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  • Gregory Rodriguez: The old taboos, back in the news

    Gregory Rodriguez: The old taboos, back in the news
    Sex, power, class and race. The scandals encircling French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of sexually assaulting an African-born maid in New York, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has confessed to having a child out of wedlock with a Latina housekeeper, for all their differences, conjure major taboos.
  • Presidential election in France reveals plenty of jaded voters

    PARIS -- In France's presidential election, which takes place on April 22 and May 6, the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy is running far behind his challenger, Francois Hollande, in a contest that has more to do with personal character than issues. Sarkozy has...

    As Hollande struggles, so does the opposition

    PARIS -- France has a double crisis. Its ruling political party, Francois Hollande's Socialist, is in a state of catatonia, usually defined as a condition of incoherence with alternate periods of stupor and activity. More below about that. Former...

    Belated Christmas gifts for favorite targets

    It's that time again to take a look back at some of the subjects of the past year's columns and muse about what I would have gotten each of them for Christmas, if I could, in fact, have been bothered -- which I couldn't. But here we go anyway....

    Rachel Marsden: The French view of the Petraeus sex scandal

    PARIS -- French public reaction to American CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus' suicide-bombing of his own career demonstrates a lack of understanding of the perceived offense in favor of a blind defense of libertinism. It was learned last week that...