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Germany Uses “Soft Power”

June 29, 2014


With Ukraine now signing up for membership in the European Union, Germany’s soft but firm approach to Russia’s aggression sets a global standard in how to wield influence in the 21st century. A refreshing new master of this “soft power” is Chancellor Angela Merkel. Since 2009, she has helped Europe out of its financial crisis […]

Republican Voter Disconnect

June 12, 2014


My mind is reeling when I read or hear congressional Republican candidates and officeholders say we “couldn’t fathom” the nation’s deficit. It is stunning because the voters of that party actually voted for the candidates and policies that produced the explosion of the deficit. The voters embraced the voodo economics of Ronald Reagan? Check. And […]