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 Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day by The Ovi Team
Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now pri
 American independenceAmerican independence by The Ovi Team
July 4, 1776; U.S. declares independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The decl
 Putin's Trump Card by Leah Sellers
Conspiracy Theories are today’s Legends and Mythologies: Oh, Putin is Scootin’ into American Politics as a vendetta against Madame Hillary in order to sabotage the Democratic Conven
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 Truth and Ethics as the First Casualties of Political DiscourseTruth and Ethics as the First Casualties of Political Discourse by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
It is common knowledge that the first casualty of a modern political campaign is the truth. Another may well be ethical conduct. In the last year or so politicians of various stripes have offered the younger generations the sad and perniciou
 Hope is connected with Barack ObamaHope is connected with Barack Obama by Thanos Kalamidas
It was a few days ago when the evening-news had a special report from Ohio, USA and the latest part of the American presidential campaign.  For some reason I kept the volume mute and I just watched the two candidates and their body language.
 Never forget - try to forgive by Thanos Kalamidas
After been away for a while I was checking one of the usual social networks to see how my friends all around the world are doing and looking at their news I spotted one of them quoting words of Allah. The first thing it was a small red light that
 America's Bankruptcy - not just limited to its failing economy by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Working late hours on Friday, the congressional and White House negotiators finally agreed on a plan to pay for U.S. government operations through the end of September while trimming $38.5 billion in spending. Lawmakers then approved a measure to
 A Citizen's Vote Is Collective Bargaining! by Leah Sellers
Wisconsin’s cheesy governor Walker in a covert (and yet, oh so, transparent) effort to bust the power of Collective Bargaining State Employees, has stirred up the lively embers of red-blooded American public protest. 
 The Climate of Hate - Arizona Shooting by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
United States is a nation prone to political violence. Nine presidents have been the targets of assassination, along with one president-elect and three presidential candidates. In addition, some eight governors, seven U.S. Senators, 10 Representat
 Sarah's legitimacy by Thanos Kalamidas
I never liked Sarah Palin and she represents everything I despite in a human being, the arrogance and the self-centered side of the ignorant. The woman hours after the murderous events of Arizona came out with a video reloading in an effect to avo
 Time to Put a Stop to the Torture Apologists Once and For All by Newropeans-Magazine
In his recently released memoires, the ex-US president George W. Bush candidly admitted that he had given the go-
 Hope dies last Mr. Obama by Thanos Kalamidas
Since Barack Obama’s victorious election two years ago I very rarely write about the reality of American politics at least the way they look like from this side of the ocean. I suppose there are many reasons for that mainly because I want hi
 Giving Back the Tea: The Rhetoric of Small Government in the US by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The rhetoric of US government is the rhetoric of small institutions and Jeffersonian yeomen.  As a young United States was getting ready to become a world power with imperial tendencies, Thomas Jefferson warned that big was not necessarily be
 The Nouveau Elite by N. L. Wilbur
Spitting in the face of the American dream and shitting in the pool of American prosperity, the new radical wing of the Republican Party has launched a campaign to replace elitism and intelligence not just with populism, but with Proletarianism, i
 Declaration of Independence and Dependence upon God - 4th of July History by Jack Wellman
A little known fact is that fifty-four of the fifty-six signatories of the Declaration of Independence were believers. These men understood the powerful influence that the Savoir God had on each and every individual who had signed this and pledged
 Helen Thomas - People's Journalist - Resign by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
This past week was a sad week in American journalism. Under mounting pressure and criticism, Helen Thomas, the dean of the White House press corps, decided to resign. She was one of the bravest, no-nonsense, journalists of our time. For the past f
 A U.S. Citizen Survives Political Prison in Ethiopia by Doug McGill
Okwa Omot is sleeping safely in a warm bed at his home in Washington, D.C. this week. That is something of a miracle considering that only a week ago – and for 107 days before that – he wa
 The Audacity of Hype? A world without Nuclear weapons by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Last Thursday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S-drafted resolution that did much to place Barack Obama’s views regarding a ‘world without nuclear weapons’ on the table.  Opinions on the calamitous use of
 "Honorable return with UN guarantee" of Rohingya Refugees be included as one of the agendas in the up coming talk between US and Burma by Rohingya Human Rights
