2012 Election

Compromise Is Not in the Republican Dictionary

Gavin Magrath | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada
Gavin Magrath

Much of the focus of the pundit class in America in these post-election days is on the need to overcome the divide between the sides and achieve compromise for the good of America. Let us hope the President is under no such delusions.

The Victory Speech I Wish I Heard Last Night

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Imagine the following scene with me, if you will: Marine One lands amid a fury of fireworks in the middle of Grant Park in Chicago. President Obama is wearing a full flight-suit as he struts from the LZ up onto a stage already occupied by Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z. As he makes his way behind the podium, George Clooney unveils a giant "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

Is the Harper Government More Romney Than Obama?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

Obama has somehow managed to come across as a socialist during this election -- a man who believes in subsidizing insurance companies, who is consistently violating international and domestic law by killing people via drones, and only recently came to the epiphany that all people should be free to choose the person they marry. More alarmingly, however, is the ease in which the Conservative base in Canada has managed to sympathize with Romney. This of course brings a very important debate to the forefront: is the Harper government much further to the right than they would like to let on? After all, it seems rather odd that Canadian Conservatives could find anything in common with the current Republican Party of today.

Who Lied More at the Conventions: Politicians or the Media?

Diane Francis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

The presence of 15,000 journalists in Tampa and Charlotte for the conventions was ridiculous but even wackier is the size of "Nation PR." Likely bigger than Newark or its governor, this is an industry of propagandists, bloggers, twitterers, scandal-mongers, pundits, spin doctors, pollsters, journalist-partisans who pen biased op-eds and columns, campaign operatives and dewy-eyed "Monicas" who will do anything for the boss. Nation PR never sleeps and now the fun, for the rest of us, begins as they launch their saturation bombing campaign on US voters to capture victory in November.

Canadians are Excited to Vote... in the U.S. Election

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Donald D'Haene

A poll by the Canadian polling company Environic and co-sponsored by the CBC found 15 per cent of Canadians would have given up their ballot in Canada's '08 federal election to vote in the U.S. election. I get it. I'm so uninspired by our Canadian political leaders it's not even funny.

Romney Ryan Movies: 50 Shades Of White And Other Twitter Jokes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday morning, calling him...

The Problem With American Democracy

CBC | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

The United States of America is, perhaps unfortunately for its citizens, the most democratic country in the world. There's no...

Havel's 'Hope' Was Never a Dirty Word

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

In light of Vaclav Havel's passing, I think that someone must stand up and defend "hope"