Republicans

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?

I'm Standing Up To The Trump Supporters In My Facebook Feed

BLUNTmoms | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

I see you. I see you lurking in the periphery of my Facebook feed, posting pro-Trump rhetoric and awful hate speech. I mean, you aren't saying the things presidential candidate Donald Trump is, but you are sharing them. You are siding with him. I could have blocked you. I could have hidden your posts from my view, or I could have just defriended you. But I didn't, and I won't.

Could A Donald Trump Emerge In Canada?

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Over the past few decades, analysts have insisted that European style anti-immigrant politics were not easily exportable to either the United States or Canada as such ideas were unattractive to most North American voters. Anti-immigrant politicians usually appeal to a nation's ethnic majority population by insist that the dominant culture is being undermined by migrants. It's not simple to make this case in culturally pluralist democracies like the United States and Canada that lack an easily definable ethnic majority.

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.