Here's the fascinating thing about U.S. politics this cycle, as we've seen it at the national conventions of Republicans last week and Democrats this week: These two parties, though polar opposites in tone, are drawing from the same well, which is a deep and growing resentment of elites. The Democrats face by far the tougher challenge in making it
PHILADELPHIA -- After more than a year of campaigning, more than a decade in politics and more than a generation of public service, the challenge for Hillary Rodham Clinton is clear, great and urgent: can she present a new, different, compelling face to Americans?
Two weeks after wrapping opening expert testimony, the all-party panel of MPs tasked with investigating alternatives to Canada's first past the post voting system is to reconvene Monday. Here's hoping they've managed to recharge their mental batteries, as the preliminary witness list suggests they'll be wading into the deep end of political theory.
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Among most striking aspects of this summer of discontent, for Canadian observers of the international scene, is the stark contrast between here and, well, everywhere else.
Cruelty is easy. We should have known that in a post-9/11 world, almost any object could become a deadly weapon to serve the sinister agenda of a terrorist.
Let us suppose it is July 2017. Let us suppose Donald Trump, nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency a year ago, won the November election, narrowly, but the polls are certainly suggesting such a thing is possible.
One very important facet has been missing from news reports concerning the alleged withholding of relevant information about nuclear risks from the five people in charge of Canada's nuclear safety watchdog.
Satirists will have a field day over this Republican convention.
These days, even the most forgiving observer of Turkish politics is having a difficult time glossing over disturbing news out of Turkey. The recent aborted coup is important enough. But before this, journalists, academics and civil activists critical of the government found themselves under arrest and their newspapers and TV channels shut down. Rep
This island nation has no natural resources, beyond the startling beauty of its landscape and the industry and brains of its 23.4 million people. Yet somehow, despite economic challenges that make Canada a Lotto-Max winner by comparison, the Taiwanese have thrived. It's worth considering some of the reasons why.
Augmented reality is now reality.
This is not an article on South Sudan, which is just as well because the conflicts there are almost fractal in their complexity.
As senseless and horrific as the killing of the five Dallas police officers is, this kind of atrocity will happen again until the United States acknowledges and fixes the fatal flaw in its character that is racism.
If critics of the Iraq War needed another excuse to imagine Tony Blair on trial, they seem to have found one in the results of the inquiry of Sir John Chilcot. Rather than just playing courtroom, they might consider the state of a real one.
As Canada continues to be back, we intermittently enjoy moments of Stephen Harper nostalgia. These are the times when the former prime minister's anima, his innermost spirit, appears ghostlike and silver-haired over Parliament Hill in our mind's eye, a single vein throbbing angrily in its temple, its icy blue eyes taking in the rampant consultation
Canada's free trade deal with the European Union has run into some unfortunate political headwinds in Europe, amid a backlash in several European countries against what some see as excessive central decision-making in Brussels. A fast-track European ratification process is no longer possible for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
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"Suppose that the Iraqis feel ambivalent about being invaded and real Iraqis, not (just) Saddam's special guard, decide to offer resistance," wrote British prime minister Tony Blair to U.S. president George W. Bush in December 2001, two years before the U.S. and the UK invaded Iraq. At least Blair had some doubts, but neither man could really imagi