Reviewing the latest chaos emanating from the White House, J. BROOKS SPECTOR argues that it is time for Congress to step up to its constitutional duty and consider whether or not the new president should be given his walking papers.
Looking past the complications and complicities of the Trump administration’s wrestling with its Russian connections, pre- and post-election, J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a look at President Trump’s upcoming first international trip, 22-27 May. It may not be a pretty picture.
J. BROOKS SPECTOR finally admits he is totally and completely astounded by the mendacity and duplicitousness of the Trump administration – following the firing of FBI Director Comey and the alternate truths the Trumpenproletariat chooses to tell.
The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has ravaged thousands of families and set a precedent for brutality and totalitarianism in the global fight to control the illicit trade. Chronicle’s SHAUN SWINGLER spent time documenting the situation in Manila for South African audiences.
The final round of the most recent French presidential election is now history and Emmanuel Macron, a political neophyte, has decisively beaten veteran rabble-rouser Marine Le Pen and her Trump-style National Front. J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a first look at the election and decides the French have something else to be proud of, besides poetry, music, art and cuisine.
As France undertakes its general elections, the world's eyes will be on Marine Le Pen as concern grows about the future of the European Union (EU). Lingering insecurity, especially in the wake of the most recent terror attack on police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, will have a marked effect on voter sentiments in one of the founding members-states of the Union. EU-critics will see this as the inevitable result of the EU’s failed integration policies. By MARIUS OOSTHUIZEN.
After a weekend in which two French politicians – Marine le Pen and Emmanuel Macron – sent the old right and left parties to the graveyard and now face each other in the final run-off in two weeks, J. BROOKS SPECTOR looks at the electoral landscape across Europe. What does it all mean? Is it time for one of those Gallic shrugs or that old saw, “hopeless but not serious”?