The U.S. president tweeted after the G20 meeting.
"You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams."
We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.
Back when the primaries kicked off, the trolls found a common hero in Trump. Someone on the outside the norm of the establishment, someone not taken seriously. Someone himself a master at getting reactions from making a single statement. I mean, that's the whole purpose of trolling, isn't it? Get people defensive and engage them to react with real emotions and sincerity.
The U.S. won't get a better relationship by ignoring the Kremlin's efforts to run roughshod over the most fundamental institutions in U.S. democracy. Doing so sends one message and one message only: that the American president is weak, inviting further interference in U.S. domestic affairs.
Here's one way to reach out to the new Liberal government.
Russian officials dropped hints all day Friday that a deal might be the works for Putin to attend the next summit after missing two consecutive meetings.
I have borrowed the term "Putinsanity" from Daniel Kaufmann, a renowned economist who specializes in governance. Kaufmann used the term in 2012 after Vladimir Putin was re-elected as president of Russia once again. But what has Putinsanity got to do with Sub-Saharan Africa?
HALIFAX - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson called on Russia to get out of Ukraine on Saturday, saying that what's happening
OTTAWA - Comments that Canada's foreign minister has made about the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine has stirred up the ire