- George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute
- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
- Creator of ‘Selfies at Funerals’ blog retires after Obama flub: ‘Our work here is done’
- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
- 40 Australian adults, children found in ‘one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public’
- Venezuela’s Maduro calls on student ‘price vigilantes’ to hit the streets, report businesses
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
- Bow before Valkyrie, NASA’s ‘superhero robot’ entry in DARPA challenge
- 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy suspended for pretend bow-and-arrow shooting
- All-out war breaks out in GOP over budget pact
Latest Konrad Adenauer Items
President Obama seems frustrated because he has "tried everything" to revive the economy and still it's in a slump. But as the following cases suggest, he hasn't tried the kind of policies that work.
However reluctantly, Europeans are increasingly bellying up to the eurozones ultimate crisis. The talking heads present a dilemma: The European Union will either pick apart its common currency or take radical steps toward a highly centralized command economy.
The Wall Street financial crisis of September 2008 swept Barack Obama into the White House. His utter failure so far to revive the economy and create jobs might well be dooming him to be a lame-duck, single-term president.
The European Union has the jitters, raising the question of whether what used to be called a nervous breakdown lies ahead. The anxiety may not lead to a breakup of the EU, but the dream of a single currency may have to be abandoned.
The case of Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs v. Eschenbach (Aug. 7) pitted regulatory folly against judicial whimsy. There, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a constitutional claim by terminally ill patients of access to unapproved new drugs regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The litigation corroborates German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's lament that while God placed sharp limits on man's intelligence, the deity placed no corresponding boundaries on man's foolishness.
June was a big month for Germany. When it opened, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was presiding over quarrelsome U.S. and Russian delegations at the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm. When it ended, she was parenting fractious Europeans at the European Union summit in Brussels.