The German political scene is in turmoil and such turbulence has opened the way to healthy change, but now, in my view, it can lead to great dangers.
It was a day to remember, a date for the record books: It marked a surprising development in German politics!
After 25 years of unification, annexation, or occupation, the only safe predictions in Germany still seem to be the ones about lunar eclipses.
Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?
The debt crisis in Greece is only a vehicle to exploit the resources of the Greek nation.
Greek banks are on the point of running out of money and all aspects of the economy are in dire straits; Greece will not even be able to import food.
The end of the GDR eased the way for racists and open Nazis. A defeat of Syriza and the hopes it raised could open the door to a strengthened neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement.
Few of the media reports told the full story, not only about the anti-Semitism of the Nazis at its beginning but about the anti-Communism which later followed.
The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.
Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.