Republicans

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...