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John Micklethwait: Germany, Europe's strongman, is wilting under its own power

Over the past few days the Brexit referendum has taken a nasty turn, with Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and a prominent “leaver,” comparing the European Union to Adolf Hitler and complaining about Germany’s growing power in the EU. 1,066 more words

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Look Who’s Back: The Satire We Need Right Now

It is not uncommon in the modern era for politicians to be compared to Adolf Hitler. In fact, the election cycle in the United States this year has seen this comparison extend out even more. 376 more words


Constitutional Esprit de l'Escalier

Boxed-in in Berlin

State constitutions that laze around too long can become toxic in parts, like the Japanese fugu fish: it takes a transcendental restaurateur to excise the lethal bits. 638 more words

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AfD: The Insanity on Our Own Soil

Please, make it go away….
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Over the past few months, people on this side of the world have watched with horror, awe, and partial amusement as Donald Trump rose to the top of the polls and the Republican primaries. 1,067 more words


German Super Sunday: Right-wing AfD changes Germany’s political landscape

By Harald Köpping Athanasopoulos

The results of parliamentary elections in three German states have caused shock and bewilderment with Germany’s traditional parties. The right-wing party AfD gained 24.2% in Saxony-Anhalt, 12.6% in Rhineland-Palatinate and 15.1% in Baden-Württemberg. 664 more words

Angela Merkel Just Got a Huge 'Wake-Up Call' on Immigration

Critics of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal refugee policies called on her to change course after voters in three regional elections punished her conservatives and flocked to a new anti-immigration party that wants German borders closed. 477 more words


German Voters Punish Merkel's Conservatives in State Votes

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives lost in two out of three state elections on Sunday as Germans punished her accommodative refugee policy with a big vote for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), exit polls showed. 75 more words