Republican Primary

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.

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.

Whoever Wins Florida, at Least Fewer GOP Debates

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Florida is for real -- involving two time zones and strong pockets of national security conservatives, social conservatives and fiscal conservatives. Perhaps the biggest change since South Carolina is the sudden fear -- and "fear" is not too strong a word -- among Republicans that Gingrich might seal the nomination.

Why I Like (George) Romney

Peter Worthington | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Apart from being impressed with what seems a class act by Mitt Romney, I have fond memories of his father, George Romney. When he was still CEO of American Motors in Detroit, I wrote him a letter about a defective door panelling in my snappy new Metropolitan convertible. A couple of weeks later, I got a message to phone the car dealer.

And if Elected, I Solemnly Promise to Commit War Crimes

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Now that candidates can run respectably on a platform of torture, how long before we see a frontrunner advocating slavery? Surely everything's open for reconsideration. It's time to retire an inconvenient prejudice: that America's progress should be in a forward direction.

Liberal Primary Is a Win-Win

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

Would a Serious GOP Candidate Please Cut in?

Conrad Black | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada
Conrad Black

The U.S. has never in its history endured a decline like that of the last 20 years. This time the office has to seek someone serious, and whoever that person is, has to come out of the closet soon.

Politics, College Sports Now Completely Monetized by Broadcasters

Bill Mann | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada
Bill Mann

TV money has turned our government into a rancorous, partisan, poisonous money machine. It's turned our campuses into farm teams and training camps for the pros. It's wonderful what our media and broadcasters have wrought.