a situation as it really exists, different from what is thought of ideally (eine De-facto-Situation)
This month on Spotlight Audio: getting fit, going abroad, reforming the NSA.
Mike Pilewski on the president's State of the Union speech: "Barack Obama told only part of the story."
"Will the spying scandal really change anything?" asks Mike Pilewski.
Five hundred years after Columbus's arrival, America has sports teams called the Indians and the Redskins. Is this racist? asks Mike Pilewski.
All 401 of America's national parks are now closed, as Mike Pilewski reports.
"US government services could come to a halt": Mike Pilewski on what happens when politics is no longer about compromise.
John Kerry was asked a lot of questions about Syria, but didn't offer many answers, writes Mike Pilewski.
(US) support an idea or goal (etw. unterstützen)
The US government says fighting climate change is a priority. So what is it actually doing? asks Mike Pilewski.
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