What Does Putin Really Want?

by Tony Wyman “It is very difficult to predict with certainty what is going to happen. I am convinced, given not just the events of yesterday but the cumulative set of events that have taken place, that this change is real… The rapidity of change is mind-boggling. The quest for freedom is stronger than steel, more permanent than concrete.” – Pres. George H.W. Bush, Nov 12, 1989, three days after the Berlin Wall was opened, beginning the end of the Cold War Few people in 1989 would have argued with…

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Marine Le Pen And Emmanuel Macron Will Square Off In French National Elections In May

by Richard Cameron It appears certain from various reports coming out of France on Sunday, that the two top vote getters in France’s national election are Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen. It is expected that the two will face each other in a runoff in May to decide which of them will lead France as President. The pollster, unidentified by Reuters, estimated that the vote differential between Mr. Macron and Ms. Le Pen, is one half a percentage point – with Macron at 23…

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