Opinion | Could a Leftist Bring Growth Back to France?

Mr. Mélenchon’s critics say that France is already living beyond its means. The French enjoy a level of economic security and living standards that most Americans can only dream about: universal health care, free child care and public-university education, a 35-hour workweek, higher life expectancy, and lower per capita energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Trump Is a Chinese Agent

Now more Asian nations are falling in line with China’s regional trading association – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – which has no serious environmental, intellectual property, human trafficking or labor standards like TPP. A Peterson Institute study said TPP would “increase annual real incomes in the United States by $131 billion” by 2030, without changing total U.S.

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Review: ‘Colossal,’ With Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Giant Monsters

If it weren’t for a teasing scene at the beginning and the existence of reviews like this one, you might mistake “Colossal” for a certain kind of diffident, funny-sad, exasperating drama. The kind in which a youngish adult, bruised by bad luck and bad decisions, returns to a hometown awash in nostalgia and old friends.

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Don Rickles, Equal Opportunity Offender of Comedy, Dies at 90

Recalling the first time he saw Mr. Rickles perform, Mr. Poitier said: “He was explosive. He was impactful. He was funny. I mean, outrageously funny.” Mr. Rickles got his first break, the story goes, when Sinatra and some of his friends came to see him perform in 1957 – in Hollywood, according to most sources, although Mr. Rickles himself said it was in Miami.

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Gas Attack Is Said to Kill Dozens in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon – A toxic gas attack killed dozens of people in northern Syria on Tuesday morning, including women and children, and sickened scores more, according to medics, rescuers and witnesses in the rebel-held province of Idlib, who said the gas had been delivered by a government airstrike.

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In Georgia, Anti-Trump Activism Stirs Democratic Hopes

With the national media descending on Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, and outside money pouring in, the contest is viewed as a major test of whether a wave of left-wing activism since Mr. Trump’s inauguration will produce change at the ballot box.

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