The New Age, Dhaka published on 28th September,2009 a news that “Law minister Shafique Ahmed said on Sunday that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had asked for precise details about the Rohingya refugees from the northern Arakan
 Dick Cheney: the Torture Architect Shouldn't be Allowed to Stifle Investigation by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
There is little doubt that the former US vice president Dick Cheney is a sick man – physically and mentally. He has long histories of cardiovascular disease and periodic need for emergency health care. Last Thursday, he had back surgery a
 Missiles on Bush and Cheney's profits by Thanos Kalamidas
When some people reacted to Washington’s decision to establish a missiles defense system in Europe – mainly in Poland and the Czech Republic – they were nearly called traitors, and that’s because the big plan of the Bush adminis
 Why the Angry Procession Toward Succession? by Leah Sellers
Should Texas (or any other American State, for that matter) secede from the Union of the United States?Why ask this question?During the Texas Tax Tea Parties this past April 15th, 2009, this question actually raise
 But ...seriously by Thanos Kalamidas
What is really going on in Washington? Weeks after all US politicians declared they are united and give their support to the new president of the USA, I have the feeling that the games began and these are real partisan games. The new president has
 Loss Creates Delirium in Post-Election by N. L. Wilbur
 The World With Its Eyes on America by Alexandra Pereira
 Barack Obama: The hope becomes the 44th President of USA by Thanos Kalamidas
However cliché I might sound this time, there is no time for celebrations, Barack Obama won and the victory party must finish soon, the new president and the Democratic Party must roll up their sleeves and start working before being even swor
 Obama's Conspiracy of Hope: Now that he is President, the Hard Work Begins by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Vote Obama & bring the wind of change by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few weeks with what has happened in the financial world, we have actually found out what was the essence of the Bush directive: Wait and it will be corrected alone. The amazing thing is that there are people who actually believed it and w
 A prank, a political trash and a lot of lawyers by Thanos Kalamidas
"You know, I can see you as President one day," and she answers, "Maybe in eight years!" But he didn’t stop there, he told her that he loves hunting and she answers fast, "I think we could have a lot of fun together
 Our Obama by Gush Shalom
IT SEEMS at the moment, the incredible will happen: the most important "white" country in the world will elect a black president.143 years after the assassination of Abe Lincoln, the man who freed the slaves, and 40
 Elections Americaines: Vigilance Toute by Europe & Us
A quelques jours du scrutin, le parti démocrate avance à pas feutrés. L’écart creusé par Barack Obama s’est certes consolidé sur la plan national et dans la majorité des «battleground states
 No We McCain't Part II: Maybe We McShould by N. L. Wilbur
I sat at a bar across the street from the University of New Mexico campus, waiting for my girlfriend to get off work and trying to wash down the rancid taste in my mouth left over from earlier in the day, when I witnessed Sen. John McCain bark lie
 Mugabe and Obama by Thanos Kalamidas
I have to admit that when I was writing that there will be no solution in Zimbabwe as long Mugabe is one of the negotiating parts and not in prison I was really wishing they would find a way out of this situation. Somehow I was wishing that the mo
 No We McCain't: Part I by N. L. Wilbur
I knew in my gut I was being lied to, conned, even manipulated into believing the campaign e-mail that offered free tickets to an event deceptively described as a political "rally."
 A Palin with a cape by Thanos Kalamidas
From the very beginning I had this weird feeling about Sarah Palin and with time I found out that more and more people had the same feeling all around the world. I know how weird this 'around the world' must sound for the American citiz
 Has a Titan Emerged in the US Presidential Elections? by Newropeans-Magazine
My sister Holly and I have a fairly solid relationship although we have hardly lived under the same roof for decades! We certainly do not always think alike, nor do we expect to be clones of each other’s though
 King of the Planet by Gush Shalom
THE PRESIDENT of the United States is the king of this planet. I live on this planet. Therefore, the election of the President concerns me, too. Very much so.The President is not the sole ruler of the world. There are other ru
 Obamafied, Obamania, Obamamatopoeia and... suddenly Sarah! by Saberi Roy
The US elections have until now seen many twists and turns and continue to remain one of the most interesting political shows in recent times with new tactics, new debates and new vocabulary. Obama’s rise has been meteoric since he was only
 A character issue! by Thanos Kalamidas
Sometime in the next few hours on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, John McCain will face Barack Obama in their third and final debate. I suppose for the next couple of days hundreds of analysts and reporters will write a series of articles ab
 Internal promises of love by Thanos Kalamidas
I was amazed at how warm the references from the presidential candidates in USA and their running mates were to Israel during their debates. Actually in the debate between Palin and Baden they both gave internal promises of love to Israel, somethi
