In a rare bright spot for Macron, his prime minister, Edouard Philippe, won his bid to become mayor of the northern port city of Le Havre. Although the French constitution allows Philippe to name someone to act as mayor while he remains prime minister, his win deepens questions over his job as premier. … [Read more...] about France’s Macron takes drubbing in local elections, Greens surge
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That party is, of course, the United Kingdom Independence Party, UKIP, the only serious force in politcs dedicated to giving the British people the referendum denied by all three major parties on this country's future with the increasingly dysfunctional, increasingly anti-democratic European Union. David Cameron, a not-so-covert Europhile down to the EU logo cufflinks he used to wear, would never deal with a party he once sneeringly dismissed as 'loonies, fruitcakes and racists' but another Tory leader might have to. … [Read more...] about So, what price the ‘loonies, fruitcakes and racists’ of UKIP now, Dave?
But the holiday commemorating this occasion, Juneteenth, has scarcely been acknowledged by more than a whisper on the national stage until just this year, when the date arrived precisely as white America bothered to learn it exists. Now that Juneteenth is on its way to becoming a federal holiday, it feels rather tone-deaf to put on the usual Macy’s-sponsored hullabaloo two weeks later for the other Day of Independence. A year of noting the Fourth with a somber tweet instead of a patriotic bacchanal might help put in perspective the disparity between how we’ve historically regarded the two holidays. … [Read more...] about Let’s cancel the 4th of July this year