Presidential Election

Donald Trump's Effect On The Financial And Commodity Markets

Tim Pickering | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

In the long list of market unknowns, Donald J. Trump and the US Presidential race is the unknown. The result of the election could have massive implications on the markets, even if we are unsure about what they are. When looking to commodities, a weaker US dollar will drive prices higher, but this may be offset by concerns over a slowing economy.

Melania Trump Is What A Stepford Wife Looks Like In 2016

Peter Landry | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

I am almost sure that Mrs. Trump is not a robot, unlike the women in the famous novel. I say this despite her sculpted face and the generally 1950s Playboy Bunny appearance that seems to defy human aging. I am still sure that beneath the coaching and stilted speeches, she is a human being.

Underestimating Trump Could Be Hillary Clinton's Biggest Mistake

Darcy Oberding | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Darcy Oberding

The certainty of Clinton success is brought into question when we accept the fact that Clinton and Trump were virtually tied in polls towards the end of May. In what has been possibly the worst month a presumptive nominee could have, we see Trump still within five per cent of Clinton nationally, and still very competitive in key battleground states.

Declaring Hillary Clinton's 'Historic Moment' Is A Rush To Judgment

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Raffi Cavoukian

The talk on corporately owned mainstream media (MSM) is of a historic moment on Tuesday, when, if you count Hillary's 400 plus superdelegates, her total number can go above the needed 2383, and, the talk goes, she becomes the Democrats' presumptive nominee -- the first woman to win a nomination for president. Yes, this would be something to celebrate. If true.

What People Are Getting Wrong About The Gawker Case

Erol Vekil | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Business
Erol Vekil

It all started when Terry Bollea a.k.a. Hulk Hogan filed a defamation suit against Gawker Media some time ago. It was later established (by admission) that the billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel was paying the legal expenses for Hogan (Bollea) because he did not approve of Gawker's journalistic ethics.

Are You Ready For The American Invasion?

David Leonhardt | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics
David Leonhardt

Every four years a huge chunk of the American population professes a sudden urge to move to Canada..."if that so-and-so running for the White House gets elected."Usually "that so-and-so" is a right-wing Republican.

Why "The Donald's" Tuesday Night Speech Should Change Your Life

Mary Donohue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

Whether you love him or hate him, Trump wins because he is a great communicator. And you can learn from that and apply it to your own life.

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 U.S. Election Matters To Canadians Who Call America Home

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Julie Rusciolelli

I pay American property tax. I depend on their health care system when I need it. I support U.S. charities. I shop in the U.S. I spur on the local economy as much as I can. I respect American ways, the flag, the veterans. I follow the rules and way of life every time I'm there. I am no longer a visitor to the USA. I am part of the national tapestry.

Trump: The World's Best Content Marketer?

Selena Cameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Selena Cameron

The one thing that has caught us off guard about Donald Trump: he's proven to be a savvy, reliable and, frankly, brilliant self-marketer. He knows what to say, when to say it, and to whom -- and how to elicit the reaction he wants when he needs it.

Improve Government With Algorithms - Without Politicians

David Psutka | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Politics
David Psutka

The most abused cliche in politics is the concept of 'change,' yet a young movement among academics and techno-scientists seeks to overhaul the current system with a computerized, politician-minimal alternative. Algorithmic governance is a radical, digital reimagining of government centred on computerized processes. Algorithms -- which already have many applications like sorting incoming emails and controlling traffic lights -- would be unified to create a governing network. Algorithmic government may sound far-fetched, but it is already happening in smaller, more localized ways.

The Real Reason He's Even In The Conversation

CBC top Stories | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

Donald Trump seems to have a knack for insulting wide voter demographics — Mexican-Americans, veterans, women — at least according to his critics...

Why Petro Poroshenko Is Not the New Beginning Ukraine Needs

Corey Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada
Corey Levine

The country as a whole has embraced Poroshenko and his message that he stands outside the rough-and-tumble world of electoral politics, Ukraine-style. Voters are hopeful that since he has already amassed his fortune, he will be less inclined to help himself to the government coffers, a common compulsion of elected officials in Ukraine.

Obama's Foreign Policy: Not so Progressive

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In a couple of days, the American populace will elect the next President. Numerous self-identified "progressive" voters have endorsed the Obama campaign, stating that while Barack Obama is certainly not perfect, he is far better than Mitt Romney. However, one of the major areas that have been largely ignored is Obama's foreign policy record in the Middle East.

Hey Kids, Put Down Your Smartphones and Vote

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Can we engage voters -- especially young people already prone to apathy and boredom? In this age of infotainment and indifference, everyone is worried about what young people will do at the polls Tuesday. Or if, in fact, they'll show up at all -- even though it's easier than ever to become engaged.

Why Parents Should Not Vote for Mitt Romney

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

As a voter there are reasons to cast a ballot for either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, but as a parent I honestly can't imagine why any mother or father could vote Romney -- and honesty is the reason. Parents teach by example, by being a person who acts with honesty, forthrightness, integrity and responsibility. These are family values. They are also, of course, are the polar opposite of how Mitt Romney has run his campaign and how he would run the United States of America.

The Not-So-Foreign Policy Debate

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

The stage was set at Boca Raton's Lynn University. The desk dusted, chairs put in place and zingers primed and ready for volleying. Oh, and it was supposed to be about Foreign Policy. Right? Well it kind of was. Kind of. According to Romney, American grade school teachers are part of American foreign policy. Confused? Wait, there's more...

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Struggle

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

Breast cancer mortality is 60 per cent higher for African American women ages 45-64 than for white women, even though African American women are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with the disease. So here we present to you the experiences of four African American women, all of whom are suffering from triple negative breast cancer. These are real photographs. These are real struggles.

New Hampshire elects Mitt Romney

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Ron Paul is a classic spoiler. No one is sure what he's likely to do. Perhaps not even himself. Maybe it hinges on how seriously he wants Barack Obama replaced as president, because if decides to run as an independent or whatever, Obama's chances for re-election sky-rocket.