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Andrew Scheer Is The Smirking New Face Of Social Conservatism

(12) Comments | Posted May 29, 2017 | 12:39 PM

Smirk.

The economy. Justin Trudeau. Free speech. His deceased mother. ISIS.

On every subject, no matter how sad or serious, Andrew Scheer would smirk. It was, well, weird. His rictus was so off-putting, we started to forget what he was actually saying.

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The Conservatives Won't Win No Matter Which Boring Leader They Pick

(31) Comments | Posted May 26, 2017 | 6:37 PM

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Boring.

Drab, dull, flat, insipid, uninspiring, monotonous, prosaic, tedious, interminable.

The leadership race of the Conservative Party of Canada has been all these things, and so many more.

If you consult your nearest thesaurus for things that are...

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Trudeau Can't Coast On Youth And Charisma Alone In Next Election

(18) Comments | Posted May 16, 2017 | 12:10 PM

There's a good chance Canada's next federal election could be a contest between the Conservatives' Maxime Bernier, the Liberals' Justin Trudeau and the NDP's Jagmeet Singh. (Photos: Chris Wattie/Reuters; Chris Wattie/Reuters; Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

So, Jagmeet Singh is in. The Brampton, Ont. MPP...

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How Long Will Trump Voters Stand By Their Man?

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2017 | 12:22 PM

Donald Trump is a liar, a criminal, and a danger to all of us. Everyone who is sane knows that.

He is a draft dodger. He is a racist. He sexually assaults women and brags about it. He violated the Cuba embargo. He has long been linked to organized...

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Let's Hope The B.C. Election Isn't 1996 All Over Again For Liberals

(7) Comments | Posted May 8, 2017 | 2:39 PM

Twenty-one years ago, we B.C. Liberals were gathered at the Hotel Vancouver, peering up at some big TV screens, shocked by what we were seeing.

It was Election Day in British Columbia, and the returns were coming in. And they didn't make any sense. At all.

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10 Reasons I Want The B.C. NDP To Lose

(45) Comments | Posted May 5, 2017 | 9:57 AM

I've gotten a few emails from folks who are genuinely puzzled as to why I support Christy Clark's B.C. Liberals. So, here's 10 reasons.

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Jean Chretien 1990. (Photo: Peter Power/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

1. Friendship.

From 1990 to 1993, I was...

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Dear Kevin O'Leary, You Won't Be Missed

(59) Comments | Posted May 2, 2017 | 11:17 AM

Dear Kevin:

At least Michael Ignatieff moved back here.

You know what I mean, Mr. Disembark Tank. You're Just Leaving. As expected. As planned.

As such, I was going to wish you the best in packing for the return to Boston -- but we both you know you never really...

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Trump's Supporters Warned Us He'll Start A War. We Didn't Listen

(40) Comments | Posted April 25, 2017 | 11:51 AM

The bearded Republican regarded us suspiciously.

He had been washing his pickup truck (naturally) and listening to country music on the radio (ditto). It was blindingly bright Saturday morning in August in New Hampshire, and we were out knocking on doors for our candidate, Hillary Clinton.
...

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Projecting Economic Competence Never Was B.C. NDP's Strong Suit

(19) Comments | Posted April 20, 2017 | 4:25 PM

First came John Horgan leering at Christy Clark in the first B.C. Campaign 2017 debate: "I'll watch you for a while. I know you like that."

That leering, creepy, condescending remark is a Kim Campbell Week One Level disaster, folks. Horgan -- sounding rather like Groper-in-Chief...

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Falling On Your Sword Can Remedy Even The Worst PR Disaster

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2017 | 11:48 AM

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer standing at the door to a United Airlines plane, sipping a Pepsi. If a picture is worth a thousand words, and it assuredly is, then that would be the picture for the recent days.

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(Photo: Timothy...

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The Conservative Party Has Already Rendered Itself A Loser

(20) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 9:07 AM

Can you lose by winning?

It's not a riddle, it's a fair question. Surveying the wreckage that now litters the Conservative landscape, it's a timely question, too.

Because, make no mistake: the Conservatives' leadership race has dramatically set back their party, perhaps for years to come. Among other things, it...

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Kids' Sexual Orientations Are None Of Jason Kenney's Business

(33) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 3:12 PM

"Are you gay?"

It was 1983 or so, and my Carleton journalism professor, Roger Bird, had asked me if I was gay. I was surprised.

"Is that an issue?" I asked him.

"If you are writing an investigative series about gay people in politics, I think it is," Bird said,...

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Trump Is Right. Canada Needs To Finally Pay Up For NATO

(53) Comments | Posted March 28, 2017 | 12:30 PM

What Donald wants, Donald gets.

Well, not really. He wanted a Muslim ban. Didn't get it. Wanted Obamacare killed, and something else instead. Didn't get that. Wanted -- promised! -- ISIS defeated in 30 days. Didn't get, or do, that.

But getting more...

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Sorry, David Eby. That 'Liberal Spy' Is What Democracy Looks Like

(12) Comments | Posted March 24, 2017 | 12:16 PM

Some people wear tinfoil hats. Some see conspiracies everywhere. Some even look around at public meetings, and see spies where there are none.

B.C. NDP MLA David Eby, for instance, sees spies. B.C. Liberal spies, to be precise.

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B.C. NDP MLA...

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Campaigns Don't Matter. Words Do

(5) Comments | Posted March 21, 2017 | 9:56 AM

Campaigns matter.

That's a long-time conceit of political consultants, of course. We say it all the time. I even worked at a successful political consulting firm which trademarked the phrase. Campaigns Matter™.

Campaigns matter -- along with its corollary, "the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day"...

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Is Ezra Levant's Rebel Media Letting In The Wrong Kind Of Rebels?

(39) Comments | Posted March 15, 2017 | 3:23 PM

"I'm becoming anti-Semitic." That's what he said.

Not good.

To put a fine point on it, that's what Rebel Media's Gavin McInnes said on a video, found here.

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Gavin McInnes attends 'Creative Control' New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on March 3,...

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10 Ways To Oppose Trump's Agenda As A Canadian

(28) Comments | Posted March 14, 2017 | 3:08 PM

What can you do?

How can you -- a regular person who isn't all that involved in politics, and who lives in another country, no less -- oppose the unethical, immoral, hateful policies of the Trump regime?

In 2012, I wrote a book about how the Right seize power, titled...

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Don't Take Any Civics Lesson From The BC NDP

(12) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 8:20 AM

Are the BC NDP full of crap?

Yeah, sort of, they are.

They've gone bananas about the fact that Elections BC is asking the governing party about fundraising stuff. What they're not telling anyone is that they're being asked, too.

And John Horgan's crew aren't...

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My Quest To Become A Better Highly Imperfect Feminist

(4) Comments | Posted March 8, 2017 | 3:26 PM

Am I a feminist?

A definition, first:

1. Adjective. Sometimes, feministic.
Advocating social, political, legal and economic rights for women equal to those of men.

2. Noun
An advocate of such rights.

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(Photo: Jacoblund via Getty Images)

By that definition, am...

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Kevin O'Leary Wants To Be Canada's American Prime Minister

(95) Comments | Posted March 6, 2017 | 2:04 PM

Spring 2009: the tulips were blooming, the birds were chirping, and Ottawa was buzzing about the prospects of Prime Minister Michael Ignatieff.

The polls looked good. The pundits were saying nice things. Stephen Harper's regime was slipping.

Liberals were accordingly feeling optimistic, so...

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