General news.

Spain’s centrist party is struggling to stay that way

Spain’s centrist party is struggling to stay that way

,
IN IMPROBABLY WARM weather some 500 people gathered on February 23rd in Plaza de la Villa, one of Madrid’s oldest squares, to launch the election campaign of Ciudadanos (Citizens), one of Spain’s newer political parties. A year ago Ciudadanos, which describes itself as a centrist, liberal party, was leading the opinion polls, with around 27%…
Why Binyamin Netanyahu should step down

Why Binyamin Netanyahu should step down

,
IN THE WORLD of Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, his own preliminary indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, announced on February 28th, is nothing but a witch-hunt. Closet leftists in the deep state plot against him. The supreme court sacrifices Jewish values on the altar of universal ones. The generals running…
Skirmishing between India and Pakistan could escalate

Skirmishing between India and Pakistan could escalate

,
THE LAST time that Indian and Pakistani jets bombed one another’s territory was in 1971, during an all-out war. In that conflict more than 10,000 soldiers died, over 100 planes were shot out of the sky and Pakistan was torn asunder, as the new state of Bangladesh took shape. But then neither side had built…
Spain needs a coalition of the sober

Spain needs a coalition of the sober

,
LOOKED AT FROM outside, Spain appears to be doing pretty well. Its strong economic recovery from the euro crisis continues, albeit at a slower pace than in the past. Unemployment, though still high, is down to almost half its peak. Bars and restaurants heave with tourists and with Spaniards who once again have cash to…
“Green Book” overshadows a surprisingly diverse Academy Awards

“Green Book” overshadows a surprisingly diverse Academy Awards

,
AT THE post-Oscars press conference, having drunk six glasses of champagne, Spike Lee commented on the night’s big award. “Green Book” had just been named Best Picture (pictured), beating his film, “BlacKkKlansman”; “Every time somebody’s driving somebody,” Mr Lee quipped, “I lose.” His point was that “Green Book” was comparable to “Driving Miss Daisy”, a…
Eric Shawn: The other Trump investigation

Eric Shawn: The other Trump investigation

All eyes are on Mueller, but what are New York prosecutors digging into?
Graphic novelist ordered to pay $41.6 million to family of fiancee he murdered, scalped

Graphic novelist ordered to pay $41.6 million to family of fiancee he murdered, scalped

Blake Leibel has been ordered to pay $41.6 million to the family of his fiancee, whom he murdered and scalped after being inspired by his own graphic novel in 2016 (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) A graphic novelist who murdered his fiancee and mutilated her body has been ordered to pay $41.6 million…
When will Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrap up his investigation?

When will Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrap up his investigation?

Former JAG attorney Will Bruzzo weighs in on the Mueller probe.
Rep. Devin Nunes says Michael Cohen is testifying in a private setting with no classified information

Rep. Devin Nunes says Michael Cohen is testifying in a private setting with no classified information

California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes says there is no reason former Trump attorney Michael Cohen needs to testify behind closed doors because he doesn’t not have any classified information.
Hillary Clinton says country is in ‘full-fledged crisis’ during speech in Selma to mark ‘Bloody Sunday’

Hillary Clinton says country is in 'full-fledged crisis' during speech in Selma to mark 'Bloody Sunday'

Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered a stark view of the country on Sunday, comparing the current “crisis in our democracy” to the turbulence that occurred amid the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Speaking during a reception in Selma, Ala. to mark the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday” and to receive…