PARIS – Here in France, the reaction to former President Donald Trump’s exit in favor of Joe Biden was one of elation. That was before Biden wiped the naïve smiles off their faces politics/fromtheright/rachelmarsden/s-2570441">Read more
PARIS — It has been 18 months since the first COVID-19 lockdowns in March 2020. Have we flattened the damn curve yet? Recall that it was supposed to be just a few weeks of sacrifice before our lives could go back to normal.
The “waves” of “cases” ebb and flow, and we’re still being fed a COVID-19 narrative that’s reinforced by ...Read more
PARIS — On Sept. 20, Canadian voters will head to the polls to decide their next federal government. The Canadian media seems overly focused on a debate over gun control, which is like fussing with the wallpaper while the bulldozer is revving up outside the house. This election comes down to one thing and one thing only: Will Canadians vote to...Read more
PARIS — Now that America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan is ending, it’s a good opportunity to assess what worked and what didn’t.
First, to the success! (Try not to blink, because you might miss this part.)
The original mission of the post-9/11 military invasion was to overthrow the Taliban and neutralize al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. ...Read more
PARIS — There’s a direct link between the sheep-in-headlights look on the face of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the wake of the U.S. and NATO drawdown of the war in Afghanistan and the righteous scolding by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of citizens who fail to obey government’s will and risk being punished and ...Read more
PARIS — By now you’ve probably heard that the Taliban — fighters whose battle fatigues look like those of neo-hippies on campus at the University of California, Berkeley — are on the verge of being back in charge in Afghanistan. All thanks to the failed programs funded by Western taxpayers that were apparently more like Ponzi schemes. ...Read more
PARIS — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued new guidance that warns Americans to avoid traveling to France even if they’ve been vaccinated. Yet France is doing all it can to accommodate the jabbed at the senseless expense of the unjabbed. Apparently sanitary apartheid isn’t working, unless the goal is to kill ...Read more
PARIS — U.S. President Joe Biden is on a roll, lecturing other countries about their democratic deficits. The current Oval Office occupant campaigned on the promise to “bring together the world’s democracies to strengthen our democratic institutions” during his first year in office. Hey, Joe, there’s some creeping authoritarianism ...Read more
PARIS — Is it even possible for people to get objective, accurate information about COVID-19? Throughout the pandemic, certain narratives have been sidelined or suppressed, with social media and conventional media dutifully acting as the handmaidens of the establishment. It smacks of the same propaganda tactics that have been used to ...Read more
PARIS — Beginning on July 21, everyone in France will be required to show proof of a medical act in in order to access everyday venues with capacities above 50 people. That medical act can be either a government-approved COVID-19 vaccination or a test (PCR or antigen) taken within 48 hours.
Why would anyone buy into the notion that this is ...Read more
PARIS – “I have said it, I will say it again: the vaccine will not be compulsory,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Dec. 27, 2020.
In an interview on April 24, 2021, he politics/fromtheright/rachelmarsden/s-2541400">Read more
PARIS — As the old adage goes, the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. Is anyone in charge going to do any soul searching to ask why history has yet again repeated itself in Afghanistan?
American and allied troops evacuated their base at Bagram Airfield earlier this month, handing it ...Read more
PARIS — The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has been sweltering for the past few days under what weather specialists are calling a “once-in-a-millennium heat dome.” In neighboring Canada, 60 temperature records were broken during the same heat wave, as the thermometer reached 117.5 degrees Fahrenheit (47.5 degrees Celsius) in Lytton, ...Read more