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Impeachment is about overturning the will of the people. Impeachment shouldn't ever be easy. In the United States, impeachment has been designed to require a supermajority of legislative votes - and is reserved for what the U.S. Constitution calls "high crimes and misdemeanours."
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"Black people consume content more than anybody else in this country... so, why do we allow the myth of risk to exist?"
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Canada's well-financed medical marijuana LPs boast that they're pioneering the very best industry standards in the world. Now this claim to fame has been besmirched.
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Do you truly understand your leadership capability and culpability to know how your hiring trends and how your leadership style impacts your team? To illustrate what I'm talking about, we simply need to look at Willy Wonka, Gru and Olivia Pope and their teams to see how teams are built with leadership trends and leadership styles.
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No one will be celebrating this, but 2016 marks the hundredth birthday of one of the most vicious show business gossip magazines ever published, edited by a Canadian named Stephen G. Clow. On his death, the US newspaper columnist Westbook Pegler called him "the originator of Saloon journalism." His colourful life can be used as a direct origin for the modern state of tabloid and celebrity journalism. So why don't more people know his story?
Planned Parenthood supports abortion, yes, but this is not newly divisive. So, what could it be? Why specifically now would Planned Parenthood donations diminish? This a question they would rather let fade into obscurity -- A group calling themselves the Center for Medical Progress began releasing an investigative sting operation into the practices of Planned Parenthood south of the border. Two actors posing as buyers of organs for research purposes got undercover video allegedly showing that Planned Parenthood in the USA engages in the sale of fetal hearts, livers, kidneys and heads ("calvarium") for profit.
Nigel Wright didn't have a personal obligation to pay Duffy's debts, as he proclaimed. His personal obligation was to serve Canada and to maintain the integrity of its political institutions. We should be repelled by any notion that we should admire -- and excuse -- an incredibly rich individual who goes into public service and then uses his private financial resources to make political problems (and possibly crimes) disappear.
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Don Meredith's fall from grace is seen as a collective one, because there are a lot of black people who see his presence in the Senate as a collective achievement; he's seen as "one of us who made it to the top." We are so eager to see black faces in positions of power that we get caught up in the "excitement" of seeing someone who looks like us on the political stage, and we fail to pull back the curtain.
Last week, FIFA took centre stage in the world media for all the wrong reasons. This week, the beautiful game will rely on its most beautiful players to re-focus attention on the sport itself. That means eyes of the soccer world will be on Canada for the entirety of the 2015 Women's World Cup, which starts on June 6 with a pair of matches in Edmonton and culminates on July 5 in Vancouver.
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Talk about a power cover! First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with actresses and humanitarians Sarah Jessica Parker and Kerry Washington for the cover of Glamour's May 2015 issue, and boy do the trio...
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Ever see an outfit on a TV show, instantly think "I want that," and then scrounge the internet until you find a cheap look-alike? Regardless their age, status or job, characters on television almost a...
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the "Grey’s Anatomy" pilot which means only one thing: we’re going to use it as an excuse to analyze the evolution of style in ShondaLand, and how it’s come to...
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Kerry Washington has her head in the clouds (literally). The new mom attended a party for The Limited Collection inspired by the hit TV show "Scandal" in New York on Monday wearing the cloud-print dre...
Tales of government waste make for excellent news headlines. Bev Oda's infamous $16 orange juice probably got more media attention than the $45 billion F35 procurement debacle. Part of the reason is that people understand the value and cost of orange juice. Rather than focusing on waste, analysts and the media should instead focus on getting more value for money from governments. We need to pay less attention to tens of dollars and more attention to billions.
Soccer, cricket, NBA and other sports followed by millions of fans around the world are, today, subject to ongoing revelations concerning corruption, match-fixing and other fraudulent types of sports betting. On the eve of the soccer World Cup in Brazil, we learned that at least five games for the preparation of previous World Cups had been manipulated. Often seen as just associated with wealthy teams and organized crime but does this influx risk jeopardizing the long-term existence of sport?
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We've been drooling over Olivia Pope's wardrobe for three whole seasons of "Scandal" and finally, her clothes can be ours. Well, kinda. The Limited is launching a collection inspired by the drama ser...
Sure, Olivia Pope isn’t perfect, but damn it, she’s still better than we are if only because she can wear white without staining it. Ultimately, Olivia Pope's style is on point, 110% of the time. Look...
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James Franco recently came under fire for allegedly flirting with a 17-year-old Scottish girl, via Instagram. "I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky," explained Franco."It's a way people meet each other today, but what I've learned...you don't know who's on the other end." Except that in this case, Franco knew exactly who was on the other end. The girl readily admits to being only 17.
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Two things: 1) Olivia Pope is back on TV! And 2) Kerry Washington's maternity style is freakin' fantastic. The "Scandal" star attended Essence's Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday looking s...
Hot mama! Kerry Washington's red carpet style is only getting better thanks to one adorable accessory: her baby bump! The "Scandal" star showed up at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday and flaunt...
With "Scandal," so much goes on in any given episode and even though we're prepared to be shocked, I'm always surprised by how buggy my eyes get, how much more my mind is blown, and how stunned into silence I am. What do the kids say? YOLO?
So somebody's taped you. Doing something. Say, smoking crack cocaine. Maybe having sex. Maybe having sex while smoking crack cocaine. Regardless, the tape in question was for your eyes only, and now here it is, hanging out in public, without any permission from you. What do you do? What can you do? Well, you can learn from the leaked tapes of celebrities past.
The daily, international circus that Rob Ford is circumventing so disastrously right now demonstrates why it's so important to have a Crisis Communications Plan and stick to it. In every crisis there is an opportunity to learn and to grow and to become stronger. Here's hoping that this week is a little quieter for Ford.
Let the Kerry Washington baby bump watch begin! The gorgeous "Scandal" star, who is reportedly expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, appeared as a guest on "Late Night With Jimmy Fal...
I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers on this site who routinely write superior than me...
Every week we choose an accessory we've spotted on a celebrity which we're obsessing over. Last Week: Suki Waterhouse This Week: Kerry Washington Where: "Good Morning America" Accessory We're Coveting...
Is that Kerry Washington or Scarlett O'Hara? The gorgeous actress attended the "Scandal" Season 3 premiere on Wednesday looking as if she just ripped the curtains off Tara and fashioned them into a dr...
There's a reason why you're seeing a lot of Kerry Washington this month. The "Scandal" star appears on the cover of not one, but two fashion magazines including Canadian style bible Flare for their Oc...
Mayor Rob Ford, caught on camera as he wheels his Escalade out of Toronto City Hall, looks a bit like a bug under a microscope. Ford, and now his brother, have riveted the world's attention for their...
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At present, Canadians are of the belief that the political class has sunk so far beyond redemption that little of importance remains in the Senate. That's an illusion, and deserves some further thought and reflection. While there are non-trivial problems within the Canadian senate, it still serves a purpose.
As Mike Duffy's senatorial career implosion peaked this week, I was left wondering if all was really as it appeared, or if something far more complex was taking place. If Duffy -- and Wallin, and Brazeau, and others -- are part of a some plan to discredit the Senate to the point that all citizens demand its abolition.
While the wheeling and dealing and fast-talking that are the staples of the show Scandal are fascinating in and of themselves, what's most striking about the show is how race is simultaneously discussed and not discussed at all.