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The Six-Year Rule: Why U.S. Presidents Have Such Short Shelf Lives

David Martin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Politics
David Martin

The six-year rule is a simple arithmetic formula that dictates that an American president has run his effective course after six years in office. After that, he's pretty well useless and might as well step down. Skeptical? See Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

Secret Docs Reveal Canada's Reaction To Benghazi Attack

CBC | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics

Newly released documents shed light on how the Canadian government responded following an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last summer...

Why a Man Can't Act Like Hillary Clinton

Ike Awgu | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada
Ike Awgu

Supriya Dwivedi wrote an interesting column titled, "Why Hillary Clinton Can't Act Like a Man." In it she complained of the prejudicial treatment women endure at the hands of a sexist media. This is all of course at least partially true, but in an attempt to be different, let's consider: Why a Man Can't Act Like Hillary Clinton. Double standards swing both ways.

Canada Urges Citizens To Flee Benghazi

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada joined several European countries Thursday in urging its citizens to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi because of ...

Eight Insights from the 2012 U.S. Election, So Far

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg There are very few things in life that simultaneously fill you with both cynicism and exhilaration like the American presidential election. And 2012 is certainly no exception. As the election cycle draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the most valuable insights from the year.

Libyans Hand Over Weapons In Benghazi, Tripoli

CBC | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada

Hundreds of Libyans converged Saturday on a main square in Benghazi and another in Tripoli in response to a call from the military to hand over their ...

Censorship Is For Cowards, No Matter the Subject

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Let's get one thing straight: Abubakar Kasim is not advocating for "tolerance, respect and harmony" in his latest piece for the Huffington Post. He's advocating for the banning and censorship of "Innocence of Muslims." While "Innocence of Muslims" contributes nothing whatsoever to the discourse surrounding "one of the world's greatest religions" to ban it would be to ban the understanding of an inciting force that has had gut-wrenching consequences.

If People View Muslims As Intolerant, That's Our Fault

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

The film the Innocence of Muslims has recently been thrust into the spotlight and has played the willing role of firestarter to what can be seen as a tinderbox which harbours the sensitive feelings of my Muslim brothers and sisters. You, my dear Muslim brothers and sisters, fell for it. You have played right into the hands of this hate-monger filmmaker and into the hands of his bigoted friends who view Muslims as "crazy," "intolerant," "violent" all in the same breath. And thanks to you we have handed them another high profile example. On a big fat shiny platter.

Libyan Ambassador's Death: Tragic End to a Bad Movie

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

There is no justification for the murder of U.S. Ambassor Chris Stevens and three other U.S. diplomats in Benghazi last night. But at the same time, there is no justification for the movie that led to these attacks. The murder of those four Americans is the cause of the recklessness, ignorance and hatred of two parties: extremist Muslims and the film's writer and director, Sam Bacile. Maybe there is no work of art that is worth the loss of life, but at the very least, when individuals are killed over their work, we hope to be able to learn something from the creation in question, we hope that there is some consolatory value in an unnecessary sacrifice. Such is not the case here.

Gaddafi Dead: What Took So Long?

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Barack Obama refused to take the lead, but offered support if other countries bit the bullet, so to speak, and led the way. Our politial leaders insisted we were shooting up Libya to protect civilians, not in an effort to replace Gaddafi's oppressive regime. Nonsense, but that's international diplomacy.

Gaddafi's Son Captured For Real: Libyans

CBC | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada

Libya's interim government claims it has captured Mutassim Gadhafi, the fifth son of deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi, as he tried to flee ...

Canada Considers Diplomatic Presence With Libyan Rebels

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Canada is considering setting up a diplomatic outpost in the rebel-held territory of eastern Libya, as the country's de...

John Baird To Meet Libyan Rebels

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he's planning a trip to eastern Libya so he can see first-hand how the country...