Elections 2012

Russell Brand May Be Brilliant But Not Voting Is Idiotic

Toula Drimonis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

Notorious bad boy, Russell Brand, may have recently started a revolution. Or not. In his interview with BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman, Brand expressed his frustration with the status quo and explained why he's never voted in his entire life. He did so with intelligence and disarming charm.The trouble, however, with Russell Brand's call for a revolution is, while it may speak to people because it sounds terribly dangerous and sexy in a "fuck-it-all, let's start from scratch" kind of way, it offers no real solutions. It's not by rejecting democracy that you create change, because, in a democracy, change can only happen within the system.

SavvyMom Roundup: Stop and Scan Holiday Shopping Is Here

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's safe to say that the virtual pop-up store is the latest and greatest. It's no wonder that with the holidays approaching Mattel and Walmart have come together to launch the first one for commuters in Toronto. The virtual toy store will run for four weeks and will provide the ultimate ease in shopping by providing images of toys and a UPC code to scan for purchase. Then the commuter/shopper goes home and waits for the delivery.

A 5-Year-Old Reads Conrad Black

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics

It's no secret that Conrad Black is no fan of Barack Obama and isn't exactly thrilled by the President's re-election on Tuesday. He even wrote an essa...

American Politics Are All Shook Up

Justin Beach | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Republicans have to reinvent themselves. The tactics and issues that have worked for them for more than three decades have failed. Democrats and progressives have a rare opportunity to permanently shift the debate on several key issues. America is at a crossroads, more divided than ever and trying to decide what kind of nation it wants to be now that it is no longer the world's lone superpower.

Can This Friendship be Saved?

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngThe two best kept secrets in Washington are the degree to which Canadians have been rooting for a post-election American economic turnaround, and the extent to which that turnaround is dependent on removing the barriers to trade with the United States largest export market, Canada. Will Obama lead America there?

Watching the Watchdog: An Election Day Fable

Tim Knight | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

During those four years there had been much sadness, wailing and gnashing of teeth and beating of breasts in the land as the tribe's riches and power ebbed, and the people lost faith in their tribe. So therefore, many leaders did arise who did each say unto the people that he alone was strong and of good courage and should be their leader to lead them out of the slough of despond and into the land of milk and honey...

The Branding Lessons You Can Learn From the U.S. Election

Karen Wensley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Business
Karen Wensley

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Most of us are relieved the U.S. election is over -- listening to the hyperbole of the campaign for so many months has been difficult even for Canadians who don't hear the ads and don't have the same emotional reaction to the candidates. But there are some lessons to be learned for non-politicians working on their personal brands.

This Election Was No Tea Party for Mitt Romney

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png At the end of the day, this "close" election was not really that close. While the race was closer than 2008, Romney's routes to victory proved limited and, ultimately, impossible. The outcome of this election will likely raise serious questions about the influence of the right wing Tea Party in the Republican Party.

Harper Congratulates Obama

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper formally congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election to the White House in Wednesday's early morning hours.Th...

Post-Election, America Should Be Ashamed

Ike Awgu | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg This Presidential election was a cacophony of noise, nattering and nonsense from its start to its ignoble and therefore entertaining finish. It has reduced American prestige in the eyes of many Canadians, not because of who won, but because of everyone who lost -- observers interested in bipartisan solutions to America's problems.

The Tweets Are Out: Here's What Women Thought Of The Results

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living

There weren't just binders full of women watching the U.S. presidential election results Tuesday night, there were millions. And they weren't afraid t...

LIVE: U.S. Election Results

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama has been re-elected. See the live blog for latest updates. As the U.S. election results for 2012 roll in, this is your ...

What Obama Has That Canadian Politicos Lack

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Numerous Canadians have made the jump across the border to volunteer on the campaign for Obama's re-election. Why? Because there is an element of the formula that is still missing in Canadian politics. The ingredient Obama brings is one that still eludes the political establishment.

Dix's Take On The U.S. Election

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix is a bit of a U.S. political junkie. With the province so close to Washington state, it’s hard to ignore the political co...

How Canada Made Me An Obama Lover

Rachel Sklar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Sklar

I can't actually vote for Barack Obama -- though I live in New York City I'm from Canada and it's stamped on my passport as surely as on the way I say "out." But there is no being part of the great churning American media machine -- whether as a viewer, reader, listener, Tweeter, Instagrammer or random Canadian who somehow snuck her way on television -- without forming an opinion. Sometimes, it's even educated! As for me, the more educated I got, the more I came to realize that my support for the 44th President of the United States and his party actually has its roots well north of the border. Really, every reason I can think of to vote for Barack Obama I learned from Canada. In the language of my people, et voila...

Bruce Springsteen Drummer Max Weinberg Supports Republican

Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Music

While Bruce Springsteen performed at several campaign stops recently for President Barack Obama including a trio of stops yesterday, E Street Band dru...

U.S. Ambassador On Nasty Campaigns, Cash And The Economy

CBC | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

America's ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, has had to sit on the sidelines of this election because of his diplomatic duties, but that doesn't me...

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.

Lending a Hand After Sandy

Ashley Peoples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ashley Peoples

It's a lucky, guilty, overwhelming feeling to be sitting in a Red Hook, Brooklyn cafe, on my laptop, well fed, well caffeinated, well clothed, and with no personal hurricane horror stories. Emotions and opinions are running high. But these same people remain helpful and hopeful and charitable. Neighbours with power offer others a place to shower, a place to cook. Everyone offers advice on how to get help, how to help.

G20 To Address U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff'

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Finance ministers from various G20 countries are meeting in Mexico City today to discuss pressing economic issues as the world's largest economy — t...

What An Obama Loss Could Mean For Black America

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

David Robertson carried his own Bible to the Sunday morning service at Trinity United Church of Christ, tucked under the arm of his White Sox warmup j...

It's Only Monday and I've Already Read Romney's Obituary

Todd Herron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Todd Herron

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In the modern world of reporting news before it happens, conservative bloggers are already writing Mitt Romney's political obituary. Conservatism in the USA will face an unprecedented crisis. It is no longer a proud animal; it is a fearful one.

Tom Mulcair Weighs In On U.S. Election

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - As the NDP tried to lay the groundwork in Quebec over the weekend for a federal election victory in 2015, some of the scuttlebutt was on an...

Joshua Ostroff

Larry King: Two-Party System Isn't Working

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.03.2013 | Canada Politics

Legendary newsman Larry King may not be helming CNN's go-to program for politicians anymore, but that's not keeping him out of the fray this election ...

Abortion Story Leads Catholic Schools To Cancel Election Trip

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

A trip for students from two Ottawa Catholic high schools to observe the U.S. presidential election has been cancelled because of an article on an ant...