Opinion – GOP candidates to Obama: Too little, too late – The Washington Post

The Washington Post claims that the GOP candidates characterized Obama‘s response to the Islamic State as not only feckless but also overtly partisan.

Source: GOP candidates to Obama: Too little, too late – The Washington Post

The body of the article covered similar ground to the earlier article in the NYT.

Personally, in my mind I associated ‘partisan’ with being a passionate supporter of a party or cause, so I checked the definition, which courtesy of Google I’m sharing below:
partisan
ˈpɑːtɪzan,ˌpɑːtɪˈzan/
noun
  1. 1.
    a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
    “partisans of the exiled Stuarts
  2. 2.
    a member of an armed group formed to fight secretly against an occupying force, in particular one operating in German-occupied Yugoslavia, Italy, and parts of eastern Europe in the Second World War.
    “the partisans opened fire from the woods”
    synonyms: guerrilla, freedom fighter, resistance fighter, member of the resistance,underground fighter, irregular soldier, irregular;

    “the partisans opened fire from the woods”
adjective
  1. 1.
    prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.
    “newspapers have become increasingly partisan”
    synonyms: biased, prejudiced, one-sided, coloured, discriminatory, preferential,partial, interested, parti pris, bigoted, sectarian, factional, unjust,unfair, inequitable, unbalanced

    “the government had adopted a blatantly partisan attitude”

    Was this a pun by the Washington Post or a deliberate editorial escalation?

    Just how biased, prejudiced and one-sided are Obama’s views on radical Islamatic terrorism?

    Thoughts?

The Guardian view on the French regional elections: the remarkable resilience of the far right | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

This Guardian editorial concludes that the terrorist outrage in Paris three weeks ago coincided with the resurgence of an anti-immigration, anti-Muslim populism in France.

Source: The Guardian view on the French regional elections: the remarkable resilience of the far right | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

Of course, this is just the first weekend of voting, with large abstention but the Socialists are currently trailing third.

Whether you love or loathe them, the FN (Front National) are a rising political force France. Another interpretation is that deeply unhappy with current policies on immigration/refugees and more broadly the loss of France’s national sovereignty.

These days the FN has tried to clean up its imagine but for me the hard-right remains the hard-right and Europe is deeply scarred by its history.

Thoughts?