Europeanising the US: a Nightmare?

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I recently went through the sunday roundup on Salon.com and took the time to watch all the Videos. A remark by Mitch McConnel hit me square in the face. “Obamacare is the single biggest step in europeanising our Country, we need to get rid of it.” Skip to 4:45 for the quote Mitch McConell, who came to some notoriety in the wake of the government shutdown, has been the Minority Leader...

Create Criminals – Create Victims

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After the recent article about general far- versus shortsightedness in politics this is the first aspect that I want to discuss in detail. It is a well known fact, that the american prison population is crazy huge (nice article here) and the sickest part is, that we are not looking at some third world country, that has no options, but at the United States of America. The self proclaimed leader of the...

The Three Little Piggies / USA vs EU

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The three little piggies – building their houses out of straw, wood and stone until the big bad wolf huffs and puffs the first two down – is probably the best known allegory to short term vs. long term thinking. And probably in many ways the best to describe the main differences between the general US and European mentality and politics. The US has always been one for fast results, fast...

Planned Articles

One of the first articles I plan on writing, is the importance of making domestic US politics your business no matter where you live. This is not a choice, but the logical consequence of where the US has chosen to set itself; often historically at times of being on top.