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This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

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.

Can Republicans Hear American Cries?

Steve Lafleur | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

The American electorate has sent the Republican Party a message: the Republican Party has to be inclusive in order to remain a political force. The post-election reaction from Republican pundits suggests that they heard that message. What isn't clear is whether they understood that message, or heard what they wanted to hear.

Is Obama the New Sarah Palin?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

"Polish death camps," isn't the first embarrassing "misspeak" by President Obama. But for some reason, when Palin makes a gaffe about Russia, it gets parodied by comedians. When Obama makes a gaffe about the Holocaust or concentration camps, all that ensues is an apology. Like warfare, politics isn't fair.

Solidarity, not Sanctions, Should be the West's Response to the Iranian People

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

A model of non-violence and civil disobedience in line with the Green Movement that began in 2009 is the best course for the future of Iran. International isolation and pressure on the Iranian state will lead the government toward further repressive measures. Military intervention will only make things worse.

Playing For Keeps: the Game of Foreign Policy

Christopher Sands | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

International relations scholar Henry Nau suggested two metaphoric approaches to U.S. foreign policy. The first is the jigsaw puzzle. The second is the chess game. The United States will determine whether it wants to play chess or jigsaw for the future of North America. The question is, will Harper decide to play nicely with the others?