From the category archives:

France

ADHD: A Tale of Two Countries

May 17, 2013

Turns out that in France they don’t view ADHD the same way that we in America do.  This fascinating article explains why the French don’t really need to use pills to control their kids.  As someone who has been trained to deal with ADHD children, the article’s findings make a lot of sense. Here in [...]

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France Leads Military Effort in Mali, Latest Front in the War on Terror

January 14, 2013

I’ve always thought that President Bush’s greatest accomplishment was his recognition that terrorist acts committed by networks of global reach and the nations who harbored them were really acts of war that should be treated as such.  Rather than serving terrorists with legal papers and affording them U.S. Constitutional rights, Bush believed that a wider [...]

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France Goes Socialist

May 7, 2012

The people of France voted for change yesterday — from a right-leaning President in Sarkozy to the Socialist Francois Hollande.  The markets voted today — first down, then profit-taking.  Not a tantrum, but not an endorsement either. The people of France, like those in Greece and Italy, have chosen to wait until another day to [...]

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Not So Cozy with Sarkozy

April 23, 2012

Sunday’s elections in France have produced a May 6 run-off between socialist Francois Hollande and President Sarkozy.  In the first round of voting Hollande edged-out Sarkozy for a 28.2% to 27% plurality.  Sarkozy’s second place finish is the first time that a sitting president was out-polled in the first round.  Sarkozy is apparently pegging to [...]

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Sarko Faces Uphill Climb

April 13, 2012

Apparently, the French Presidential election isn’t too far off.  It is expected that by the time the runoff rolls around on May 6, Nicolas Sarkozy will face Socialist Francois Hollande (as you may recall, the previous Socialist frontrunner had a string of, let’s call them bad headlines).  Unfortunately for Sarko, France has not been immune [...]

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