I've got to tell you, I was positively thunderstruck when I read that Donald Trump had decided to appoint the multi-millionaire dealmaker Rex Tillerson (the CEO of Exxon Mobil) as his Secretary of State. Are you kidding me?
Rick Perry recently released an ad where he argued that "there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." So what is the Canadian response to this? To suggest that the video should be taken down because it is "hate speech."
Quarterback Peyton Manning has used it. So has New York Yankee pitcher Bartolo Colon. Ditto Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry. What is this miracle cure, this elixir of life? Stem cell therapy. But does it actually work?
A concern regarding the appointments of Justices Andromache Karakatsanis and Michael Moldaver to the Supreme Court is that they may skew the Court's ideological balance to the right. As a bleeding-heart small "l" liberal, writing this over a soy latte and quinoa salad packed for lunch, you'd think I would be more worried.
It is disturbing that as the United States flounders through one of the most precipitate declines of prestige and economic and fiscal strength in its generally upwardly mobile history, there is such a scarcity of galvanizing candidates to take the headship of the country.
Good news! Canada's budget deficit is shrinking even before the federal government introduces its budget cuts. There's an important lesson for the whole world from the Canadian experience: the actions a government might take to reduce its deficit -- cutting spending, raising taxes -- can prolong the recession.
The government is aware that American guns are travelling into the hands of very dangerous people, however nothing is really done. Rick Perry has spoken of a potential American involvement in Mexico, complete with sending troops over the border and maintaining order. But is this effective?
The U.S. has never in its history endured a decline like that of the last 20 years. This time the office has to seek someone serious, and whoever that person is, has to come out of the closet soon.
One cannot help but feel a bit pessimistic about American politics these days -- a contrasting feeling to the heady days
The Tory lead is not insurmountable, but to some, any Tory lead is a bit of a puzzle. Hudak has not been ranting and railing for change and attracting all sorts of publicity. In fact, he seems to have been practicing the Dormouse approach -- quiet, laid back, not making waves, just offering himself as an alternative.