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

(11) 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

(19) 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

(30) 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

(52) 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

(14) 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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Who Wins And Who Loses When Trump Keeps His Hateful Promises

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2017 | 11:18 AM

It feels like a lifetime. But United States President Donald Trump's regime has only been in power for just over a month.

When you look at the wreckage littering the landscape -- unconstitutional anti-Muslim bans, scandal and high-level resignations, protests drawing millions, and seemingly bottomless chaos and confusion...

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How To Impeach Trump In 5 Easy Steps

(10) Comments | Posted February 21, 2017 | 3:05 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump isn't going to be impeached.

Not anytime soon, anyway. The numbers just aren't there.

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 --...

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Trump's Political Incorrectness Is Sabotaging His Racist Policies

(4) Comments | Posted February 7, 2017 | 3:02 PM

Right-wing knuckle-draggers always like to bray and screech about "political correctness."

They think it's a super big deal. The Unpresident, in particular, has been kvetching about "political correctness" for years.

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Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump throws up his hands after...

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Canada Should Debate Immigration - But With Facts, Not Fear

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2017 | 2:29 PM

"He's doing what he said he was going to do. Let them protest."

The unlikely scene: a drinking establishment somewhere in the Dominican Republic. Two American men are perched on stools at the bar, watching a satellite TV report -- from Long Island, New York, of all places --

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Trudeau Can't Afford To Stay Quiet On Trump's New World Disorder

(23) Comments | Posted February 2, 2017 | 12:43 PM

What was everybody in Ottawa talking about yesterday? The electoral reform thing, for sure -- but everyone knew it was a dumb promise, and one that had been without vital signs for months. What's happening now -- with the NDP leading the way with typically over-the-top...

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Our Leaders' Silence In The Face Of Trump Is Complicity

(71) Comments | Posted January 30, 2017 | 3:41 PM

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Women and their allies took to the streets of Toronto in support of the Women's March in Washington (Photo: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Dear Justin, Tom and a Conservative player to be named later:

Up here in the clouds above...

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The United States Died Long Before Trump Became President

(40) Comments | Posted January 25, 2017 | 10:24 AM

Countries die. Nations fade away.

They do, they do. Great nations -- however great they may be -- are not eternal.

Pierre Trudeau certainly thought so, some 30 years ago. Appearing before the Senate to condemn the Meech Lake Accord in the Spring of 1988, Trudeau said:

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Why You Should Never Ask An MP About Her Hair

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 5:56 PM

The Sun is doing a clarification, but I wanted to do more than that. Here it is:

I owe Glen McGregor a clarification, and perhaps even a correction. But I owe readers some context.

First, the clarification/correction. Back in June, McGregor -- formerly of Frank Magazine, presently of the Ottawa...

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