • Meet Donald Trump's 'dirty trickster' Roger Stone
    Meet_donald_trump_'dirty_trickster'_roger_stone 2017-07-15 21:30:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (By Astead W. Herndon BOSTON GLOBE) — For decades, mainstream Republicans mocked Roger Stone Jr. for his seersucker suits and outlandish affection for Richard Nixon, whose face he has tattooed on his back. They shrugged when he made out...
  • We thought Trump hit rock bottom, but now he sinks even lower
    We_thought_trump_hit_rock_bottom__but_now_he_sinks_even_lower 2017-07-01 19:53:49 UTC
    The US President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Saturday morning, calling Scarborough "crazy" and Brzezinski "dumb as a rock," despite days of bipartisan outrage earlier th...
  • The world is looking at Germany: Leadership is about freedom
    The_world_is_looking_at_germany-_leadership_is_about_freedom 2017-06-23 18:12:51 UTC
    What does the word "German" mean to people? It's a popular debate topic in the country. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel has put forth her own answer. It's a typical Merkel-style response, says Ines Pohl. — Expectations are weighing more heavily...
  • A Large-Scale US Crisis Will Unleash Trump's Toxic Agenda That Is Lying In Wait
    A_large-scale_u.s._crisis_will_unleash_trump's_toxic_agenda_that_is_lying_in_wait 2017-06-13 05:15:22 UTC
    Naomi Klein — During the presidential campaign, some imagined that the more overtly racist elements of Donald Trump’s platform were just talk designed to rile up the base, not anything he seriously intended to act on. But in his ...
  • Trump's infrastructure plan is nothing more than a scam
    Trump's_infrastructure_plan_is_nothing_more_than_a_scam 2017-06-13 05:14:45 UTC
    <blockquote><i>U.S. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is not much more than a page of talking points, and nothing more than a scam, says Robert Reich. For example (in one version of the plan), for every dollar developers put into a p...
  • The leader of the free world, Angela Merkel
    Angela_merkel__leader_of_the_free_world 2017-06-13 05:13:43 UTC
    Angela Merkel is increasingly referred to as the 'leader of the free world.' Yet it is a title she herself does not want. She is not defined by her aspirations, but rather by her pragmatism, says Kay-Alexander Scholz. The best remedy for populi...