I’m at Frankfurt airport. They had us step off the plane onto a bus that took us to the terminal. The Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper reported the upset of the German women’s soccer team against Japan in the Women’s World Cup .. quite a feat by the Japanese given that the German women’s team won the last two tournaments.
There is also an interview with writer Gary Shteyngart, about his new novel ‘Super Sad True Love Story ‘ – a darkly comic science-fiction story about the decline of the United States. From the interview : The problem is that Obama can not act. He is very weak. He can do nothing against the opposition. The Republicans paralyze him, they are a very aggressive party.