A good storyteller never begins at the beginning. Likewise, a good satirist will always open with a few laughs. Comedy is about defying the audience’s expectations. Besides, in the era of Trump, it’s healthy to cut-up. Otherwise, we might go crazy. Samantha Bee knows that. She also knows when a subject is serious enough to […]
French President Emmanuel Macron is catching heat for buttering up to President Trump. By the time the pair shared a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, TV cameras and stand-up comedians were catching every smooch, embrace and hand-clasp in the awkward “bromance.” Trevor Noah senses something deeper, arguing that France has become like […]
Pollsters project Macron’s alliance could win as many as three-quarters of the seats in the lower house after next week’s second round of voting.
That would give France’s youngest leader since Napoleon a powerful mandate to make good on campaign pledges to revive France’s fortunes by cleaning up politics and easing regulations that investors say hobble the euro zone’s second-biggest economy.
Trump’s trip to the Mideast and Europe was an enormous success — except, as Danziger notes, for the unfortunate havoc he wreaked among all of our country’s traditional allies. He rode that golf cart into ignominy.
When a Republican candidate assaulted a journalist, the loudmouth right-wing media began making excuses, if not downright lying about what happened. Rush Limbaugh rhetorically condemned the attack but quickly devolved into hero worship.
The immediate challenge to Emmanuel Macron will be to secure a majority in next month’s parliamentary election for a political movement that is barely a year old, rebranded as La Republique En Marche (“Onward the Republic”), in order to implement his program. Outgoing president Francois Hollande, who brought Macron into politics, said the result “confirms that a very large majority of our fellow citizens wanted to unite around the values of the Republic and show their attachment to the European Union.”