Can Italy’s Tammany Hall survive Lucia Borgonzoni’s Surge or are the heirs of the Communist Party doomed to succumb to the League, after seventy plus years of uninterrupted rule?   

Tomorrow Italians go to the polls in two Regions (Emilia-Romagna and Calabria) to elect the Governors of the two Regions and the representatives of each Region’s Legislature. Calabria is a small southern region of local importance. But Emilia-Romagna is another matter altogether! It is the agricultural breadbasket and industrial juggernaut of the North, with its … More Can Italy’s Tammany Hall survive Lucia Borgonzoni’s Surge or are the heirs of the Communist Party doomed to succumb to the League, after seventy plus years of uninterrupted rule?   

Romano Prodi “expounds” upon the consequences in Italy of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Tomorrow, November 9, 2019, marks the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Last Sunday, the Italian newspaper, “la Stampa” published Fabio Martini’s interview of Romano Prodi and the latter’s recollection of the event that signaled the end of the “Cold War”. In the interview, Mr. Prodi was asked to explain the impact that … More Romano Prodi “expounds” upon the consequences in Italy of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Romano Prodi “elabora” le conseguenze in Italia della caduta del Muro di Berlino del 9 novembre 1989

Sul giornale, “la Stampa” del 3 novembre 2019, leggo l’intervista di Fabio Martini a Romano Prodi alla pagina VI dell’inserto commemorativo dello storico evento che cambiò la faccia dell’Europa e non solo. L’intervistatore chiede a Romano Prodi di spiegare ai lettori l’impatto che la caduta del muro di Berlino ebbe sul sistema politico italiano. Leggo … More Romano Prodi “elabora” le conseguenze in Italia della caduta del Muro di Berlino del 9 novembre 1989

Cop killer taken alive after shootout inside an Italian Police Station

Timeline: On or about 5 pm. Friday, October 4, 2019, in Trieste, Italy. A jobless immigrant from the Dominican Republic brought in for questioning in connection with the theft of a motor scooter while inside the Trieste HQ of Italy’s State Police suddenly disarms one cop and then another. Armed with the service guns of … More Cop killer taken alive after shootout inside an Italian Police Station

The Conte Government takes steps to force Italy’s “underground economy” to surface.

If we are to believe the Conte Government, they would much rather find and milk tax evaders and the “rich” responsible for hiding an estimated 130 to 200 Billion Euros per annum from the Taxman. Not to worry says the Italian IRS, if you G-men are unable to find and collect from tax evaders and … More The Conte Government takes steps to force Italy’s “underground economy” to surface.

Pontida, 2019

La presente è stata ultimata con ritardo perché durante il fine settimana ho voluto verificare di persona come avrebbero reagito i Leghisti, compreso militanti, sostenitori e pubblico in generale al Sig. Salvini dopo il suo improvviso abbandono del “Governo del Cambiamento”. Così insieme ad altre duecento persone ca. la domenica del 15 settembre sono salito … More Pontida, 2019

Pontida, 2019

This is late going to print because over the weekend I wanted to personally see for myself how League militants, supporters and the general public reacted to Mr. Salvini after his misguided abandonment of the “Government for Change”. So, along with 4 bus loads of other people like myself from the province of Modena, I … More Pontida, 2019