French President François Hollande, speaking to a gathering of France’s mayors on November 18, stated that his nation has said the country would continue to welcome refugees despite the security concerns voiced by many of his countrymen following the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13.

In the wake of last month's elections, Portugal appears to be poised to seat a communist and socialist majority government, just as Greece did earlier this year. But will electing more socialists improve — or worsen — economic problems caused by socialism in the first place?

First, Socialist French politicians loudly backed brutal jihadists in Syria to overthrow the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. Then they supported open borders so those same jihadists and their victims could flood into Europe, where the law-abiding populace has been largely disarmed and left defenseless by those same politicians. Now, the French government and Western politicians are feigning shock over the tragic but entirely predictable terrorist attack that claimed more than 120 lives in Paris. And if the same sort of policies continue, which appears likely at this point, analysts say more attacks in the future are all but inevitable.

Let's call it what it was: a killing spree enabled by politicians who kept the victims from being able to defend themselves.

The European Union and climate alarmists are apparently getting nervous. When the Polish people went to the polls late last month, a victory for the center-right Law and Justice Party, which is skeptical of the EU, global-warming alarmism, and open borders, already looked relatively certain. By the time the votes were counted, though, it was clear that the socially conservative party with affinities for government intervention in the economy had absolutely dominated the election. It now holds the presidency and both houses of Parliament. How much will change, though, remains unclear.