Tag Archives: Democracy

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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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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The New Normal

The president of the United States has traditionally been a man to look up to and admire. For impressionable children, to everyday citizens, to future politicians who aspire to public office, the president establishes the emotional tone for the nation. If so, then Donald … Continue reading

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God Help America!

It’s often said “Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.” Well, clearly enough Americans wished for radical change, and they got it. In spades! Donald Trump is now the president elect, and will walk into the Oval … Continue reading

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Canada Inc.

Based on Facebook postings I’ve read lately, a lot of people are pissed off with Stephen Harper, and the way he’s been running our country. They question his cavalier attitude about proroguing Parliament, his disdain for the media, his arrogant stance on … Continue reading

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