Non-denominational in the spd: klingbeil preaches against atheists

The SPD secretary general Lars Klingbeil does not want to allow a working group "Seculars in the SPD". The Hamburg spokesman is disappointed.

Lars Klingbeil: no friend of atheists and non-denominationalists Photo: Montage/dpa

The federal SPD does not want a working group "Seculars in the SPD". This emerges from a letter from SPD Secretary General Lars Klingbeil to Gerhard Lein, a member of the Hamburg City Parliament. Lein is one of the spokespersons for the group made up of "Secular Social Democrats."

Power column: beautiful, simple mythmaking

Charlottesville and the kitsch of history: The U.S. Civil War was not initially about abolishing slavery at all.

Not Orry Maine, but General Robert E. Lee. Statue, Charlottesville Photo: ap

As is well known, it is the victors of historical conflicts who write history. The modern keyword is interpretive sovereignty. However, this does not mean the same thing as truth or justice, as is currently evident in the controversy over the correct view of the US Civil War.

Pc game “civilization: beyond earth”: taz civilization in the afterlife

"Beyond Earth" is the name of the latest sequel to the classic PC game "Civilization". We once tried to play along as taz.

Overview is elsewhere. This was also not intended in the editorial statute. Image: 2k games

After 218 turns it’s over. The Slavic Federation has attacked from the east and conquered a city. Meanwhile, our capital Le Coeur is attacked by Polystralia and taken with only little resistance. That’s it for the settlement project taz, which is called Franco-Iberia in the PC game "Civilization: Beyond Earth" (renaming is not possible). 218 of 500 turns survived under adverse conditions – that’s not bad. But dead is dead.

About stumbling in everyday life: small craters in the asphalt

Those who stumble always experience a little more freedom than those who hurry straight to their destination. Time to deal with the bumps in your own path.

Those who stumble in everyday life always experience a little more freedom Photo: imago

So it takes a pandemic for the columnist to wonder why her column is actually called "Pothole." In a little digital tête-a-tête, we columnists got to talking for the first time about why this column is not called "The Word of the Week.

War in yemen: un special envoy resigns from post

Top diplomat Jamal Benomar will no longer be in charge of Yemen. The United Nations plans to announce a successor soon.

Resigns: Jamal Benomar. Picture: dpa

In the midst of the bloody power struggle over Yemen, the responsible UN special envoy Jamal Benomar resigns from office. The United Nations made the announcement on Wednesday. Benomar had expressed interest in a new assignment after four years, it said. His successor will be announced soon, he said. Because of a lack of progress in efforts to find a peace solution for embattled Yemen, criticism of Benomar had recently been voiced, especially from Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s northern neighbor.