Author Archives: Michael Wehle

Sweden on the Mediterranean

What is so irritating about Varoufakis is not his radicality but his rational pragmatic modesty — if one looks closely at the proposals offered by Varoufakis, one cannot help noticing that they consist of measures which, forty years ago, were … Continue reading

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Gallup: Satisfaction with the way things are going in the US is highest since 2005

Gallup: Americans also continue to name the government as the most important problem facing the nation, with 32% doing so, one of the higher percentages mentioning the issue in Gallup’s history. … Forty percent of Democrats, 36% of Republicans and … Continue reading

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MSNBC seems undecided as to whether Bernie Sanders is Adolf Hitler or Lord Voldemort

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over” pic.twitter.com/6GJetLoDkq — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020 MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Sanders’ Nevada win on … Continue reading

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Adults in the Room

The film was previously shown at the European Central Bank, where Costa-Gavras had been invited by the bank employee union, otherwise this was the German premiere. Volker Schlöndorff and Nastassja Kinski were in the audience. I got to ask the … Continue reading

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Nevada caucuses

New York Times: “Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Mr. Buttigieg said, adding that Mr. Sanders wanted to “reorder the economy in ways most Democrats, not to mention … Continue reading

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Eno on Assange

Brian Eno @dark_shark at #DontExtraditeAssange "We are being groomed for a future in which we stop protesting about: assassination by droneimprisonment without chargemurdered activiststortureviolent acts on peaceful demonstrationsjournalists denied access"#FreeAssangeNOW pic.twitter.com/rUOqAMfkwf — Assange Edits 🎬 (@AssangeEdits) February 23, 2020

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Geschwister Scholl

Spiegel: Ihre letzte Botschaft galt den Eltern: 1943 wurden Hans und Sophie Scholl hingerichtet. Hinter den berühmten Geschwistern stand eine Familie, die sich immer wieder gegen den Krieg und Hitler gestellt hatte – und sie unterstützte die Widerstandskämpfer bis zuletzt.

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Stone guilty of lying

BBC: Roger Stone: ‘Disgusted’ judge jails Trump ally What was Stone convicted of? Stone was found guilty of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his attempts to contact Wikileaks, the website that released damaging emails about Mr Trump’s 2016 … Continue reading

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US lawmakers hear

BBC: Russia meddling to help Trump win re-election, US lawmakers hear US intelligence agencies have warned that Russia is attempting to help President Donald Trump get re-elected in November, US media report. … US intelligence officials say Russia interfered in … Continue reading

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Holding hands against 9mm slugs

It’s not enough to just hold hands of course: it’s important to be silent and look serious as well. It’s the silence which makes this effective. This is a 9mm handgun. It’s a CZ, a Czech gun. It’s a nice … Continue reading

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