PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Germany last week for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which marked the end of communism in Europe. And yet, we're still awaiting the capitalist dream.
We still haven't seen what real capitalism -- a truly free market with limited government control -- can do for the ...Read more
PARIS -- One of the more remarkable things about the Trump presidency is the number of self-serving clingers that it attracts. The president addressed the issue earlier this week when referring to a lobbyist who has leveraged claims of close ties to the Trump White House to attract clients.
"Many people say they know me, claiming to be 'best ...Read more
PARIS -- What if U.S. President Donald Trump wins a second term? That's the unfathomable thought seeping into the minds of Democratic Party establishment members as they ponder the thoroughly underwhelming slate of candidates they're offering up to American voters.
The current crop of Democratic presidential contenders is so unimpressive that ...Read more
PARIS -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer now have something in common. They can both spend the rest of their lives complaining that they won the popular vote but still lost a national election.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept his job but lost the popular vote in ...Read more
PARIS -- With President Donald Trump deciding to withdraw U.S. forces from northeast Syria near the border with Turkey, the Kurds in Syria have found themselves under attack from Turkish forces.
What isn't being clearly defined is who these "Turkish forces" are. The hard truth is that the combatants killing Kurdish civilians are American-made. ...Read more
PARIS -- The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded this week, and Donald Trump has made no secret of his belief that he deserves it.
During a press conference last month alongside the prime minister of Pakistan, a reporter said to Trump, "Now, if you can solve this outstanding issue of Kashmir, very likely and definitely you will be ...Read more
PARIS -- Irony is officially dead. After decades of systemically overthrowing the leaders of other countries, the U.S. may overthrow itself. That's essentially what impeachment is, and that's what U.S. President Donald Trump now faces.
It all started with a still-anonymous whistleblower who is reportedly a longtime member of the intelligence ...Read more
PARIS -- Old photos and a video of Canadian Prime Minister (and former drama teacher) Justin Trudeau wearing costumes that included brown body and face paint surfaced last week and quickly shot around the world. Trudeau was accused of cultural and racial insensitivity, and there has been speculation that the controversy might hurt Trudeau's re-...Read more
PARIS -- America's top source of imported oil (43 percent of it) is Canada. As fellow NATO members, an attack on Canada would be considered an attack on the United States, and a response could include the use of armed force. As with any declaration of war, this would require congressional approval, but the bottom line is that Canada is the very ...Read more
PARIS -- It was 18 years ago that the massive terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, took place on American soil, with passenger jets striking the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. That day, then-U.S. President George W. Bush declared: "The search is underway for those who are behind these evil...Read more
PARIS -- If there's one theme the Trump administration has been consistent about, it's that Europe has to start paying for its rideshare costs down the American regime-change superhighway.
Except U.S. President Donald Trump hasn't put it in those terms, exactly. No one ever does. But the reality is that what experts call the "Transatlantic ...Read more
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- At the conclusion of the annual Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, U.S. President Donald Trump emerged on the world stage for a joint press conference with the summit host, French President Emmanuel Macron. It was arguably the best performance of Trump's presidency.
It certainly bore little resemblance to ...Read more
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Spending a few weeks away from Europe over the summer, it's impossible not to notice the ways in which the U.S. and Canada insist on copycatting various aspects of Western European life.
First up: the summer ritual called "Dîner en Blanc." Launched in Paris in 1988, it's an annual event in which large groups of ...Read more