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Merkel and her problems by Adam Casals

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Common Sense welcomes guest writer Adam Casals and is pleased to present his recent article in Ara.cat on Germany’s position vís-a-vìs Spain and Catalonia. The opinions of the author are his own and do not represent those of Common Sense. The article is reprinted in its entirety with the author’s permission. The original article can be […]

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Mariano Rajoy’s Quixotic Priorities

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Never a dull moment when it comes to the antics of the Spanish government. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy recently hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel[1], also known as “La Patrona”. Mrs. Merkel went to Madrid to shore up support in Europe’s fifth largest economy for a continuation of austerity measures. This was made necessary by the […]

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Why Angela Merkel is Wrong

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I enjoy being proven right as much as the next person. This week’s revelations on German intelligence practices do just that. The Germans have admitted that the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) has not only inadvertently scooped up conversations of senior American officials like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry[1], it has also actively targeted NATO ally Turkey as […]

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Farage´s Law of Unintended Consequences

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May’s elections to the European Parliament continue to have important consequences far beyond Brussels. The first lesson was about the rise of the anti-EU, sometimes extremist parties in numerous major states. Marine le Pen’s National Front took fully 25% of the vote in France and Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party defeated both the Tories and […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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