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Today’s Mainstream Rebellion found its roots in Hungary 2015

Today’s Mainstream Rebellion found its roots in Hungary 2015

Quite honestly, the success of both Brexit and Donald Trump surprised me.  While not marginalizing their success of today, one can hardly believe the results would have been the same two years ago.  But the winds of opportunity can change rapidly. It is of my belief tha ...
“a la carte” Solidarity: Some in EU “part-time” Europeans at the border

“a la carte” Solidarity: Some in EU “part-time” Europeans at the border

There is one thing the EU does a good job at: inventing useless slogans.  The latest seems to be "a la carte" solidarity. Of course, this is a term of EU president Donald Tusk that was first directed at Brexit, and now is aimed at those EU states that refuse migrants bu ...
The Hypocrisy of Matteo Renzi

The Hypocrisy of Matteo Renzi

Matteo Renzi, the PM of Italy, is prone to outbursts.  In June 2015, when migrants from Africa were storming the Italian coast, Renzi chose not to defend his border from undocumented illegals, despite offers from others to help him.  In a fit rage, Renzi promised to unl ...
EU Migrant Quotas Must Be Defied to Save Europe

EU Migrant Quotas Must Be Defied to Save Europe

Let's be frank: The battle to determine the heart and soul of Europe is not some nonsense about solidarity or shared responsibilities.  Despite her talk, Angela Merkel will do little, if anything, to deny entry to migrants from the Middle East or Africa. She has had mor ...
Orban’s Libya Solution A Common Sense

Orban’s Libya Solution A Common Sense

Viktor Orban, the PM of tiny Hungary, seems to be a giant among lesser EU men.  Detested by the media and the establishment, Orban has done more than anyone to change the debate in Europe.  When Angela Merkel allowed her emotions to overcome reality, it was Orban, virtu ...
EU Summit: Another Exhausting Exercise of Insanity

EU Summit: Another Exhausting Exercise of Insanity

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  This pretty much sums up the EU's response over the last year to the migrant crisis that is tearing Europe apart.  Last weekend, the EU leaders were pontifi ...
V4 Nations: Not “populists” – but a Broad, Mainstream Resistance Defending their Way of Life

V4 Nations: Not “populists” – but a Broad, Mainstream Resistance Defending their Way of Life

The editors at the Economist magazine must be counting "populists" at night to help them fall to sleep. How else would one explain their obsession with the word and scorn for Poland and the V4 nations.  Indeed, the media has begun to spin this sad song every time someon ...
Visegrad 4 nations earn respect for challenging Merkel on migration

Visegrad 4 nations earn respect for challenging Merkel on migration

From the frenzied reactions of some of the "pro-German" journalists in the Czech Republic, one would think the Czech leaders were somehow insulting Angela Merkel by opposing "her vision" for their nation. These journalists may need to be reminded that Czechs are no long ...
Czech republic: PM Sobotka & CSSD pandering to Merkel

Czech republic: PM Sobotka & CSSD pandering to Merkel

Angela Merkel is coming to the Czech republic.  As I pointed out in my August 13 post, this represents an enormous opportunity for Czech leaders not only to reaffirm what is working (economic, trade), but to express to her what is not working and will not work (open b ...
Angela Merkel to Visit Czech republic

Angela Merkel to Visit Czech republic

No one should underestimate the importance of Germany to the Czech republic.  The Czech economy is indeed heavily tied to Germany.  Close to thirty percent of Czech exports head next door to Germany.  Today, the Czech economy is strong and its people are enjoying the be ...
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