Wells Fargo’s Crimes Will Be Forgiven

Feb 28, 2020

The banking world reacted with relative indifference to the massive fine that Wells Fargo has agreed to in a settlement with regulators over manifestly criminal behavior that lasted for at least a decade. According to Andrew Murray, US attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, the bank...

The Downward Spiral of Angela Merkel’s CDU

Feb 26, 2020

On February 23, Hamburg’s voters were called upon to elect a new parliament. Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city and its most important port. But, for historical reasons, it is also one of Germany’s 16 Länder, and one of three city-states (the other two are Berlin and Bremen), that...

The Democratic Party Goes to War With Its Voters

Feb 24, 2020

The news channel MSNBC has never veered from its commitment to being the public propaganda arm of the Democratic Party’s sophisticated and deftly camouflaged management infrastructure. The news outlet casts itself as the voice of middle-of-the-road reason, always ready to denounce the principal...

Gallup’s Optimistic Take on Optimism

Feb 20, 2020

Gallup’s current survey of how Americans feel about their personal financial situation has surprised many people. The media and Gallup’s analysts are citing it as evidence that US President Donald Trump’s policies have been successful and that Trump consequently has excellent chances of...

El Salvador’s Young President Turns Up the Pressure on the Political Establishment

Elected in 2019 as a political outsider to El Salvador’s two main parties, Nayib Bukele assumed the country’s presidency with the promise of ending gang violence and enforcing the rule of law in an institutionally weak nation. However, Bukele’s recent actions as president seeking to pressure...

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