Monthly Archives: November 2020

Diversität

Spiegel: Mit dem Einzug von Joe Biden soll wieder Normalität ins Weiße Haus zurückkehren – gerade, was die Kommunikation angeht. Der gewählte US-Präsident setzt daher auf ein Team von Expertinnen. Los Angeles Times: President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female … Continue reading

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Alchemy

New York Times: Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Freedom It was October 1863, just after the Battle of Gettysburg, when Mr. Lincoln declared a national “day of Thanksgiving” to celebrate the Union’s victories in the Civil War. His proclamation said … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Half of American families say they fear a hungry holiday season As many as 12% of households with children reported that they “sometimes or often” didn’t have enough to eat in the last seven days, according to an … Continue reading

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Realitäten

SZ: Insbesondere die Rede von Chancen­gleichheit, Mobilität und Eigen­verantwortung, die diese Politiker und ihre Nachfolger stets im Munde führten, ist Sandel ein Dorn im Auge. Er zählt, wie oft sie solche Phrasen von sich gegeben haben. Barack Obama etwa habe … Continue reading

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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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