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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 after the jump about that.

Death to Austerity

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Economic austerity is a dangerous, self-defeating intellectual fad. Perhaps I should say that's what it was, given Sunday's election results in Europe.

France Goes With the Socialist

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The austerity regime in Europe took a big hit Sunday, with French voters electing Socialist Francois Hollande, while the Greeks, also voting Sunday, handed out pink slips to the ruling centrist coalition that has slashed government spending on EU orders.The austerity regime in Europe took a big hit Sunday, with French voters electing Socialist Francois Hollande.

France: Socialist Victory Overshadowed by 'Big Healthy Blonde Girl'

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Until his daughter, Marine, captured 19 percent of the vote in France's first round of presidential elections Sunday, Jean Marie Le Pen was the country's most politically successful right-wing crazy In a way he saw this coming, promoting his daughter, as The Guardian recalls, as a "big healthy blonde girl an ideal physical specimen".

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