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Views on post- Trump America

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

As the US Senate acquits President Trump and halts the impeachment procedure, a conservative and a left-wing pundit ponder the political landscape under President Biden. READ MORE

Weeklies on Capitol siege

Monday, January 18th, 2021

As their editions last week just missed the assault on Washington’s Capitol Hill by enraged Trump supporters, Hungarian weeklies now devote considerable space to reports and comments on the events. READ MORE

Mainstream takes on the Capitol Hill riots

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

The leading dailies of the Right and Left both blame the Capitol Hill siege primarily on President Trump. READ MORE

First reactions to US Capitol Hill riots

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Two conservative commentators agree that the Capitol Hill siege marks the end of Donald Trump’s political career. They also accuse President Trump of weakening institutions and helping the Left into power. READ MORE

Antony Blinken named as next US Secretary of State

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Commentators across the political spectrum try to guess how US-Hungarian diplomatic relations will develop under the new US administration. READ MORE

Government’s elbowroom wears thinner as Biden prepares to take office

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

A liberal commentator suggests that Joe Biden’s electoral victory is already changing power relations in Europe – and not in favour of the Hungarian government. READ MORE

Prospects of US-Hungarian relations

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

A liberal and a right-wing commentator both predict that US-Hungarian relations will deteriorate under President-elect Biden. READ MORE

First comments on Biden’s victory

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Although they have been heavily committed to Biden during the campaign, left-wing observers are nevertheless only moderately optimistic about the outcome. A right-wing commentator, on the other hand, paints a gloomy picture, not merely of America’s future, but above all of Hungary’s ties with the US. READ MORE

An analysis of the failure of opinion polls in the US

Friday, November 6th, 2020

As the result of the US election was still too early to call, a centrist analyst ponders the failure by pollsters to predict the closeness of the presidential race and concludes that this reveals deep problems within American democracy. READ MORE

US Presidential election in focus

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Pondering the possible implications of the US Presidential elections, right-wing pundits hope that Donald Trump is reelected, while left-wing and liberal columnists would prefer Joe Biden as next President of the US. READ MORE