30 million Americans have no health insurance

No, President Trump, there is no "national emergency" on the souther border. You want a national emergency? 30 million Americans have no health insurance and many more are under-insured.

The Pope at the cradle of Islam

On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates Pope Francis called upon to use religion for peace, tolerance and the compliance of the freedom of religion. Dialog and tolerance are the keywords. But what´s the meaning of it?

Live and let

Why enjoyment and renunciation are mutually dependent. Why Seneca is right and why asceticism is underestimated as a fine form of culture.

Lessons to Europe

Populism is the current trending topic when one explains politics in Western countries. Though it is not a new concept, it is rising in Europe and it also managed to win hearts and minds of American people last year who chose Donald Trump to be the 45th president of the United States.

Ill at ease

The Pegida movement is on the rise in Germany. What do those self-declared “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” want and what does their existence mean for Merkel’s government?

Innocently German

The claim of the Pegida movement – “We are the people” – isn’t just objectively wrong but also dangerously seductive.

These things just happen

Why Laura Bates should have been “Person of the Year” 2014.

Lies, Inc.

We know that climate change is a reality, but an army of deniers led by business interests and supported by the mainstream media makes us believe that warnings of a climate calamity are overblown.

White House Down

The information war is raging and the U.S. is losing out to is enemies. Not even American bombardments can prevent this.

A dispatch from the Information War

The Information War is in full swing, and the public should be wary not to fall for the black-and-white accounts of the traditional media. A veteran’s account.

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Communication Quarantine

Secretly checking emails, twittering from the restroom, online 24/7. How addicted to the "social media" phenomenon have we become? Markus Albert attempts to find out himself.

Google Almighty

Social media and Google are quickly becoming invaluable to our lives. By breaking with old structures, the little start-up emerged as the most dominant force of the Internet Age.

The Highlanders' Way

The Scottish National Party is governing from Edinburgh. Their central aim: independence from England. But this does not necessarily spell doom for the UK. Instead, we might see the emergence of new forms of partial sovereignty.

Tales from the Shire

The German federal government is relinquishing power to the EU in Brussels. Yet encouraged by the success of regional autonomy movements elsewhere, Bavarians want to bring politics back to Southern Germany - and closer to the people.

Moscow, Get Ready for Trouble

The long shadow of the Soviet Union can be felt even today. Around Russia, former republics and part-republics are experiencing turmoil across national and ethnic borders. If Moscow is not careful to play her cards right, destabilizing forces could soon become energized.

There is Always Room for Mysteries

Our understanding of the universe is continuously expanding. But every question that is solved only leads to new questions. Alexander Goerlach talked to Sir Martin Rees about astronomy, scientific certainty, and the role of religion in contemporary society.

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