Ronald Reagan

America Is Drunk At The Wheel

David Martin | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

It used to be that the United States had a national purpose and a sense of community. For years, America had a commitment to common social goals as evidenced by Roosevelt's New Deal, Kennedy's New Frontier and Johnson's Great Society. That now seems a distant memory. After the Reagan-Bush years came Bill Clinton and another decade of selfishness and corporate greed. Although the books were eventually balanced, it was at the expense of the neediest as the gap between the haves and the have-nots widened into a chasm.

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.

Former U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2016 | Canada

She suffered congestive heart failure.

U.S.-Canada Relations At Historic Low, Says Veteran Diplomat

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Politics

86-year-old former ambassador to the U.S. says 'the relationship is as cool as I ever remember' in wake of Keystone XL

I Can't Figure Out Why So Many Americans Love Ronald Reagan

David Martin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Reagan should rightfully be honoured as America's father of deregulation but it's hard to see how this designation deserves a reward. Financial deregulation initiated by Reagan helped cause a recession during his first term and was the crucial first step which ultimately led to the global meltdown of 2008.

Don't Blame Karl Rove and the Internet: You are Responsible for Society's Ills

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada
Mary Donohue

When I asked people why things are a mess, no one took responsibility for this crappy society we have created. No one said, "Well, I didn't vote so, X was elected." No one said, "Well, I didn't speak up, so X was bullied." Everyone blamed someone or something else.

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.

Let Them Eat Borscht

Peter Worthington | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The Soviet Union once sought to intimidate, undermine, influence, subvert, exploit, deceive, penetrate, and dominate every country it had dealings with -- friendly or otherwise. It was paranoid and paralyzed by its dependence on the secret police. But today, the best course of action with Russia is to leave the damn country alone.