Paris protests jeopardize Macron’s future

David A. Andelman, visiting scholar at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and director of its Red Lines Project, is a contributor to CNN, where his columns won the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing. Author of “A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today,” and translator of…

Subsequent left: Corbyn, Sanders and the return of socialism

The world is burning. The water is rising. A figure of exceptional cruelty sits in the White House, an inspiration to reactionaries everywhere. The wise men and women of the political centre are bewildered. (The norms are shredded, the civility is gone, fact-checking doesn’t appear to have its intended effect.) Disoriented by their loss of…

Books Info: In Her Fresh E book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

Books NewsImageMichelle Obama’s memoir comes at a moment when the Obamas (seen here at the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner in 2009) have returned to public life after mostly lying low in the months following the 2016 election.CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York TimesIn her highly anticipated memoir, “Becoming,” former first lady Michelle Obama mostly sticks to her…

Qatar Says It Will Withdraw From OPEC

ImageAn oil refinery on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. The country produces around 600,000 barrels a day, about 2 percent of OPEC’s total output.CreditCreditFranck Fife/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBEIRUT, Lebanon — The tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf state of Qatar will withdraw from OPEC in January, the country’s energy minister said on Monday, hinting that it…

Country Song Will Discuss In regards to the Wound, nonetheless No longer the Politics

ImageCarrie Underwood paid tribute to the Las Vegas shooting victims during last year’s Country Music Association Awards.CreditCreditRick Diamond/Getty ImagesThe Country Music Association Awards are supposed to be a celebration of one of America’s enduring art forms, a night of star performances, gentle ribbing and a red carpet resplendent with formal wear and the occasional cowboy…

‘At this 2d, the President does no longer are seeking to meander additional without border security, which contains steel slats or a wall,’ Sarah Sanders says

Washington (CNN)A holiday government shutdown appeared more likely on Thursday after President Donald Trump informed House Republicans he would refuse to accept a stop-gap measure — already passed by the Senate — that doesn’t include funds for his long-promised border wall.What was once a deal to avoid a Christmas partial shutdown was torpedoed Thursday by…

Antitrust’s Most Wished

We live in a time of both extreme politics and extreme economics. The political side is familiar, but the economic side may be less so. It is represented by new concentrations of personal wealth and unprecedented levels of industrial concentration, both in the United States and globally. That means that an increasing number of industries…

The Hardest Glass Ceiling in Politics

EL PASO, Texas — When Jody Casey came aboard as Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager in late summer 2017, she faced a dilemma. She was a political novice and O’Rourke family friend who had quit her sales job at General Electric to join the campaign. She was stationed in El Paso, the most remote of major…

The Laborious Aspect road to Conservative Reform

Should a post-Trump conservative politics seek to learn something from his ascent or simply aim to repudiate him? Nov. 28, 2018ImagePresident Trump, in announcing his campaign for president in 2015, offered a dark view of the American situation.CreditCreditTodd Heisler/The New York TimesNot so very long ago, there was a little movement known as reform conservatism,…

The Souls of Yellow Americans: Essays by Wesley Yang reviewed

Liberal commentators on American foreign policy used to say that Islamist terrorism was motivated less by ideology than by gender. The thinking went that young men with no prospects will inevitably become violent and anti-social. Liberals may still believe that about Middle Eastern societies, but the consensus on the left in America today is that…

Morning Update: What Upright Came about In American Politics?

The news is chaos, but understanding it doesn’t have to be. Sign up to get the BuzzFeed News newsletter in your inbox.Good morning. I’m Katherine Miller, the political features editor here at BuzzFeed News.What just happened in America? The hot take from Tuesday’s midterm election is that there isn’t one.The results produced a series of…

Robert Heinlein and the Harsh Politics of Science Fiction (2013)

Of all the archives I worked with when writing The Visioneers, none was more intriguing than the collection of Robert A. Heinlein’s papers. Heinlein’s death a quarter-century ago coupled with my recent thoughts on the interplay between science fiction and politics nudged me back to these papers for a second look. Robert A. Heinlein at…

Degrowth: the Radical (Re)Action Desired to Steer clear of Entire Financial and Environmental Crumple

