Republican Party

Trump's Presidency Has Forced America's Institutions To Wake Up

James Di Fiore | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Trump's surreal combination of incompetence, absurdity, corruption and being profoundly unpresidential has released a societal antibiotic working its way through a system desperate for a cleansing. To think, Steven Bannon wanted to destroy the administrative state, but he may be succeeding in making it stronger, and with a stiffer resolve.

B.C. Liberal Party Donors Far From Being A Grassroots Crowd

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Mere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising results out ahead of the storm. One last chance at political counter-spin and what a marvel of spin it was. U.S. Republican party strategist Karl Rove would have been proud.

Meet The Powerful Conservative Think Tank Behind Trump's America

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

I have known the Heritage Foundation folks for close to 15 years. Some of their policy recommendations would clearly be deemed too conservative for the Canadian context, but even their foes would admit that they are an incredibly powerful and well-organized group.

Trump Claims 'Millions' Voted Illegally

CP | Steve Peoples And Calvin Woodward, The Associated Press | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada Politics

There's been no indication of widespread vote manipulation.

Why Trump Won (From Someone Who Was There)

Garnett Genuis | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

There are many paths to Trump. This is probably always true for political candidates, and truer the fewer candidates there are. However, it is particularly true when the actual nature of a candidate is so hard to pin down. What Trump will actually do remains a real mystery, and different people got to voting for him by assuming he'd do different kinds of things.

Who's To Blame For This Mess?

David Martin | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

By pushing further and further to the right, the Republican leadership laid the groundwork for a blustering, racist, sexist demagogue to win the nomination. And in doing so, they undermined the possibility of finding a reasonable, moderate candidate within their own ranks. When every Republican candidate has to swear fealty to a rightwing credo, is it really surprising that this year's field of presidential wannabes was so pathetically weak?

Republican Office Firebombed, Painted With Swastika

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics

A state GOP official called an act of "political terrorism.''

When Will Republicans See The Danger In Supporting Trump?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

I really think we've sunk to depths we would once have thought unimaginable. It's bad enough that the Republican nominee for president of the United ...

Heaven Help A U.S. More Concerned By Orlando's Junk Than Trump

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Donald Trump may get to be president of the United States, and if he does, it will in large part be because the U.S. populace is more interested in re-tweeting pictures of Orlando Bloom's genitalia than in finding out who the Republican candidate really is and what his intentions are for the great United States of America.

Trump Is Fuelling The Rise Of White Fright

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Donald Trump's apocalyptic acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was easily the scariest political event I've ever witnessed outside of 1930s newsreels. As CNN's Anderson Cooper summed up: "He painted a dark and frightening picture of America, he talked about people being attacked by criminals, attacked by terrorists, betrayed by their leaders, the game is fixed. And he said he can be their voice." The thing about this tactic -- a far cry from conservative saint Ronald Reagan's inspirational "shining city on a hill" much less Obama's hope and change optimism -- is that it captures (and, yes, fuels) the zeitgeist of white America.

No Joke: GOP Adopts Bernie Sanders' 'Break Up The Banks' Policy

AP | Ken Sweet, The Associated Press | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business

"It's a spectacular about-face by the Republican Party."

Republicans Want To Revive Keystone XL

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Business

A decision to approve Keystone would ultimately rest with the president.

Americans Fear Republican Convention Will Be 1968 All Over Again

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Memories of the Vietnam War and the assassination of Martin Luther King are being stirred.

America's Two-Party System Is Strange

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

The "big tent" factor of both American parties and the constraints of the "winner-take-all" presidency makes for some particularly strange bedfellows. But is the two-party system under attack this election cycle? It certainly seems so -- and it could well be to Secretary Hillary Clinton's advantage.

Why Anonymous' Attack On Donald Trump Affects Everyone

Lauren Messervey | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Lauren Messervey

The turn towards targeting certain political figures is concerning. Despite Trump's vomit-inducing charades, the truth remains that as an American citizen, he DOES have the right to say what he chooses. Although some of what he says could fall under the category of "hate speech", we keep forgetting that there is a very simple solution to our Trump dilemma: stop voting for him. Really, isn't it the public's fault that he's still there?

Trump's New Normal: Chaos At Rallies Now Goes Without Saying

CP | Thomas Beaumont And Jill Colvin, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Politics

The confrontations between protesters and Trump supporters keep escalating.

The Rest Of The World Needs A Backup Plan If Trump Wins

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 03.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

Building progress and trust, as the U.S. did, takes a long time to accomplish far more than constructing a building. But Trump will help destroy such progress if he is elected as the president of the United States. All the respect and admiration the world used to have towards this great country will vanish into thin air.

A Jewish Response To Trump Being Called Hitler

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Trump's scapegoating of Muslims, Hispanics, blacks and other "others" for political gain is exposing a racist ugliness, and dangerously inflaming it. Who knows how big the fire might get? "Never forget" became a Jewish slogan in hopes our collective memory might prevent another Holocaust, but also because we can't forget. It defines us. So as hard as it is to hear Hitler's name all over the news, let it at least remind us why we must stop Trump and all leaders who traffic in racism and xenophobia before such hate defines anyone else.

Ted Cruz Crushes Kansas Primary

CP | Nancy Benac And Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics

Ted Cruz claimed the first prize in Saturday's four-state round of Republican voting.

A Trumpian Wing Of The GOP Is Born

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada Politics

The embers of rebellion are crackling in this Florida retirement community.

Donald Trump Wins South Carolina Primary

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2017 | Canada Politics

Republicans are voting Saturday in South Carolina and Democrats in Nevada.

What's At Stake In Iowa?

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics

What's a caucus anyway? And who's winning?

Donald Trump Should Be Treated Like The Extremist He Is

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

As the media vigorously tries to answer the root causes of radicalism, I wish they would do the same about the outrageous Republican candidate that is Mr. Trump. What, or who, radicalized him? His actions mirror the fanatics and extremists who seek to divide us and create mistrust and hate between neighbours.

Another Reason Donald Trump Would Make a Lousy President

David Martin | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

One of Donald Trump's biggest attractions is that he is a successful businessman, one who says he can apply business principles to reform the workings of government. Trump claims he can run the U. S. like he runs his businesses -- with attendant efficiencies and savings.

The Republican Party Adopts a Playoff System

David Martin | Posted 07.10.2016 | Canada
David Martin

The NBA and Stanley Cup finals apparently gave Republican Party officials an idea. As the list of declared Republican presidential candidates approach...