Cold Fury

I spent much of today reading through English-language reports on the continuing protests in Romania. I saw lots of disinformation, bad mispronunciations of Liviu Dragnea’s name, and a rather superficial analysis of what’s actually going on, but one thing is now official: these are the largest protests in Romania’s history. The situation continues to evolve,…

The Mask Comes Off

In the annals of history, people are going to look back at January 31, 2017, as the day that the Romanian government finally showed its true face. And boy, it sure is an ugly one. Ever since democracy was brutally crushed in June 1990, the government has been failing the people of Romania, but it’s…

Cloudy with a Chance of Foolish Outbursts

I had to laugh because yesterday the newspaper Evenimentul Zilei for some reason published a press release from a member of parliament named Vasile Mocanu in which he savagely criticized American foreign policy in Romania. I have no idea why Mocanu, a loyal member of the PSD, would send this press release to EVZ, which…