Degrowth: the Radical (Re)Action Needed to Avoid Total Economic and Environmental Collapse Courtesy of Otherothers. ImageOtherothers’ installation at the 2015 Chicago Biennial looked at the impact of the standard suburban Australian home. Their installation proposed a shrinkage of the typology’s spatial impact The world faces some significant challenges. The UN climate change report released last…

Politics this week

After an “impassioned” five-hour meeting Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, said her cabinet had approved a provisional withdrawal deal from the European Union. After the meeting Mrs May said she believed the draft deal was “the best that could be negotiated”. She now needs Parliament to back it, but may struggle to find enough votes…

The decline and tumble of Donald Trump: Chapter 1

Surprisingly, it snowed in Washington, but the temperature rose in the White House. So far, the array of investigations centering on president Donald Trump have been prologue. Now, Chapter One is starting to be written.The president is alarmed. He Tweets in the middle of the night. “No collusion,” is his daily favorite phrase, with “witch…

The High 10 Dow Jones Dividend Shares

Prime time to consider dividend stocks.After a hard-fought midterm election inserted uncertainty into our politics and volatility into the markets, now is a pretty good time to look at dividend stocks as a strong foundation for your portfolio. And what better place to look for dividend stocks than the Dow Jones Industrial Average? This lineup…

Trump Thinks He’s Gathered A success on Immigration

Never mind what the election results say.By Matt A. BarretoMr. Barreto is a political scientist at U.C.L.A.Dec. 18, 2018ImageSupporters of President Trump on Imperial Beach near the Mexican border in San Diego County last week.CreditCreditGuillermo Arias/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDespite major defeats in 2018, President Trump and his Republican supporters are still screaming about so-called…

Michelle Obama Needs to Attach Politics By Staying Out of Them

Michelle Obama is not running for president, people close to her insist. And she’s not running for mayor of Chicago, or for Congress, or for the Board of Overseers at Harvard, where her older daughter Malia started last year. She’s made that clear, repeatedly and painstakingly, describing how she was dragged “kicking and screaming” into…

For Mexico’s Contemporary President: Misfortune on the Horizo // AMLO and Mexico Are in Misfortune: Misfortune Looms for Mexico’s Contemporary President

The new leader will face many challenges, starting with his American counterpart. Damage control will be his first task.By Jorge G. CastañedaMr. Castañeda was foreign minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003.Nov. 30, 2018ImageAndrés Manuel López Obrador at a press conference in Mexico City in July.CreditCreditRonaldo Schemidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesMEXICO CITY — Amid nervous…

A College Strike That Under no conditions Barely Ended

The struggle over who should teach in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville district of Brooklyn 50 years ago changed the trajectory of modern liberalism.By Richard D. KahlenbergMr. Kahlenberg is the author of a biography of Albert Shanker. Nov. 17, 2018ImageMembers of City Council Against Poverty visit the second-grade classroom of Martin Goldberg at P.S. 87 in the…

Making a total-factual politics

(AP/NASA) Can we move away from away from our fear of the other, and show them that what matters to them matters to us? Simon Greer November 17, 2018 2:29pm (UTC) This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.Way back in 2004, I was in Ohio in the run-up to that year’s presidential election.…

In Farewell Speech, Outgoing Dwelling Speaker Paul Ryan Laments ‘Damaged Politics’

(WASHINGTON) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday bemoaned America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he called Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” “Our complex problems are absolutely solvable,” Ryan said at the Library of Congress, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, where he’s…

The Very finest Politics and Pop Culture Moments of 2018

December 20, 2018 1:30PM PT The past 12 months seemed more like 48, as the year’s craziest political pop culture moments managed to top even the year before, when the surprise of Donald Trump’s presidential win was still fresh. Most of the moments center around President Trump, who once again was willing to weigh in…

Hakeem Jeffries Emerges as Fresh Face of Home Democrats

ImageRepresentative Hakeem Jeffries was elected chairman of the House Democratic caucus on Wednesday.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — At a leadership table of septuagenarians, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York has just emerged as the Democrats’ face of generational change.Mr. Jeffries, a 48-year-old Brooklynite with a golden tongue, was elected by his fellow…