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Jessica Roy

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France Celebrates Obama's Big Win

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 1:05 PM

Democrats Abroad, a branch of the Democratic party that operates in over 100 countries worldwide, serves as a base for Americans and those of other nationalities to discuss politics and aid the causes of the Democratic party abroad. Apparently they also throw a sick party.

Last night the group...

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In Paris, Obama May Be The Only Antidote to W-Induced Shame

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 9:56 AM

As election time buzzes electric in the American air, Parisians are gearing up for the results to come rolling in on Wednesday morning GMT. Paris is still a fundamentally liberal city despite the reign of Monsieur Sarkozy, and the vibe here is decidedly pro-Democratic. I've made an effort to...

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An American in Paris

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2008 | 5:14 PM

I have never owned a nationality more so than while living in another country. The concoction of European ethnicities that comprise my blood all converge into one simple identity that I'm forced to claim almost any time I open my mouth and betray my less than perfect French accent: I'm...

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Welcome to Paris

(3) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 2:45 PM

It took me two Sunday afternoons to learn to like Paris. A nationwide day of rest, many of the stores and restaurants are closed on Sundays, but the city pulses with an ineffable melange of vibrancy and calm. At the entrance to my metro stop, a Pakistani man grills bright...

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