Angela Merkel is acting – though definitely not looking – like a flower power girl from California. Focused on consensus, not leadership, she believes in human goodness.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s restrictive stance on EU membership for the Western Balkans injects a much-needed dose of realism into EU affairs.
Europe keeps dithering on the global stage. Even the French and the Germans can’t fake consensus anymore.
Should foolishness suffice as a sufficient cause for removing a U.S. President? Trump is not “Making America Great Again,” but a global laughingstock.
How the French government is using psy-ops and parental logic to turn the U.S. President into a fan of NATO.
Macron seems to be prepping a tempting offer: How about letting Russia back into the G8 (as Trump wants), in exchange for Trump cooling his fire on Iran?
Why on earth are Merkel and Macron slamming the door to the EU shut for Europeans between the Aegean and Adriatic?
Macron suffered the fate of his predecessors — shortly after taking office, popularity slumps. But the worst may be over now.
Is it all downhill for President Macron from here on out? The early political fortunes of two other major Western reform politicians – Margaret Thatcher and Bill Clinton – should provide comfort.