 The second debate by Thanos Kalamidas
This time even I felt it, Barack Obama won the debate, the second one, and McCain looked to understand it and not like it at all! Actually watching the second debate I had the feeling that sometime McCain’s face with morph into Palin’s face wi
 Holy Sarah and the debate by Thanos Kalamidas
Of course I had to watch the only debate between the two hopeful vice-presidents, Palin and Baden, and as most of the people who did the same the reason for me to do so was the name 'Sarah Palin'. Ok, I have issues with this woman and my b
 Debating a debate by Thanos Kalamidas
Not live. but waiting for a few hours until the news agencies put it online, I watched the first debate between the two candidates for the US presidency, John McCain and Barack Obama. I hope you don’t ask why did I watch it or, since I don
 Elections Américaines: Country First by Europe & Us
C’est un slogan qui en dit long sur le changement de ton de la campagne républicaine. Paradant désormais en caractère gras sur tous les écriteaux de campagne, la nouvelle formule de ralliement associée au ticket McCa
 The change McCain must bring by Thanos Kalamidas
I keep reading the stories and the speeches Dick Cheney gave on his trip to the 'New European' states and I have to admit that the man really amazes me and makes me wonder if we are ever going to find out what really happened during this A
 Etats-Unis: L'economie, Moteur de la Campagne Americaine by Europe & Us
Convention démocrate de Denver. Les partisans démocrates ont à cœur de relever une série de défis majeurs pour l’issue de l’élection : rétablir l’unité perdue lors des longues et parfo
 For Palin: Hailin' In Palin by Leah Sellers
McCain, the Silver Maverick, has chosen an Iron Maverick to run as his vice-presidential partner in the last, but probably most poignant, leg of his presidential campaign.An Alaskan governor, an Annie Oakley of the far America
 Against Palin: A vice by Thanos Kalamidas
These last few days I have tried to follow the tsunami of information coming about McCain’s running mate and I must admit most of this information has something of a tabloid taste, while I would definitely want to learn more about Obama
 One dream... a promise by Thanos Kalamidas
Over the last few hours I have watched Barack Obama’s acceptance speech for his nomination from the Democratic Party to run for president of the USA in the party’s national convention in Denver. Actually, I watched it twice and I also
 Le Reve Brise d'Hillary Clinton by Europe & Us
En prenant pour colistier le sénateur du Delaware Joe Biden, Barack Obama a définitivement anéanti le rêve de ceux qui nourrissaient encore l’espoir d’une seconde place pour Hillary Clinton. A la veille de la con
 Filling the gap by Thanos Kalamidas
And his name is …Joe Biden and it was like hell for all of us who don’t live in the States, not very familiar with the name and the background to find out who Biden, Mr. Joe Biden is. The US Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama
 A Knight on a Gray Horse by Gush Shalom
OH DEAR, what has happened to the knight on the white horse?This week, many of Barack Obama's admirers were shocked. Up to now, it had been believed that the huge sums of money flowing into the coffers of his campaign c
 Obama: Dream Weaver/Catcher/ Dream Maker? by Leah Sellers
Mr. Obama. The American Dream Weaver. The Global Societies Dream Weaver. Dreams worthy of Weaving. Calling Forth a Reverential Remembrance of Our American and Global Past and Present, and the Transmutational Energies needed for a Hopeful and Innov
 The black European by Thanos Kalamidas
An article I wrote a few days ago about the use of the ‘race card’ from the hopeful for the US presidential election McCain triggered a series of remarkable comments that moved the question to the other side of the Atlantic, so instead
 McCain's race problems by Thanos Kalamidas
Over the last two months John McCain and his people have said so often that Barack Obama is using the ‘race card’ that I have the feeling that they are the ones who are using it, often making me suspect that they going over the line ju
 Obama and his European domino effect by Thanos Kalamidas
USA presidential hopeful Barack Obama has managed to gather crowds in Europe, attract all the media attention and make me wonder what the great expectations are or if the Europeans will once more be disappointed, especially since the memory of
 An Afghan's Message to "president" ObamaAn Afghan's Message to "president" Obama by Abdulhadi Hairan
An Afghan\'s Message to “President” Obama Congratulations! I don\'t know about the election process in America nor have any clue about the policies that you will make for the whole world. I just know that yo
 Obama's nuts! by Thanos Kalamidas
A comment like ‘I want to cut his nuts off’ from one of the leaders of the Democratic Party weeks before the confirmation of Barack Obama’s candidacy for the Presidency of the United States is both pathetic and ridiculous, especi
 Obama: The Poetry Man? by Leah Sellers
You’re a smart cookie, Mr. Obama. Machiavelli, would probably be impressed with the unexpected and surprising money game you decided to play with your future political funds (no limiting yourself to the taxpayers' public finance advantag
 Missile defence system, did Lithuanians betrayed Poland? by Newropeans-Magazine
Probably most of you heard about the anti-missile defence plan for Europe. In short anti-missile radar should be deployed in the Czech Republic, and an interceptor base in Poland. The Czech Republic has already said it will a
