Tag Archives: Trump

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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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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Trump is Not Normal

We’re Already Starting to Normalize Donald Trump Alarmingly, over the past few weeks, I’ve read a growing number of opinion pieces promoting right-wing and tough-minded ideas, like why sympathy and empathy are not such good traits, or why referring to scientific facts in an argument … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Trump

It’s pretty obvious by now that the American president-elect, Donald J. Trump, has a pretty thin skin and a temper that can be too easily triggered. And usually he wastes no time in exacting his revenge for whatever he perceives as … 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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Bringing Down the House

Most of us are keeping an eye on the lead up to the US election with apprehension. After watching Britain inexplicably vote itself out of the European Union, could Americans actually be capable of voting Donald Trump into the Executive Office? … Continue reading

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