Presidential Election

Centrist Politics Are Not The Answer To Trump

Andre Arnet-Zargarian | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Andre Arnet-Zargarian

What this election has proven is that, once again, indifference is all that is required to embolden those among us who wish to express their anger against those who do not look, think, or act like the majority do.

Helping Our Youth (And Ourselves) Deal With The Trump Trauma

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

As the results began to become undeniable and there was no avoiding the dreaded outcome, I witnessed my children and their friends reaching out to ask each other in shock and asking their parents "How could this happen?"

Obama, Clinton Vow To Work With Trump To Unite Country

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics

President Obama meets with his unlikely successor Thursday.

Coping With Your Post-Election Grief

Rachel Ricketts | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Ricketts

I am terrified that tens of millions of Americans came out in spades to support a man who is endorsed by the KKK, a known terrorist group. Trump is an admitted sexist, a liar, cheat and alleged rapist. A man(child) with zero political background -- completely and entirely unqualified for any position of stature. He is Hitler 2.0, and he now represents the most powerful country in the world. It is, in a word, devastating.

Canada Tunes In For The Finale Of Its Favourite Reality Show

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Hang in there.

The Election That Really Matters Is At The Bottom Of The Ballot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

The down-ballot race going on right now isn't getting the attention it deserves. Not good, because the stakes are very, very high. So unless voters want the next four years to look like the last eight, they better show up at voting booths and pay as much attention to the bottom of the ballot as they do to the top.

Trump: I'd Love To Fight That 'Tough Guy' Joe Biden

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics

The madness doesn't stop.

Trump Surrogate Brigade's Trademark Tactics Hit Galling New Low

David Martin | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

I've watched spin practitioners from both parties practice their dark art. The expectation has been that each "doctor" will put the best "spin" on his or her candidate. But in my experience, most such folks were at least willing to concede on obvious points. That rule has gone out the window for Trump's operatives.

How America's Poor Will Affect The Presidential Election

George Poulakidas | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
George Poulakidas

As the U.S. Bureau reports, 5.1 million American families are poor despite having at least one member working. The opposing campaign strategies of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in approaching the poor and tackling poverty give us a deeper insight to their agenda.

Clinton And Trump Face Off Over Russia In Final Debate

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The election is less than a month away.

Trump Could've Avoided Paying Taxes For 18 Years: Report

CP | Jeff Horwitz, The Associated Press | Posted 10.02.2016 | Canada Politics

In a story published online late Saturday, the Times said it anonymously received the first pages of Trump's 1995 state income tax filings.

Clinton And Trump Battle Over Key Election Issues

CP | Julie Pace And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Buckle up, this is only the first debate.

Clinton And Trump Need To Start Talking About Welfare

George Poulakidas | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Politics
George Poulakidas

With almost one out of four American children living in poverty, many of whom end up dropping out of high school, we should focus on finding a solution for them, their families, and the good of the economy. A safety net provided by the government is necessary in order to reach those that the market cannot or is not interested in.

The White House Doesn't Need A Stoner In Chief

David Martin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

If there was ever any doubt about Mr. Johnson's suitability for the office of the president of the United States, that response sealed the deal. If a candidate is that unaware of one of the most basic foreign policy issues of the day, he shouldn't be running for dog catcher, much less president.

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.