Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Politics of Control

In my lifetime, North American politics has mostly operated under the rules of negotiation, debate, and consensus. That’s because we’re democratic nations. It’s what takes place in the Houses of Parliament in Canada and Britain, and inside the House of Representatives in the USA. … Continue reading

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The New Aryans

Like most rational people, I’m outraged (but not surprised) by Trump’s provocative move to ban Muslims from seven “dangerous” arab nations from entering or re-entering the USA. After all, he’s simply doing what he threatened (or rather promised) to do during the election … Continue reading

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy

The other night I heard Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway on the news, where she excused White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s rant against the press regarding Trump’s inauguration day attendance numbers, saying he referred to “alternative facts“. I think what she was describing is what the … Continue reading

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This Dark Day

January 20, 2017. The day everything changed. Many Americans naively believe that today’s the day everything will start to get better for them. They believe that the American economy will begin to improve as their countrymen turn to buying products made exclusively … Continue reading

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Don’t Mask the Symptoms

The other day my youngest son asked an interesting question. “They tell you to catch cancer early,” he said. “But how do people know when to go and get a checkup for cancer?” I guess he’s becoming conscious of his health … Continue reading

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Blind Support isn’t the Answer

By now you’ve probably heard that Australian actress Nicole Kidman suggested to Americans that it’s time to get over their differences, and to start supporting Donald Trump as their elected president. Seems like there’s a lot of political advice coming from … Continue reading

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Farewell Obama

Now that’s the way to do it… with dignity, respect and gratitude. Through his example, Barack Obama has shown Americans and the world what a president should be. He is the personification of class and decorum. On Tuesday night he spoke calmly and … Continue reading

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