 Pax Obama by Thanos Kalamidas
Hillary Clinton said that she’s asking all the people who worked so hard for her to work now for Barack Obama and Obama himself said in answer …nothing! It's tough work to be a presidential contender, after all this time and all th
 Barack Obama's Audacity of Hope by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
“Alongside our famous individualism, there's another ingredient in the American saga, a belief that we are all connected as one people.... It is that fundamental belief—I am my brother's keeper, I
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 2 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Who's a Terrorist? Over the years, America has evolved into the most dominant power in our planet, now much touted as the only super (or more appropriately, h
 Au revoir or see you soon, Hillary! by Thanos Kalamidas
The words should be 'united we stand' but it came out like, we failed to elect a woman and that’s the way Hillary decided to say au revoir to eighteen million people who voted and followed her for the last months. Apparently au revoi
 Wings of the American eagle by Leah Sellers
In American life and politics everyone keeps talking about the left wing Liberals and the right wing Conservatives. Mid-wingers flutter somewhere and everywhere in between. In my experience, the Liberals are actually the Conservatives and the Cons
 Hillary's Bitter Pillary by Leah Sellers
For several months, the American Democratic Party has been prodding Mrs. Hillary Clinton in various forums and mediums "to quit the Race".The Democratic Party has decided to throw its super delegate (does this mea
 Who's going to tell her? by Thanos Kalamidas
So, who’s going to tell her that it’s over? If you are expecting me to do so, you are in deep trouble first of all because I live on the other side of the Atlantic and most importantly because I don’t have the right to vote in th
 Democracy, Presidential Election and the Lobby: Part 3 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Can the Influence of the Lobby be curbed? Poor Senator Obama! He may identify himself as a friend of Israel, but fact remains that the Lobby does not
 Democracy, Presidential Election and the Lobby: Part 2 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Who Goes to the White House? America is now holding its primary elections. With Senator Hillary Clinton's predictable victory in the Pennsylvania
 Democracy, Presidential Election and the Lobby: Part 1 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Is Democracy Becoming a Joke? Democracy is becoming a joke these days. This assertion is not true just for failed and illiberal democracies like Zim
 How many? by Thanos Kalamidas
In the beginning it was people with names, then it became numbers, ten then twenty and then fifty; nowadays it is tens or dozens without specifying how many tens or dozens and they are always innocent and it is people, women and many, too many, ki
 Olympic race to the White House by Thanos Kalamidas
Here it is again… something about Barack Obama that makes me stop and think, ‘What did he say?’ This time it was all about the Beijing Olympic Games and his call for President George W. Bush not to go to China for the Opening Cer
 Pray for them by Thanos Kalamidas
What happened at the last NATO summit in Romania is known and hundreds of pages have been written from experts and analysts. All of them agree on one thing, George W. Bush has failed in many senses, but most of all he has failed with his ten year
 Missing the forest by Thanos Kalamidas
I never pretended to be an expert on US politics and embarrassingly I have to admit that I learn a big deal on what’s going on in the White House and Capitol Hill from a television series called the “West Wing”. But I have to adm
 Whither Democracy in America? Part 3: Myths and Lessons of Athenian Democracy by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In 1871, Walt Whitman, the great poet of America, wrote, "We have frequently printed the word democracy, yet I cannot too often repeat that it is a word the real gist of which still sleeps, quite unawakened, notwithstanding the resonan
 Whither democracy in America? Part 2: Is Democracy for sale in America? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
The rise of Constantinian Christian power in American democracy has progressed in stages. As Professor Cornel West of Princeton has demonstrated in his must-read book – Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism - firs
 Whither democracy in America? Part 1 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
America goes to the poll in November of this year to elect its president. While in recent weeks the list of candidates from the two major political parties has narrowed down significantly it is not yet clear as to which party will eventually captu
 The future: An answer to Eva's comment by Thanos Kalamidas
A few weeks ago in an article I wrote about Russia, my friend Eva commented what we really expect from Russia or even the USA for the future. Apparently Eva was right, most of us judging what Putin did or we are full of opinion about what Obama sh
 The enemy within or a ticket to ride by Thanos Kalamidas
Somebody called her monster and she beat him unmercifully in Texas, then he won Wyoming and both went running towards Mississippi. In the meantime, staffers and followers are using names and descriptions, mails and posts to treat the other candida
