Right-wing populists blame Obama for alarming suicide rates among white Americans

According to Fox News viewers, that dastardly President Barack “Barry” Obama Hussein Soetoro Bin Laden is single-handedly eliminating the Republican Party. On Friday, Fox reported that middle-aged white people now account for a third of U.S. suicides. This is, of course, no laughing matter. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States … More Right-wing populists blame Obama for alarming suicide rates among white Americans

America’s reputation around the world is tainted: Panicked foreign leaders are publicly worrying about Donald Trump

Foreign leaders voicing their concerns this publicly is both unprecedented and show how bad things really are If there was any doubt that the awfulness of Donald Trump’s candidacy transcended conventional partisan differences, the international response to his campaign has removed it. Last month, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” … More America’s reputation around the world is tainted: Panicked foreign leaders are publicly worrying about Donald Trump

Canada shows how to deal with the world’s Donald Trumps: Just ignore them.

This week, a right-wing populist delivered fiery speeches in North America, inveighing against political correctness, globalization and the threat of radical Islam. The politician, who could even be elected president one day, said the powers-that-be were not taking the Muslim peril seriously and warned of the dangers of letting in Syrian refugees. “Whoever condemns Islamic fundamentalism is accused of Islamophobia,” … More Canada shows how to deal with the world’s Donald Trumps: Just ignore them.

Why We Should Be Really Worried About the Panama Papers

History shows us that tax evasion can have terrible effects, from economic inequality to societal collapse. In a world seemingly inured to financial scandals, the Panama Papers leak has reminded us of their capacity to shock. This huge document dump, which has revealed thousands of offshore accounts held in the tax haven of Panama by … More Why We Should Be Really Worried About the Panama Papers

Alternative for Germany: The anti-immigration party even scarier than Donald Trump

Alternative for Germany’s leader Frauke Petry has called on German police to shoot refugees entering the country ‘if necessary’ Through calls to ban Muslims from the US and build walls across the Mexican border, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has become the poster boy for an anti-immigration rhetoric sweeping through Western politics. And now, a … More Alternative for Germany: The anti-immigration party even scarier than Donald Trump

Rise of AfD is about more than the refugee crisis, but Angela Merkel is no more secure for that

The attributes for which the German Chancellor has long been praised now appear to be at the root of her difficulties There is little schadenfreude to be savoured from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s humbling in the country’s local elections. The remarkable gains of the anti-immigration party Alternative für Deutschland in all three electoral states points … More Rise of AfD is about more than the refugee crisis, but Angela Merkel is no more secure for that

Revealed: the neo-Nazi manifesto targeting single mothers and mentally ill that AfD doesn’t want you to see

Alternative Fur Deutschland has been attracting voters as though it were a mainstream party. But a leak of its policies – including targeting the mentally ill and single mothers – has exposed the scale of its extremism A leaked election manifesto has revealed that Germany’s vote-winning new anti-immigrant party has plans for draconian laws which would discriminate against … More Revealed: the neo-Nazi manifesto targeting single mothers and mentally ill that AfD doesn’t want you to see