Things have to change in Europe but they may not

The European elections of May 26 are keeping many European citizens breathless but at the same time reality tells us that the voting will be a waste of breath. The epochal charge of the sovereign nationalistic forces that threaten Europe from its eastern gate will not disrupt the orderly democratic course of united Europe, no…

Not a good outlook for Trumpism or Clintonism

It has already started. The very columnist of the Washington Post who throughout the primary campaign lambasted Bernie Sanders as a grouchy old man with “pie in the sky ideas” and no chance to be elected is now claiming that the “socialist”candidate for the Democratic nomination will prove his worth by strongly supporting Hillary Clinton in the November…

U.S. elections worry Europeans

Only now are Europeans paying attention to the American electoral show and by the looks of their comments they are not entertained. In particular, they are watching with increased dismay the antics of the leading Republican candidate for the nomination, Donald Trump, and the exchange of insults that is now a feature of the acrimonious…

An extraordinary election year

Electability. This is the mantra that exudes from the increasingly bitter contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, a mano a mano battle that is quite likely to go on until at least the end of March. Between the two, Sen. Sanders is the one who challenges the traditional definition of “electable.”  Starting with his…