Monthly Archives: November 2020

Equal measures of humility and confidence

Agence France Presse: US Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken vowed Tuesday to pursue cooperation around the world, saying that the United States cannot solve global problems on its own. “We have to proceed with equal measures of humility and confidence,” … Continue reading

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Guardian: In his first sit-down interview since the election, President-elect Joe Biden declared his presidency would not be “a third Obama term” and promised to represent the full spectrum of the country and the Democratic party. … “This is not a third … Continue reading

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Scottish judges rule Lockerbie documents will remain secret

Guardian: Scotland’s most senior judges have upheld a secrecy order signed by the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, to withhold intelligence documents believed to implicate a Palestinian terror group in the Lockerbie bombing. … The documents are thought to have been sent … Continue reading

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The Brink

Los Angeles Times: Earlier this month Los Angeles was nearing the brink, and now it is on the brink. Will it go over? This it will assuredly not do! There will be a new brink to near. The thought of … Continue reading

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Die Lage im Land

Jörg Wimalasena, Die Zeit: Die “Seele Amerikas” (Joe Biden) mag mit der Wahlniederlage Donald Trumps zumindest vorübergehend gerettet sein – an der desaströsen sozialen Situation der US-amerikanischen Bevölkerung ändert das jedoch herzlich wenig. Erst am vergangenen Wochenende machten Bilder aus Dallas die … Continue reading

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Those darn Republicans

Guardian: I didn’t bother even starting to read this one, but I must say I got a big kick out of the headline. For added amusement do a search for Reich articles in the Guardian of the last four years. … Continue reading

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Rupert Neate, Guardian: On Matt Haney’s walk to work at San Francisco city hall he passes the luxurious homes of some of the richest US tech billionaires, as well as hundreds of the country’s most desperate people living in tent encampments … Continue reading

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Remember The Russians?

BBC 21.11.2020: After the 2016 election, the losing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling on the Obama administration to brief members of the US Electoral College on “Russian interference” before … Continue reading

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Staggering

Julian Borger, Guardian: The outgoing Trump administration’s final days at the United Nations have resulted in a deepening of US isolation on social and health issues, with only a handful of allies including Russia, Belarus and Syria. … A UN diplomat said … Continue reading

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A temporary focus

KFOXTV, El Paso, Texas: Reports emerged over the weekend that El Paso County inmates were being used to handle bodies of COVID-19 patients at the county medical examiner’s office. … El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said the use of … Continue reading

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