Republican Party

America's Two-Party System Is Strange

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.22.2016 | 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 03.22.2016 | 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 03.12.2016 | 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 03.11.2016 | 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 03.10.2016 | 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 03.05.2016 | 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 03.04.2016 | 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 02.20.2016 | 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 01.30.2016 | Canada Politics

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

Donald Trump Should Be Treated Like The Extremist He Is

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 12.11.2015 | 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 08.02.2015 | 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 07.10.2015 | 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...

Moby: Tea Party Is 'Batsh*t Racist Crazy'

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Music

Moby may be best known as a musician -- his latest album 'Innocents' came out this week -- but he's nearly as famous (or infamous) for his left-wing p...

The Great Conservative Contradiction

Alex Vronces | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Alex Vronces

The White House stated on Thursday that Syria crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons, compelling the U.S. government to intensify the "...

B.C. Liberal Party Expenses Out Of Whack

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Sometimes when you want to know how prudent a political party will be with the taxpayer's dime, it doesn't hurt to consider how prudent they are when it comes to spending their own dime at party headquarters. Compared to their counterparts in other provinces, the B.C. Liberal party spends like there's no tomorrow. And it's spending that increasingly points to something ominous: election campaigns that never end.

Can Republicans Hear American Cries?

Steve Lafleur | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

The American electorate has sent the Republican Party a message: the Republican Party has to be inclusive in order to remain a political force. The post-election reaction from Republican pundits suggests that they heard that message. What isn't clear is whether they understood that message, or heard what they wanted to hear.

Compromise Is Not in the Republican Dictionary

Gavin Magrath | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada
Gavin Magrath

Much of the focus of the pundit class in America in these post-election days is on the need to overcome the divide between the sides and achieve compromise for the good of America. Let us hope the President is under no such delusions.

American Politics Are All Shook Up

Justin Beach | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Republicans have to reinvent themselves. The tactics and issues that have worked for them for more than three decades have failed. Democrats and progressives have a rare opportunity to permanently shift the debate on several key issues. America is at a crossroads, more divided than ever and trying to decide what kind of nation it wants to be now that it is no longer the world's lone superpower.

This Ain't My Grandma's Republican Party

Josh Bowman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh Bowman

Watching the last few years of American politics from my side of the fence, I am absolutely flabbergasted by how deeply entrenched and polarized the two parties have become. I might debate an issue I believe in, but I'll go home and consider it from both sides. My grandma was the same way.

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.

Romney Ryan Movies: 50 Shades Of White And Other Twitter Jokes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday morning, calling him...

Only In America: Candidates In Hot Seat For Foreign Language Knowledge

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - America's long-held distrust of intellectuals is legendary, but the already perplexing national trait has moved into overdrive in the Rep...

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.

Calling Harper's Bluff on Keystone

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

The politics surrounding the Keystone pipeline have entered the phase of threat and counter-threat when media accounts start to resemble the pre-match theatrics of heavyweight boxers. The question is: Who is bluffing?