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
PARIS — It’s been a year since French President Emmanuel Macron announced in a nationally televised address that “we are at war with the SarsCoV-2 coronavirus.” An entire year of suboptimal living has trickled through time’s hourglass. Some have tried to sensibly go about their daily lives while being citizen-policed, harassed and ...Read more
PARIS — We pardon the interruption of your regularly scheduled programming of global conflict, economic woes and morbid daily pandemic tallies to bring you the sordid tale of a married couple complaining to a billionaire about their family, from which they have recently emancipated themselves and now accuse of racist undertones, backstabbing, ...Read more
PARIS — It took U.S. President Joe Biden barely a month in office to drop bombs in the Middle East. At this point, you’d think it was some kind of initiation ritual for anyone who steps into the role, regardless of party affiliation.
When Donald Trump claimed that a January 2020 airstrike at Baghdad’s airport that killed Iranian Gen. ...Read more
PARIS — It was almost surreal seeing the images from Texas that were being beamed around the world. Burst water pipes. People trading firewood for water like something out of a Charles Dickens novel set in Victorian times. There were tales of citizens freezing to death in the state that is the epicenter of the energy industry in the top oil-...Read more
PARIS — The gatekeepers of the establishment status quo don’t have Donald Trump to kick around anymore. Except that Trump’s voters — more than 74 million of them — aren’t going anywhere.
These are people who chose Trump despite all of the daily shenanigans, tweets and drama, and rejected the candidacy of Joe Biden, a known ...Read more
PARIS — Donald Trump destabilized the Republican Party, and it’s still stumbling around like it’s punch-drunk. The GOP needs to get its act together fast or risk handing the Democrats free rein to change the face of America.
President Joe Biden wasted no time issuing numerous executive orders in his first few days in office. He canceled ...Read more
PARIS — The European Union made a stunning break from U.S. foreign policy this week when it stopped playing along with the charade of referring to a Venezuelan opposition politician, Juan Guaido, as “interim president” of the country.
Guaido had never won a presidential election. He was the speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, ...Read more
PARIS — We now know at least three things about the Trump administration that raise unanswered questions as the president leaves office.
First, that he had cutouts — associates and loyalists — stumbling around the world, wheeling and dealing and using Trump’s position to try to obtain favors to benefit Trump personally.
Second, that ...Read more