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The Branding Lessons You Can Learn From the U.S. Election

Karen Wensley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Business
Karen Wensley

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Most of us are relieved the U.S. election is over -- listening to the hyperbole of the campaign for so many months has been difficult even for Canadians who don't hear the ads and don't have the same emotional reaction to the candidates. But there are some lessons to be learned for non-politicians working on their personal brands.

This Election Was No Tea Party for Mitt Romney

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png At the end of the day, this "close" election was not really that close. While the race was closer than 2008, Romney's routes to victory proved limited and, ultimately, impossible. The outcome of this election will likely raise serious questions about the influence of the right wing Tea Party in the Republican Party.

The Victory Speech I Wish I Heard Last Night

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Imagine the following scene with me, if you will: Marine One lands amid a fury of fireworks in the middle of Grant Park in Chicago. President Obama is wearing a full flight-suit as he struts from the LZ up onto a stage already occupied by Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z. As he makes his way behind the podium, George Clooney unveils a giant "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

Media Bites: An Obama Win Makes Canada the Loser

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg A successful Obama presidency -- one that trims the debt, shrinks the deficit, reforms entitlements, and spurs GDP growth is one dangerously likely to revive the old Canadian demons of insecurity and inferiority. Regardless of how much it may satiate our fiscal interests, an economically resurgent America almost certainly means a return to second-place status for this country.

So What if Obama Were a Muslim?

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg It is deeply worrisome and disturbing to see the amount of hate that is out there against Muslims. Obama failed to stand up against the bigots who started spreading misinformation about his religious beliefs. He should have silenced them by asking them, "so what if I were a Muslim?"

Eight Insights from the 2012 U.S. Election, So Far

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg There are very few things in life that simultaneously fill you with both cynicism and exhilaration like the American presidential election. And 2012 is certainly no exception. As the election cycle draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the most valuable insights from the year.

It's Only Monday and I've Already Read Romney's Obituary

Todd Herron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Todd Herron

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In the modern world of reporting news before it happens, conservative bloggers are already writing Mitt Romney's political obituary. Conservatism in the USA will face an unprecedented crisis. It is no longer a proud animal; it is a fearful one.

Why the Day After Election Day Matters Most

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

Tuesday, election day, is going to be a big day, there's no doubt about it. Americans when they go to the polls will be deciding the direction their country takes -- on the economy, health care, big or small government, taxes, marriage, abortion and foreign policy -- for the next four years. But I'd like to talk about what to my mind is an even bigger day -- Wednesday, the day after the election -- because one very important thing in America needs to change and Wednesday is when it has to start.

Tegan & Sara Say 'Wrong' Republicans Denying Rights

Huffington Post Canada | Aaron Brophy | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Music

Mega musical stars like Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z have already declared their support for current President and Democratic candidate Barack Obama in...

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.

Who Lied More at the Conventions: Politicians or the Media?

Diane Francis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

The presence of 15,000 journalists in Tampa and Charlotte for the conventions was ridiculous but even wackier is the size of "Nation PR." Likely bigger than Newark or its governor, this is an industry of propagandists, bloggers, twitterers, scandal-mongers, pundits, spin doctors, pollsters, journalist-partisans who pen biased op-eds and columns, campaign operatives and dewy-eyed "Monicas" who will do anything for the boss. Nation PR never sleeps and now the fun, for the rest of us, begins as they launch their saturation bombing campaign on US voters to capture victory in November.

Canadians are Excited to Vote... in the U.S. Election

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Donald D'Haene

A poll by the Canadian polling company Environic and co-sponsored by the CBC found 15 per cent of Canadians would have given up their ballot in Canada's '08 federal election to vote in the U.S. election. I get it. I'm so uninspired by our Canadian political leaders it's not even funny.

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...

Hide Your Broomsticks, Michelle Bachmann's on a Witchhunt

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

During Ramadan, a time for focus and introspection, Michelle Bachmann and her posse are testing me. Big time. She believes that members of the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated the U.S. government -- and she's calling them out in public. In today's ballooning and increasingly influential social media landscape, sure sticks and stones can break bones, but a correctly phrased Google search can be even more devastating.

How Barack Obama May Lose the Presidency

Marko Sijan | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Marko Sijan

It's not that Americans aren't smart enough to know the bile spewed in super-PAC ads consists largely of lies. Surely they suspect Romney could care less about them, and his presidency would hinge solely on placating the so-called "one-percenters" who really run America; it's just there's something omnipotent about the way unlimited amounts of money slowly, steadily steer our thoughts and desires.

Why Obamacare Is a Win

Diane Francis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The good news is that, win or lose, President Obama has succeeded after decades of attempts in providing the type of healthcare the rest of the developed world provides. America's private-sector health experiment has failed abysmally and is on its way out. Governments outside the U.S. deliver medical care better and cheaper. The proof exists all over the world, except in the minds of partisans who would defend the indefensible.

David Frum's "Patriots": Revenge Served Hot

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Nobody is in a position to review David Frum's new novel, Patriots. You're either going to hate it for all the wrong reasons, or love it for all the wrong reasons. Set in D.C., the novel centres around Walter Schotzke, a likably louche trustafarian who is about to be swallowed whole by the populist right. Sound familiar? If so, it's because it is: Schotzke is no Frum, but there are clearly some autobiographical elements in this novel, thinly-veiled, and ready to deliver carnage to everything the ultra-right holds dear.

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?

Where Are the Republican Candidates?

Conrad Black | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada
Conrad Black

It is disturbing that as the United States flounders through one of the most precipitate declines of prestige and economic and fiscal strength in its generally upwardly mobile history, there is such a scarcity of galvanizing candidates to take the headship of the country.

American and European Tribalism

Diane Francis | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Gaddafi wasn't even buried when pundits began speculating as to whether the tribes of Libya would be able to pull together to prosper. The answer was obvious. Of course they will have huge difficulties getting along. After all, Europe's "tribes" were still quibbling over how to handle their impecunious tribes such as the Greeks.

Voting for Dummies: The Myth of the Regular Joe Politician

Ben Johnson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada
Ben Johnson

You can call it the plea for "small town values," or "getting in touch with the Regular Joe," but I'll continue to call it what it really is: Voting for Dummies. And the worst part is the notion that these politicians are working-class folks is, of course, entirely fiction.

Obama, Stop Lecturing and Start Leading

Stephen LeDrew | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Stephen LeDrew

My American friends argue that this president is the victim of some of the nastiest racism possible. There are people who would prefer to see the States go down rather than see him succeed. Perhaps this is so, but Mr. President, rise to the challenge and speak directly to the American people!

The Tea Party Deadbeats

Diane Francis | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

One popular Tea Party spokesman is Joe Walsh of Chicago, who is a deadbeat dad according to a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife for $117,343 in unpaid chil...

U.S. Debt Ceiling Debate Speaks to Dysfunctional System

Hassan Arif | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

The complexity of passing legislation through Congress with an intransigent Republican Party is something we should be worried about here in Canada, too. There is the prospect that the federal government, Canada's largest province, and Canada's largest city could all be governed by ideological conservatives.

Obama Says Wealthy Must Pay Fair Share

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2011 | Canada

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appealed for public support Saturday to push Congress to avert an unprecedented default on America's national debt...