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In the few days since Donald Trump was elected all I hear from some of the media, from some of his surrogates, from some of his pals is, "he only said those disgusting and outrageous things to get elected." They keep saying we'll see a "different Donald Trump, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump in the Oval Office." WTF?
It's almost summertime and that means it's time to choose some books to read at the beach, at the cottage or, if you're running for president, on the campaign trail. Here's what this year's candidates say they're currently reading and what books are actually sitting on their nightstands.
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Accepting your own death or the death of a loved one is a healthy and liberating step. In the case of Mr. Trump, however, it's not entirely clear whose death is being accepted. If it's the demise of the Republican Party, that may be a good thing. If it's the end of America, then it's probably not.
Jeb! called in his big brother.
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In today's Internet-dominated world, rational argument is highly overrated. Given the speed of modern communication, there's no longer time for the methodical give and take of reasoned debate. If you just got slammed on Facebook, you better hit back fast and hard or you'll quickly become yesterday's man.
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Not all political dynasties are created equal -- one key difference lies in the calibre of their descendants. Last year, the Liberal Party elected as its leader Justin Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Warren Bennis, a noted scholar on leadership, said, "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense."
LONDON — Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush's suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill. Mock-ups of a $10 note featuring the former prime minister featur...
Yes, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush — or, at least, their campaign teams — were posting Twitter insults at each other.
The NBA and Stanley Cup finals apparently gave Republican Party officials an idea. As the list of declared Republican presidential candidates approaches the number of qualifying teams in a professiona...
And Donald Trump? He's not impressing anyone much.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Presumed U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush issued a strong call for improved U.S.-Canada relations Wednesday during a speech in New Hampshire.The Washington Post repor...
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"Jeb Bush thinks it would be great if Stephen Harper is re-elected PM of Canada"
WASHINGTON - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the Republican Party's most conservative members, announced early Monday he is running for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, making him the first among...
The Iranians allegedly do not want talks to break down because of a likely Israeli air attack, which though it would not be permanently incapacitating, would do great damage, retard development, and could be repeated as needed at intervals. The Vienna talks will have one more session before breaking for the summer. Though no one seriously expected that they would achieve an agreement, the Iranians have apparently put their program on hold, without rolling it back very far.
In Canada, organizations like the Society for Quality Education have been fighting for improvements. But Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia have resisted efforts by them and others to return to traditional methods of teaching mathematics despite the fact that Canadian students are falling behind, according to OECD global results in 65 nations.
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I always thought that when the United States elected its first female president that it would be a nail biter -- a down-to-the-wire race that would keep us up late on election night before it was official. But Hillary Clinton's presidency is shaping up to be a coronation.
Governor Bush was well aware that he was taking a big political risk in championing such big, bold changes, but he was willing to take this risk for the sake of the children. And, as it happened, Governor Bush's risk paid off handsomely -- both in terms of his own popularity at the polls and also in terms of student success.
Jeb Bush has much more of what his father called "the vision thing" than the two presidents in his family already, and is much less malapropistic than they. Jeb Bush sounds like a president, and if he didn't have some interest in the position, it is unlikely that he would take the trouble to sound like he does.
The U.S. has never in its history endured a decline like that of the last 20 years. This time the office has to seek someone serious, and whoever that person is, has to come out of the closet soon.