The Unexamined Significance Of Donald Trump

Joe Killoran | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Joe Killoran

While most reasonable people are mystified and disgusted by the popularity of Donald Trump, his appeal isn't surprising considering the way the Republican party has conducted itself for the past 50 years. But while Trump is adept at using the type of bigotry the Republican Party has employed for decades, he deviates from Republican orthodoxy in the areas most important to Republican elites. And that makes all the difference.

A Generic Stump Speech For Today's Candidates

David Martin | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada
David Martin

There's no doubt about it; it's a long presidential campaign. With months still to go until the election, Republican and Democratic candidates have th...

Master The Art Of The Insult With Donald Trump's New Book

David Martin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Many people are familiar with Donald Trump's book The Art of the Deal. Few if any, however, are aware of his soon-to-be-released opus The Art of the Insult. A brief review of this hard-to-obtain work helps to explain The Donald's performance in the current Republican campaign.

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.

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?

The Internet Has Only Widened Our Political Divisions

David Martin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

The presumption is that access to more and more policy and opinion websites allows people to achieve ever-higher levels of understanding. In truth, the explosion of easily obtainable information may well have had the opposite effect.

America Jumps The Shark

David Martin | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Donald Trump's ascension signals the death of the American dream and the beginning of the end of the American Empire. When half of the electorate has given up on the traditional leadership, the ties that used to bind all classes of American society are coming unravelled.

New Academic Research Finds Koch Bros. Planning Tea Party Movement as Early as 2002

Kevin Grandia | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Kevin Grandia

The common public understanding is that the Tea Party movement started in 2009 as a spontaneous grassroots uprising in protest of government taxation....

No Country For Republicans? Some Other Places Anti-Obama Americans Should Move To

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Travel

Even before Tuesday's election results were known, disgruntled Americans were threatening to move to Canada. While President Barack Obama's win app...

Bruce Springsteen Drummer Max Weinberg Supports Republican

Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Music

While Bruce Springsteen performed at several campaign stops recently for President Barack Obama including a trio of stops yesterday, E Street Band dru...

Romney Gate - Closing Out The World

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

As a younger woman, I stood beneath the arch on countless occasions at the height of the Cold War. It was a time when there were far fewer allied nations and as a Canadian teen I knew my closest allies were those I could reach through the arch to connect with. In 1984 the Americans were not just my neighbors, they were my family in every sense of the word. Suddenly, it's 28 years later. You find yourself in 2012 in the midst of the US election and you realize, with shock and awe that the gate is closing - not because of economics or war or terrorist threat or because a guard is standing at the border locking the gate in front of you - but in the name of blind adherence to ideology.

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.

Why Canadians Should Root For Romney

Theo Caldwell | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Theo Caldwell

Many Canadians are predisposed to dislike Mitt Romney. He is a Republican, and robotic even by those standards. In this land of centre-left sensibilities, such party affiliation and corporate mien often rankle. But I would urge my Canadian compatriots to reconsider. Romney is running for a foreign office, not joining your curling team, and if he can unseat President Barack Obama, the Great White North will be greater for it.

After the Hurricane, Paul Ryan is the Liveliest Part of the RNC

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

The most exciting thing about the Republican convention which starts today in Tampa, is not Mitt Romney as the Presidential candidate, but Paul Ryan as his VP running mate. There's no guarantee a dynamic running mate will lead to a Romney victory come November 4, but without committed Republicans enthused and optimistic, his chances were slight to non-existent.

Is Obama the New Sarah Palin?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

"Polish death camps," isn't the first embarrassing "misspeak" by President Obama. But for some reason, when Palin makes a gaffe about Russia, it gets parodied by comedians. When Obama makes a gaffe about the Holocaust or concentration camps, all that ensues is an apology. Like warfare, politics isn't fair.

Why I Am Still a Republican

David Frum | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics
David Frum

For three years, my political party has veered in a direction I cannot follow. And if the GOP insists on framing the 2012 election as a ballot question on fiscal and monetary austerity, or if they nominate somebody manifestly incompetent to do the job of president, they're going to lose me -- and a lot more people.

America's Indignados Should Occupy Wall Street

Diane Francis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.

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.

Tea Party Ideology Trumps Facts

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

One cannot help but feel a bit pessimistic about American politics these days -- a contrasting feeling to the heady days of Barack Obama's election, w...