Wednesday, June 21, 2017
For many French leftists, Hollande’s presidency did not represent the first betrayal at the hands of the Socialist Party. The only other Socialist president of the Fifth Republic, François Mitterrand, was an even greater disappointment. When he was first elected in 1981, Mitterrand ran on an anticapitalist platform, vowing to nationalize industry, raise wages and reduce the retirement age. His victory was met with jubilation on the left, and some supporters believed Mitterrand would end French capitalism. But outside France, political winds were blowing in the other direction. The 1980s were the era of deregulation and economic liberalization, the age of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. Europe was advancing toward a single market. Mitterrand’s policies couldn’t contain inflation, threatening the country’s place in the coming monetary union. He was forced to choose between his revolutionary agenda and European integration. By 1983, Mitterrand chose Europe and implemented spending cuts, a move referred to in France as the tournant de la rigueur, or the austerity turn. Today, French leftists compare Hollande’s shift to Mitterrand’s U-turn and ask now, as they asked then, Is socialism dead?well it was fun while it lasted
Monday, May 15, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
But in the 21st century, a disturbing trend took hold: "People have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not," he said. thanks to science. It was the United States that put humans on the moon and whose big thinkers created the personal computer and the internet.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, resigned in scandal Monday night, becoming the first casualty of Trump's administration less than a month into his tenure.
Flynn's resignation comes as scandal continued to grow over a conversation Flynn had with the Russian ambassador to the United States about thesanctions former President Barack Obama imposed on the country over its role in hacks during the presidential election.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year-old judge from the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is President Donald Trump's pick to replace late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump announced Gorsuch's selection in a highly publicized Tuesday evening address. The pick will likely delight conservatives and dismay progressives; Gorsuch, like, Scalia is a judicial originalist and strict textualist, meaning he believes constitutional law should be interpreted only in the context in which it was written and justices should not consider legislative intent when making decisions.