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The Spies Who Wouldn’t Stop

Germany’s trust in the U.S. is at an end.
GWYNNE DYER
The question to bear in mind, in reading this sorry tale, is: If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid? After the most recent revelations about American spying i...


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World Cup Update (The Siegreichen Deutschland Edition)

Kristian Lin
After an epic destruction of Brazil in the semis and a hard-fought win over Argentina in the finals, Germany are now the world champions of soccer. It’s been a 24 year wait for them, proof that the World Cup is a huge mountai...



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World Cup Update (The Sweating It Out Edition)

Kristian Lin
Just once, it’d be nice if USA won its World Cup games by a huge margin or qualified for the next round with a game to spare. It would certainly be easier on the poor, shredded nerves of USA fans. Another round of World Cup g...


Little Germany: Big Flavors

This hole-in-the-wall just north of downtown is much more than just sausage.
STEVE STEWARD
There’s this Tim Allen bit from the early ’90s where he disparages German food thusly: “If you can’t shove it into an animal casing, you don’t eat it.” And then he makes pig noises. In Germany, obviously, saying an ...



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Debunking Tax Time Fairy Tales
DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
For three decades the United States has conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mea...


Notes on a Sad World Cup Weekend

Kristian Lin
If you’re a newcomer to soccer who’s been taken with the ecstasy and agony of Team USA’s World Cup run, let me be the first to welcome you to life as a U.S. soccer fan. It’s maddening, but it’s seldom boring, and it h...