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Obama, Debt Levels and Realism

There is weariness in the hearts of Americans and onlookers as Obama argued yesterday for a raising of the national debt ceiling now, without any quid pro quo.

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Obama’s Day

So, in the end Obama seized the day, a hero for relieved Democrats and an object of trepidation if not fear for Republicans.

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America’s Day of Choice

Putting aside party loyalty, it is not an easy choice for America today as her people vote for the man to head the most difficult presidency of recent times.

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Romney and Responsibility

Mitt Romney is right in his views on Americans’ personal responsibility for their lives, but unfortunate in inferring he does not care about those who are dependent upon others for their welfare.

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Playing Negative Politics in the US

As Mitt Romney seems certain now to be the Republican presidential candidate for 2012, there is a sense of inevitability that the campaign between him and Obama will be unpleasant at least – but more probably ferocious in its negativity.

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Obama and Gay Marriage

Obama’s decision to support gay marriage after years of ambivalence comes when his now likely presidential opponent, Mitt Romney, makes opposition to it a key measure in his electoral campaign, and after his closest Democrat colleagues have already declared themselves in favour.

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Debt Re-structuring: Celebration or Illusion?

On the day that the Greek restructuring of its massive debt was hailed as “a problem solved” by Sarkozy, an American congressman insisted publicly last night that America was the wealthiest country in the world and that the country should continue to spend and spend.

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Super Tuesday: Who do They think They are?

The struggle to find the next Republican presidential candidate limps on today as ten states vote for their man on this Super Tuesday. Watching from across the waters, one of the big issues, it seems to me, is about identity. Who are they, really?

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