Doing a Macron: can Austrian minister copy French election success?
The French president’s feat of sweeping into high office after abandoning a traditional party and running on an independent platform is inspiring copycats elsewhere on the continent. Austria’s 30-year-old foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Sunday that he would scrap the constituency selection process for his Austrian People’s party (ÖVP), which he chairs, and replace it with a gender-balanced list of independent candidates endorsed by the party.
How Hillary’s sore-loserism helps Vladimir Putin
Hillary Clinton may be the most tone-deaf politician in modern history.Repeatedly over the course of a 41-year career as a political wife, candidate and appointee, she’s said and done things that alienated voters. Who can forget her acerbic comments during the 1992 presidential race? “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas,” she told one reporter on the campaign trail in describing her decision to continue her legal career while first lady of Arkansas. Read more at the New York Post…. Source: How Hillary’s sore-loserismRead More
Murdoch’s fortune declined $1 billion since O’Reilly’s firing.
During his time at the Fox News Channel, Bill O’Reilly became the most successful, well-known name in cable news. He unquestionably assisted the network in its astounding rise to the top of the cable-news mountain, so when the owners of Fox News, the Murdoch family, decided in April to dismiss O’Reilly in the wake of news reports revealing O’Reilly had been accused in the past of sexually harassing several women at the company — allegations O’Reilly has firmly denied — they knew they’d, at the very least, take a briefRead More