PARIS — When U.S. President Joe Biden met with America’s top allies at the G-7 summit in England last week, the primary objective seemed to be to signal-boost the appearance of unity against America’s geopolitical adversaries. The primary bogeyman propped up for use as a rhetorical punching bag was China, suggesting a pivot away from ...Read more
PARIS — Summer vacations aren’t just an optional frivolity this year but rather the duty of freedom-loving defenders of democracy worldwide. If you’re in the U.S., a good place to start is with a trip to Canada, my native country. Here’s why.
The world’s largest undefended border, the 49th parallel separating Canada and the U.S., has ...Read more
PARIS — Greetings from France, where politicians are putting on their best expressions of surprise in response to a report that the National Security Administration, America’s electronic spying agency, stalked German Chancellor Angela Merkel as if she had dumped them after a first date. Worse, the NSA reportedly roped in one of Europe’s ...Read more
PARIS — Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have appointed themselves the arbiters of truth on controversial matters that warrant wide debate. Recent events related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its origins ought to be enough to revoke Big Tech’s authority to limit free speech under the guise of combating “...Read more
PARIS — Does anyone else get a good chuckle out of the self-righteousness on display by the people who have received the COVID-19 jab and seem to want to make a temporary career out of pro-vaccine activism?
You know who I’m talking about: the people who proudly post photos on social media of their vaccination certificate for the world to ...Read more
PARIS — I have lived in France for the past 13 years, and talk of a potential civil war over discontent with the country’s societal balkanization and resulting degradation has been prevalent for at least that long. Despite new warnings about possible domestic conflict from current and former French military officers, it’s highly unlikely. ...Read more
PARIS — Just wondering: Do these new, woke, intersectional, cisgendered, millennial CIA officers have to support Iranian regime change, too?
It seems like a good time to ask, since the CIA released a new video last week aimed at increasing workforce diversity. The over-the-top ad has been roundly mocked, with some commentators saying that ...Read more
PARIS — If anyone was naive enough to think that that U.S. President Joe Biden would significantly deviate from former President Donald Trump’s “America First” stance, particularly when faced with a crisis, they’ve been rudely awakened amid the global vaccination campaign against COVID-19. Citizens of other countries look to America’...Read more
PARIS — Season One was the gripping saga of a new, mysterious and potentially plague-like virus sweeping across the globe and spooking governments into sending everyone into hiding at home. Then came Season Two: The Variants. But many people have already switched off and tuned out. Good for them. The future belongs to those people.
Here in ...Read more
PARIS — China signed a 25-year, $400 billion cooperation agreement with Iran late last month that could result in Chinese bases in the Middle East and increase Beijing’s global economic hegemony. All because the Washington establishment couldn’t bring itself to stop drinking its own anti-Iran Kool-Aid.
There are few special-interest ...Read more
PARIS — U.S. President Joe Biden has announced something called the American Jobs Plan. Amid a pandemic in which some companies struggled under government-imposed lockdowns, perhaps the best way to increase job opportunities would be to remove the barrier that caused the problems in the first place: government interference. But in Biden’s ...Read more
PARIS — “Your papers, please.” Until now, that phrase has been synonymous with fascist states. But then COVID-19 came along, and now it’s about to make that phrase a reality for democracies.
The vaccine passport, or health passport, granting holders access to certain venues has already been introduced in several jurisdictions. In New ...Read more
PARIS – Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats hold the moral high ground when it comes to matters of immigration. What’s desperately needed is rational policy that tackles the problem at its roots: ending any and all U.S. foreign intervention in Latin America.
Both Democrats and Republicans would have Americans believe that the fiasco ...Read more