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Biden’s desire to spread democracy should start with opposition to COVID-19 passports

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

Government COVID-19 propaganda follows a well-worn path

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

French Government Takes Orwellian Step With Health Passes

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

President Emmanuel Macron’s volte-face on mandatory vaccination puts French human rights on par with Saudi Arabia

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

After American Failure in Afghanistan, China is Trying Another Approach

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

No One Wants to Hear Eco-Theories During a Heat Wave

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

Delay of US-Canada Border Reopening Raises Questions

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — There’s no reason why the U.S.-Canada border shouldn’t already be open, yet the two countries have mutually decided to extend border restrictions until at least July 21. One has to wonder if it has something to do with the lack of readiness for digital sanitary passports meant to collect your private health information.

U.S. ...Read more

Western Nations Are Scapegoating China for Their Own Mistakes

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

Do Your Part to Promote Freedom With a Summer Trip to Canada

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

NSA’s European Spying Scandal Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

Fauci’s About-Face is a Lesson on Big Tech Overreach

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

It’s Fashionable (literally) to Be Obsessed With Vaccination Status

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

Warnings About French Civil War Are Empty Threats

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

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

 

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