Europe: The Right Also Rises

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by John Feffer Germany got its very own electoral shock this week when the far right won 13 percent of the vote in country’s parliamentary elections. For the first time in more than half a century, the far right will… Continue Reading  

The Future of the European Left

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by John Feffer The last thing Europe needs right now is advice from Americans, particularly American progressives. After all, we failed to prevent Donald Trump and his cronies from seizing the White House or the far-right wing of the Republican… Continue Reading  

To Wash Post: Bannon “Conservative,” Le Pen “Far Right”

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by Jim Lobe There are no major ideological differences between Steve Bannon and Marine Le Pen. Yet it seems that The Washington Post considers them to be very different. According to the Post, Bannon and his backers are “conservatives.” Le Pen… Continue Reading  

Trump, Counter-Trump: Global Responses

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by John Feffer Let’s hope that Donald Trump is the political version of syrup of ipecac. The American system has been sick to its stomach for some time. Then along comes Donald Trump, America swallows him (hook, line, and sinker),… Continue Reading  

Who Will Rule Trump Foreign Policy?

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by Jim Lobe The most frightening commentary I’ve read in the run-up to the inauguration—and there have been many—appeared in a column identifying the four people whose foreign policy ideas were likely to be most influential with the then-president-elect. It… Continue Reading