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Danziger: Girls’ Night Out

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the […]

June 26, 2017

Danziger: Badly Off Course

Trump’s trip to the Mideast and Europe was an enormous success — except, as Danziger notes, for the unfortunate havoc he wreaked among all of our country’s traditional allies. He rode that golf cart into ignominy.

May 31, 2017

As Liberal Macron Decisively Defeats Far Rightist LePen, Europe Exhales

The immediate challenge to Emmanuel Macron will be to secure a majority in next month’s parliamentary election for a political movement that is barely a year old, rebranded as La Republique En Marche (“Onward the Republic”), in order to implement his program. Outgoing president Francois Hollande, who brought Macron into politics, said the result “confirms that a very large majority of our fellow citizens wanted to unite around the values of the Republic and show their attachment to the European Union.”

May 7, 2017

5 Brutally Awkward Moments From Trump’s First Meeting With Angela Merkel

If we learned anything from Trump’s joint press conference with Theresa May earlier this year, it’s that Trump is incapable of meeting with a foreign head of state without embarrassing himself and his country. Friday’s summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel proved a grim reminder.

March 18, 2017
McCain, Trump, Dictators

John McCain: Suppressing Free Press Is ‘How Dictators Get Started’

“If you want to preserve – I’m very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started,” he said in a recent interview on NBC.

February 19, 2017
Immigration Ban, Trump, Resistance

Global Backlash Grows Against Trump’s Immigration Order

In Germany, which has taken in large numbers of people fleeing the Syrian civil war, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for the measures and “does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion,” her spokesman said.

January 29, 2017
Trump, Russia, Nuclear Deal

How Trump Plans To Make The ‘Best’ Nuclear Arms Deal With Russia

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow, he told The Times of London. “They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia,” the Republican president-elect said during his interview.

January 16, 2017

Angela Merkel: Terrorism Is The Biggest Test For Germany In 2017

Merkel, seeking a fourth term as chancellor in 2017, described 2016 as a year that gave many the impression that the world had “turned upside down”. She urged Germans to shun populism and said Germany should take a leading role in addressing the many challenges facing the European Union.

December 31, 2016
Danziger on Germany's runaway politics in wake of terror attack

Danziger: Out Of Control

Danziger sees German politics veering out of Chancellor Merkel’s control after terror truck attack in Berlin.

December 26, 2016

Berlin Market Attack Suspect Killed In Police Shootout In Italy

Militant group Islamic State acknowledged Amri’s death and his suspected role in the German attack – for which it has claimed responsibility – through its Amaq news agency.

December 23, 2016
Trump policies

Anxious World Leaders Seek Clarity On Trump Policies

World leaders offered to work with Donald Trump when he takes over as U.S. president, but expressed anxiety over how he will handle problems from the Middle East to an assertive Russia and whether he will carry out a number of campaign threats.

November 9, 2016
European union

Hollande, Merkel Urge Clear Vision For Addressing Europe’s Weaknesses

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to leave the bloc, addressed the EU’s weaknesses with a plan for reforms.

September 15, 2016

Trump Ignored Facts With Dig At Merkel’s Refugee Policy: German Minister

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ignored the facts with his assertion that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy had resulted in a huge increase in crime, a German minister told Reuters on Tuesday.

August 16, 2016
Brexit, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, political cartoon

Cartoon: Boris Johnson Plans Britain’s Future

Boris Johnson might need to watch his back.

June 29, 2016

Germany’s Merkel Says Refugees Must Return Home Once War Is Over

“Once there is peace in Syria again, once IS has been defeated in Iraq, that you go back to your home country with the knowledge that you have gained.”

January 30, 2016

Germany Needs To Limit Refugee Influx, Close Borders: Merkel Allies

Germany needs to limit the number of refugees it takes in or even close its borders, conservative allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, as the country deals with record inflows of people fleeing from war and poverty.

October 4, 2015

Cartoon: Frau Merkel Asks

“So… any of you Syrians know how to de-program a Volkswagen?”

September 23, 2015

In Germany, 60 Conservative MPs Oppose Merkel Course On Greece

The test ballot – a non-binding vote – showed 56 ‘no’ votes and 4 abstentions on Tuesday.

August 18, 2015

Greek Banks Ready To Open Monday As Merkel Urges Swift Bailout Talks

The cautious reopening of the banks, and an increase in value added tax on restaurant food and public transport from Monday, are aimed at restoring trust inside and outside Greece after an aid-for-reforms deal last week averted bankruptcy.

July 19, 2015

Euro Zone Strikes Greek Deal With Tough Conditions

Euro zone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday.

July 13, 2015

Thomas Piketty: Germany’s Position On Greek Debt A ‘Huge Joke’

Thomas Piketty is calling out Germany, describing the country’s strident moral position on Greece’s debt as hypocritical and a “huge joke.”

July 7, 2015
euro bank

Germans See Dim Prospects For Reaching New Greece Bailout Deal

Merkel has long said she wants to see Greece remain in the eurozone, but “not at any price.”

July 6, 2015

Jeb Bush: Let’s Keep Spending Down, Like Germany! (Um, Yeah…)

Presidential candidate-to-be Jeb Bush made a rather interesting comment Tuesday during a speech in Berlin, Germany.

June 9, 2015