French Fries and Freedom Ticklers: America Loves France Again!

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 10:00 am

It’s official—America has finally forgiven France.

This is big news, particularly after such a messy break-up over America’s infatuation with remaking the Middle East. That fixation on Iraq turned into an international affair when France spurned America’s proposition and then-President Jacques Chirac refused to get sucked into a morally and legally sticky ménage à trois with George W. Bush and Tony Blair.

Fatster’s News Roundup from May 15, 2012

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 6:15 am

Fatsters rounds up the news links from May 15, with stories about Romney’s economics, Ron Paul, Lincoln Chafee, Colorado same-sex marriage fail, Rebekah Brooks, drone law suits, Chinese banks, European austerity, President Hollande, large wind turbines, and more.

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