Geert Wilders

Do King's voters realize how he hurts Iowans of color? Do they care?

Many of us have been scratching our heads in the wake of multiple sexual-assault allegations against prominent political figures. What voters would …

Des Moines

Who supports Trump on Jerusalem? Europe’s anti-Islam politicians.

After President Trump's announcement that the United States would view Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and work toward moving its embassy there, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expects other nations to follow America's lead.<p>As Netanyahu visited Brussels on Monday, it looked as …

Israel

Diversity Is Not America's Strength, Republican Congressman Steve King Says

Republican Congressman Steve King said that America’s strength has nothing to do with diversity in a series of tweets Friday night.<p>King, a …

Republicans

White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For Years

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has again flirted with being an open white nationalist. In a tweet Friday, the congressman lashed out at …

Racism

Twitter users are ripping into Iowa congressman Steve King for tweeting that 'diversity is not an American strength'

• <b>Republican Rep. Steve King spoke out against multiculturalism and diversity in tweets on Friday, saying that diversity is not "our American strength."</b>• <b><br>His remarks drew backlash on social media. Iowa's Democratic Party called on the state's governor to remove him from her campaign committee.</b>• <b><br>This is</b> …

U.S. Politics

Roy Green: Where populism meets democratic rights

The election defeats of France’s Marine LePen and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, coupled with a victory by Germany’s Angela Merkel were celebrated …

Marine Le Pen

[Agenda] Netanyahu, Panama Papers, fish, plus Brexit This WEEK

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday "sufficient progress" has been made in three main divorce issues and EU leaders can …

European News

Nigel Farage: the arsonist in exile

The former Ukip leader is often described as the most successful politician of his generation – even by those who despise him. As Brexiteers speak of …

Brexit

Meet the anti-immigrant federalist who could well be Italy’s next prime minister

An interview with Matteo Salvini, who might be Italy’s next leader<p>The man who could become Italy’s next prime minister is sat just opposite the entrance to the huge US and Nato airbase near Catania in Sicily at a hotel confiscated from the Mafia. It’s not Silvio Berlusconi, no matter how much the …

Italy

Dutch say Trump 'unwise and counterproductive' with Jerusalem move

Photo: Rijksoverheid.nl<p>The US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy there from Tel Aviv is unwise and …

Netherlands

Mark Rutte

4<p>Illustration by Jaya Nicely for POLITICO<p>The Franco-German axis is back. But if Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron aim to pilot the jumbo jet that is …

Mark Rutte

The Rebirth of America's Pro-Natalist Movement

Activists on the right and left want policies that will reverse the country’s baby bust. But the broader culture—and Congress—don’t seem to care.<p>America needs more babies.<p>That’s what policymakers seem to have decided, from the White House to Capitol Hill. Congress spent November considering the …

Politics

Europe's Far Right Won't Keep Winning If It Can't Govern

Strong election results in 2017 created an opportunity. Some aren't willing to take it.<p>From Liechtenstein and Bulgaria to Norway and the Czech Republic, it was a good year for far right parties in Europe. 1 While none of the strong election results were sufficient for a full takeover, it was enough …

Alexander Gauland

Men in blackface invade council, school for racist Black Pete

Men in support of a racist blackface caricature have hijacked debate around the offensive “Black Pete” by disrupting children's school days and …

Racism

Brexit Or Not, Now Is The Time For A Real Sovereign British Parliament.

<b>After Brexit, Trump, the rise of populism, fake news and alternative facts, and the recent sexual abuse cases, a strong, selfless Parliamentary</b> …

Brexit

In Eastern Europe, Populism Lives, Widening a Split in the E.U.

BRUSSELS — The populist surge that threatened this year to engulf Western Europe and created existential worries for Brussels seems to have slowed, if not crested.<p>Nigel Farage, the populist who helped engineer Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, is now a mostly marginalized talk-show host. …

World News

‘Time to Drain the European Swamp’- Geert Wilders Brings Populist Uprising to Life

Geert Wilders, Dutch politician and anti-Islam figurehead, has begun to rally a peaceful revolution against EU authoritarianism and the Is...

Democracy

Could Unilever and Shell say ‘vaarwel’ to their London listings?

The Dutch government’s recent decision to scrap a 15 per cent dividend withholding tax from January 2019 made the front pages in the Netherlands, …

Finance

Black Friday: Hackers exploit shoppers' hunt for hot deals

Cybersecurity experts and consumer advocates warn online shoppers about "Black Friday" risks. Clicking on that "too good to be true" offer could …

World News

Dutch parliament rejects motions on Jerusalem, Palestinian state

The Jerusalem motion was submitted by the anti-Islam Party for Freedom of Geert Wilders.<p>AMSTERDAM — A draft motion urging the Dutch government to …

World News

Brexit smiles on the Dutch — so far

Brexit isn’t shaping up too badly for the Netherlands.<p>In a nail-biting climax Monday evening — eventually decided by picking a name out of a bowl — …

Brexit

Motions on Jerusalem, Palestinian state fail at Dutch parliament

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A draft motion urging the Dutch government to recognize immediately a Palestinian state and a second urging it to recognize …

Jewish Culture

Angela’s Ashes: Will the Collapse of Merkel’s Germany Leave Europe on the Brink?

With her coalition in tatters, a towering pillar of the European Union and, indeed, of the entire European project, is suddenly tottering.<p>The collective sigh of relief across Europe after the conclusions of the Dutch, French, and German elections earlier this year appears to have been premature. …

Brexit

These are some of the far-right accounts unverified by Twitter

White nationalists are not happy about losing their blue check mark.<p>After causing an uproar last week for verifying the account of white supremacist …

Liberal View

Steve Bannon Is Bad for the Jews

The Zionist Organization of America feted Stephen K. Bannon at a gala dinner in New York on Sunday night. What a disgrace.<p>What a mistake, too.<p>It’s a disgrace because no organization that purports to represent the interests of the Jewish people should ever embrace anyone who embraces anti-Semites. …

Opinion

Mosque Attacked With Pig’s Blood by Far Right Anti-Islam Group Pegida

Members of a far-right, anti-Islam group attempted to prevent the construction of a mosque in the Netherlands by dumping pig’s blood on the site, the …

Islam

Dutch PM to defend tax cut seen benefiting Shell, Unilever, British investors

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte was in parliament on Wednesday for a second time to defend a tax cut that benefits Anglo-Dutch …

Stock Markets

How A Russian Troll Fooled America

Reconstructing the life of a covert Kremlin influence account<p>Few Americans were more patriotic on Twitter than the user known as @TEN_GOP. For almost …

Russia

Europe's far right: Praying for 'an Islamic holocaust'

Last Saturday, in what has become an annual gathering of European far-right groups, an estimated 60,000 ultranationalists, white supremacists, and …

Middle East

Italy's election pits populists against populists

ROME (Reuters) - One candidate for prime minister in Italy’s election next year says he’ll slash taxes by 50 billion euros (44.86 billion pounds) and hike the budget deficit to pay for it. Another wants to bring back the lira Italy used until 2002 - and then there are the populists.<p>5-Star movement …

Economics