A Generic Stump Speech For Today's Candidates

David Martin | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada
David Martin

There's no doubt about it; it's a long presidential campaign. With months still to go until the election, Republican and Democratic candidates have th...

Good Luck Making America Great Again

David Martin | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

A U.S. presidential election comes a wealth of patriotic platitudes. Chief among these bromides is the oft-repeated assertion that America is the greatest nation on Earth. Until now, I've accepted that statement as gospel. But rather than simply take it on faith, I figured it was an appropriate time to assess and confirm its factual underpinnings.

The Internet Has Only Widened Our Political Divisions

David Martin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

The presumption is that access to more and more policy and opinion websites allows people to achieve ever-higher levels of understanding. In truth, the explosion of easily obtainable information may well have had the opposite effect.

America Jumps The Shark

David Martin | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Donald Trump's ascension signals the death of the American dream and the beginning of the end of the American Empire. When half of the electorate has given up on the traditional leadership, the ties that used to bind all classes of American society are coming unravelled.

Hide Your Broomsticks, Michelle Bachmann's on a Witchhunt

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

During Ramadan, a time for focus and introspection, Michelle Bachmann and her posse are testing me. Big time. She believes that members of the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated the U.S. government -- and she's calling them out in public. In today's ballooning and increasingly influential social media landscape, sure sticks and stones can break bones, but a correctly phrased Google search can be even more devastating.

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.