Germans March Against Shutdown | Power Line – Politics Article

The Associated Press reports on opposition by Germans to their government’s shutdown order. The AP, of course, has a position on the issue: Thousands protested Germany’s coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called “the end of the pandemic” — a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections. Got that? The demonstrators are wrong! The AP wouldn’t want to get through an opening sentence without telling its readers…

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Western Nations & China: Germany Reluctant to Act against Beijing – Politics Article

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint video press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the end of the European summit in Brussels, Belgium July 21, 2020. (John Thys/Pool via Reuters) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in London yesterday to meet with British officials about cooperation on China policy. In recent weeks, the U.K. has grown more hawkish on its responses to recent moves by Beijing, taking a series of actions that indicate a marked departure from…

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Euro Zone Policy: German Constitutional Court’s Clash with European Court of Justice Continues – Politics Article

Outside of Germany’s Constitutional Court headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2016. (Ralph Orlowski/Reuters) The efforts by the German constitutional court (the BVG) to avoid giving much practical meaning to its (profound) theoretical clash with the European Court of Justice continues. Reuters: BERLIN (Reuters) – The decision on whether Germany should pull out of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme lies with the Bundesbank, a judge in Germany’s highest court said in remarks published on Sunday. Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled in…

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EU leaders agree to delay Brexit until 31 October – as it happened | Politics – Politics Article

I have just met with Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, where I agreed an extension to the Brexit process to the end of October at the latest. I continue to believe we need to leave the EU, with a deal, as soon as possible. And vitally, the EU have agreed that the extension can be terminated when the withdrawal agreement has been ratified — which was my key request of my fellow leaders. For example, this means…

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The World is Finished. Democracy Can’t Help Us Now. « Intellectual Conservative – Politics Article

In echoing Christ’s Sermon on the Mount during a June 16, 1858 address in Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln declared that the United States of America, as a ‘house divided cannot stand’. In that heated Zeitgeist of antebellum America, the 49-year old future president did not believe America could endure as ‘permanently half slave and half free,’ but rather “will become all one thing or all the other.” Lincoln applied the more realistic position that either “the opponents of slavery, will arrest…

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