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The Obamas Showed Us How To Go High When The World Goes Low

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

The last eight years have hardly been America's finest. Through it all, however, this family has stood tall -- resolute, proud, dignified. Never letting on how hurt, how insulted, how devastated, how disappointed and yes, how justifiably angry they must have been, may still be, may always be.

How Many American Lives Is The Second Amendment Worth?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Here we are, mere days into a new year. On the first day of 2017 there were already 264 incidents of gun violence in the U.S. -- with at least 64 people killed and 146 injured. As of January 5 those numbers rose to 500 shootings, 113 deaths and 288 injuries. If, like me, you had hopes that, if Hillary Clinton became president, we might at last see some much-needed, long-overdue gun control in the U.S. we can certainly forget about it now. Not with Donald Trump as president.

Rex Tillerson Represents A Major Test For Republicans

Darcy Oberding | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Darcy Oberding

Republican senators who have been hawkish on Russia will likely be placed in the uncomfortable position of deciding whether to confirm Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, President-elect Trump's nomination for Secretary of State. There is a chance, albeit one with low probability, that Tillerson's nomination will not even reach the Senate floor.

Was The Trump Victory A Gift, From Russia With Love?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Image of "Vladimir Putin carrying his buddy Donald Trump" by DonkeyHotey on flickr through Creative Commons It has yet to be proven. What is known, ...

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

It's Only A Matter Of Time Before We Get President Pence

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Does anyone really believe he (Trump) gives a damn? That he's in it for anything other than his ego, the good of his brand, his businesses, investments and, lest we forget, his wallet? Does anyone really think he'll last the full four years? That he won't break precedent for the umpteenth time, get bored or fed up or both, and become the first president ever to willingly resign before his first term is up? Or do something so egregious, or illegal, he'll get impeached?

Dear Middle America, Why Did You Elect Trump?

David Martin | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

From my Trump-free perch up here in Canada, I'm tired of watching you Middle Americans repeatedly vote against your own self-interest. You've been doing it for decades and now you've taken it to the most ludicrous and dangerous level: the election of Donald Trump as your next president.

I Was Wrong About The U.S. Election

Carlo Dade | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Carlo Dade

One might not like what Trump stood for, but a lot of people did, enough for him to become president. He had a vision that compelled people to come out, in record numbers, just as Obama's vision had done eight years earlier. Clinton, on the other hand, offered competence and an impressive CV.... But that was just not enough to motivate enough people to come out for her.

Don't Ask Yourself How This Could Have Happened

Crystal Langille | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Crystal Langille

There are not enough people willing to be a voice for the voiceless. Hate has been simmering just beneath the surface, lurking in the shadows, and we have been content to sit on the sidelines, hoping others will fix it for us.... We've blessed bigots with our patience. Hate is learned and fear is contagious. We teach each other to be afraid of anything different from ourselves.

Trump Won Because America Chose To Look The Other Way

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Despite all the warnings, despite all the evidence, Americans elected a snake charmer, a man who's made a career out of taking advantage of people and then discarding them like a used tissue, who's made a career out of protecting no one's interests but his own.

Even Donna Brazile Has Forsaken Her Moral Compass In The U.S. Election

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

We don't even get a minute to catch our breath. We weren't yet fully recovered from hearing about James Comey's inappropriate letter to Congress, and ...

Americans Should Be Fuming Over FBI Director's Dubious Letter

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

It has nothing to do with whether you're a Republican or a Democrat. It has nothing to do with whether you want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to become president. It appears that James Comey has violated Justice Department rules and that should be deeply troubling to everyone.

The Election That Really Matters Is At The Bottom Of The Ballot

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

The down-ballot race going on right now isn't getting the attention it deserves. Not good, because the stakes are very, very high. So unless voters want the next four years to look like the last eight, they better show up at voting booths and pay as much attention to the bottom of the ballot as they do to the top.

The Presidential Debates Have Told Voters Effectively Nothing

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

How many debates have we endured? There have been so many I've lost count. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there were 12 GOP debates during the primaries, five for the Democrats, plus one town hall, one vice-presidential debate and three presidential debates. Geeze Louise, talk about overkill.

Solidarity Between Minorities Is The Only Way To Beat Racism

Jack Jedwab | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

When stigma is attached to a community, there appear fewer persons ready to come to the defence of the targeted group. In part, members of other communities see such support as a partisan issue. Others fear that such defence will result in their being associated with the group that is deemed unpopular.

How White American Males Can Walk Away From Donald Trump

Bob Ramsay | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada
Bob Ramsay

The news that Donald Trump's support is falling within his fortress of white males puts many of them in an awkward spot: how to abandon their leader w...

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.

Melania Trump Is What A Stepford Wife Looks Like In 2016

Peter Landry | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter Landry

I am almost sure that Mrs. Trump is not a robot, unlike the women in the famous novel. I say this despite her sculpted face and the generally 1950s Playboy Bunny appearance that seems to defy human aging. I am still sure that beneath the coaching and stilted speeches, she is a human being.

Trumpers Support A Muslim Ban They Know Will Never Work

Jack Jedwab | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Many Americans likely realize that actually putting this thing into effect risks compromising a Constitution that Americans greatly value. The idea of building a wall between Mexico and the United States, while attractive to many Republicans, is surely seen as unrealistic by members of the GOP.

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.

Democrats Protest All Night Over Gun Control, Republicans Don't Budge

CP | Erica Werner, The Associated Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday.

Yes, Mr. Trump -- Saying Racist Things Makes You Racist

Jack Jedwab | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's never easy to defend politicians that repeatedly utter racist remarks in public. In Canada doing so would likely disqualify someone from holding the highest public office. Currently that does not appear to be the case in the United States.

Why "The Donald's" Tuesday Night Speech Should Change Your Life

Mary Donohue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

Whether you love him or hate him, Trump wins because he is a great communicator. And you can learn from that and apply it to your own life.

5 Things Corporate Sponsors Can Learn From The 2016 U.S. Election

Matthew Klar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Klar

Political campaigns are an exercise in brand management. The questions asked inside campaign operations are similar to those asked inside marketing boardrooms: what types of issues should we support? What do we stand for? Is our message digestible to consumers and differentiated from our competitors?