Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

16 Jan

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another makeshift migrant camp to mushroom on the outskirts of the port city. The Frenc…

Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry ‘witch-hunt” over corruption probes (part 1)

27 Feb

When the French start picking a president in less than two months, there could be not one but two major party candidates under formal investigation. But as we’ve seen in the United States, legal troubles doesn’t mean that far-right leader Marine Le Pen of Les Républicains candidate François Fillon can’t get elected. Both blame the media and brand the judiciary as biased. What are the consequences of what’s been said so far and what’s still to come?