 The rise and fall by Thanos Kalamidas
Watching what this American administration is doing internationally you have to think that the general attitude is …screw them! We are going to do whatever we like and let the next administration deal with the aftermath; after all, it is not
 Elections Americaines: En Attendant Edwards... by Europe & Us
En se prononçant en faveur d’Hillary Clinton ou de Barack Obama, John Edwards, candidat deux fois malheureux aux primaires démocrates aurait sans doute le pouvoir d’influer profondément sur l’issue du farouche duel
 Return to basics by Thanos Kalamidas
Over the last few days I’ve read twice about financial problems in the Hillary Clinton front while Barack Obama enriches his funds with more millions of dollars and that's only from the Democrat’s side because on the Republican
 iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton remain neck and neck and are battling for every vote.For every damn penny I would say according to the rumors at least! ****************************Mike H
 Woman or black? Definitely not McCain by Thanos Kalamidas
So it is Thursday, Super Tuesday is behind us and John McCain feels comfortable and victorious, Barack Obama won in most States but Hillary Clinton got most delegates and the candidates’ circus has already moved to the next states of Louisia
 Super Tuesday: Primaires De Floride - L'eclaircie Avant La Tempete by Europe & Us
A l’issue des résultats de la primaire de Floride sont tombées le même jour deux nouvelles décisives pour la poursuite des élections avec l’abandon de Rudy Giuliani et de John Edwards. Le foisonnement de candid
 Primaires Americaines: Les Republicains A L'epreuve Du Michigan by Europe & Us
Le Michigan, c’est l’Etat de naissance du tumultueux Michael Moore. De sa ville natale de Flint, le réalisateur américain qui allait devenir le poil à gratter de l’administration Bush, a dénoncé sans rel
 On the American Elections by Alexandra Pereira
This really is a significant opportunity for the rest of the world to knock on America’s door and try to open the eyes of the majority (or the more conscious part) of their citizens for an obvious reality: they were cheated too. You simply c
 Rudy Giuliani and the hare by Thanos Kalamidas
While all the lights are on, Democrats Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama and Republican John McCain declares the old soldier’s heroic comeback, there is somebody missing: the 9-11 mayor Rudy Giuliani! The man has not shown up yet, even though
 "ONE to one" campaign by The Ovi Team
Dear ONE Member,This year, what happens in Vegas—and all of Nevada—isn't going to stay there. That's because, on January 19, Nevada is holding its earliest presidential caucus ever, right on the hee
 Obama or Clinton? Huckabee! by Europe & Us
For many months, the two most asked questions raised in the US presidential elections were "Is America ready for a woman in the White House?“ and "Is America ready for an Afro-American in the White House?“. Somehow, the qu
 Elections Americaines: Dr. Rudy Et Mr. Giuliani by Europe & Us
Il est des images fortes, qui ponctuent les époques et confèrent à des événements une dimension historique, inébranlable, gravée dans les mémoires collectives. Il est des catastrophes, qui placent sur le dev
 Hillary making history by Thanos Kalamidas
For a long time many said that what is missing for the position of the American president is either a black or a woman, and it seems that their wish is coming true at least to a certain point, since a black man and a woman are the favourite candid
 Following orders by Thanos Kalamidas
General Petraeus, the latest US military commander in Iraq, has faced heavy criticism in Congress while reporting on the non progress of the US targets in the country for security and stabilization of life. Actually the general must be a very brav
 The Ghost Monument by Jan Sand
In lower Manhattan there is a huge empty space that hovers over this overexcited city, a double column of nothingness that puts quotation marks on the beginning of an evaluation our world culture that still is unfinished in its statement.
 Reforming a...fence! by Thanos Kalamidas
For the ones of my generation who thought that the Berlin Wall was the last wall to separate people and societies, the Israeli wall was definitely a disappointment and a monument to the fact that people don’t learn. When the US started build
 Rob Jenkinson's Letters from America #18 by Rob Jenkinson
Dear readers,I’m afraid that I’m getting fat, American style. I held it off for almost a year, but I can see it spreading around my midsection and it’s upsetting me a lot. If you know me, you’ll know
 Scraping the barrel by Asa Butcher
Barack Hussein Obama has a foreign-sounding name, so what? Oh yes, I forgot, we are living in the period of unbridled paranoia and frightening idiocy, which means that anything or anybody different from apple pie Ame
 America's first black president? by Amin George Forji
The US Presidential Election is unquestionably the most popular election the world-over. Many leaders and countries traditionally use it as a reference to justify their own democratic culture. This is not just because of its beauty and entertainme
 Hillary is in it to win! by Thanos Kalamidas
In Ovi magazine, sometimes serious, occasionally with a humorous feeling, we have often written that it is about time for the superpower to have a woman president and, with a real twist of luck, Sen. Hillary Clinton has announced her intentions to
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