Merkel and the Populists

Here we are, Angela Merkel’s response to the right-wing populist threat is to move towards the populist right. The NYT reports this from her speech at the convention of her party, the Christian Democratic Union: In the 80-minute speech, she repeated the same catalog of beliefs in freedom and equal treatment she had made as an …

This multilingual rendition of America the Beautiful by/for Coke was one of the ads during last night’s Super Bowl that didn’t suck. It’s quite a beautiful, charming rendition of the song, young voices, celebrating the sublime landscape of the United States, a patriotic song, promoting the essential American drink. In its core, this ad is …