The U.S. Forest Service said Friday it’s operating in crisis mode, fully deploying firefighters and maxing out its support system.
More than 26,000 firefighters are currently fighting blazes across the West.
The West is in relative decline, especially compared to Asia, but no obvious alternative "system" has emerged.
Defending against right-wing populism requires standing up for democratic values.
Emmanuel Macron breathes fresh air into the stagnating cause of European unity.
Terrorism will in time consume the world, unless numerous parties admit inconvenient truths.