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The difficulty of being Captain Courageous in front of a narcissistic boss

Former FBI-Director Comey must have felt in his various meetings with POTUS 45 that this man in front of him doesn’t take a candid rejection of his wishes in a stride. That is why he opted for an appeasing response on the President’s inappropriate Flynn request rather than to courageously call the Commander-in-Chief to order. Continue reading

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The Fourth Estate in the US works magnificently

Tweet Comment on the US media resistance to the Trump Presidency Yet again, we have gone silent for quite a while now. And as before, there is a compelling reason for that.  We are entirely consumed by the epic battle … Continue reading

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In other (dramatic) news …

Who is going to beat Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential election of 2017 if M. Fillon should rest his candidacy? Continue reading

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Will the US under President Trump change the essence of its being?

Mr. Trump may be a great dealmaker but he certainly does not have the intellectual depth and analysis to understand the tectonic implications that come with undoing a cornerstone of US policy which has defined probably forever what the United States actually stands for. Continue reading

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The new UK Brexit cabinet looks good, – but for the sake of the world one can only hope it will fail

Tweet Observation on Theresa May’s new UK government After the Brexit earthquake and the tumultuous days and weeks thereafter, Britain is trying to find a new normal in its domestic and foreign policy. Prime Minister David Cameron and his successful … Continue reading

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Noah denkt™ rates the 2016 GOP hopefuls

Tweet Evaluation of the presidential candidates for 2016 nomination of the Republican Party The “Voters First Forum” in New Hampshire and the 5pm and 9m debates on Fox News gave the public a first chance to see the candidates for … Continue reading

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A young man’s ambition

Mr. Renzi’s toppling of Prime Minister Letta smacks more of past Italian power struggles than of radical change towards the future. Continue reading

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This is worse than Colin Powell’s 2003 Iraq speech

By not even asking for a UN mandate in Syria the US is undermining the credibility of any UN based collective security management so much that its questionable whether the latter can continue to operate from here on. Continue reading

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Hysteria is no substitute for level-headed statesmanship

The argument in favor of a military intervention in Syria is flawed. It is not true that a failure to punish the use of chemical weapons in that country would encourage other dictators to follow suit. Continue reading

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This is not a coup!

The illegality accusation against the toppling of Egyptian president Mursi is inadequate. Continue reading

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