Republican Convention

The RNC Needs a Diversity Makeover

Donald D'Haene | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

The Republican convention's most telling moments happened every time the camera scanned the delegates in Tampa, Florida. Yes, it was a 2012 political convention but it still looked predominantly white from my vantage point. Republicans could take a paint-by-number lesson from Canada's political play book -- primarily from one Preston Manning.

How the GOP Became the "Grand Torino Party"

Diane Francis | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The Republican convention showcased a party that has become a loose coalition of social conservatives and a membership base that does not reflect the national demographics. This was embodied in the "mystery" speaker, Hollywood Star Clint Eastwood. His rambling speech, with failed prescriptions and disrespect toward the President, will become a metaphor for this disjointed, grumbling party and its campaign.

Romney and Harper Fiddle as Earth Burns

John Izzo | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
John Izzo

While evidence mounts that climate change and sustainability may be the security issue of our generation, both Romney and Canadian Prime Minister Harper seem completely unaware that it even matters. Ironically, Romney like Harper, is out of sync not only with the scientists but even with major corporations and the Pentagon.

Has Romney Painted Himself into a Far Right Corner?

Hugh Segal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Hugh Segal

A key challenge facing Republicans is that of moderation -- can they regain its luster and substance to capitalize on Americans' economic frustration? President Obama is ahead nationally and in swing states largely because Republican excess on the far right has put him there. If Republicans are determined to let abortion, apparent anti-immigrant bias and fuzziness on medicare define their conservatism they will be choosing the choppy seas of undulating radicalism as a base from which to win the bridge on the ship of state.

Tropical Storm Isaac Kills 4, Heads To Florida

CP | Peter Orsi, The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada

HAVANA - Tropical Storm Isaac pushed over Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula, where it caused flooding and at least fou...