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No President Is Omnipotent

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:06

During Barack Obama's time in the White House, the mastermind of 9/11 was shot to death, three Middle Eastern dictators were overthrown, and a fourth was pushed to the edge of a cliff. And yet the dominant perception of Obama's Middle Eastern policy, and not only among conservatives, is that the president has been weak, his policies have failed and the region is in an even worse state than before.

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When Omar Khadr Gets Out

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:58

The divide in opinion about Omar Khadr is wide and deep and it will not be closed by any words written in a newspaper. But there are two things - one fact and one hope - which we should be able to agree on.

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Beware Political Caricatures

Friday, 28 September 2012 09:32

Let's play word association. Ready? "Jimmy Carter." Chances are you thought "failed president." Or "weak." Or "soft liberal." Or maybe "better ex-president than president." The common thread is failure. Jimmy Carter was a weak, indecisive, ineffectual liberal who failed.

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Pining For The Fjords

Saturday, 22 September 2012 21:13

The parrot is dead. It's lying on the floor of the House of Commons and it's not moving. Because it's dead.

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The Evidence-Based Revolution

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:12

This is how democracy works.

Politician Jones identifies a problem. He proposes Solution X. Many people think Solution X will work. Politician Jones is elected.

Politician Jones implements Solution X. Time passes.

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Trudeau: Untested and Unknown

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:09

As a general rule, a public figure cannot become a polarizing figure without having done or said a great deal, or, at an absolute minimum, without having done or said at least one extra-ordinary thing.

But that rule, like others, doesn't apply to Justin Trudeau.

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A Good Man Ruined By Politics

Friday, 31 August 2012 12:32

Being a dour man with a taste for hyperbole, H.L. Mencken exaggerated for bleak effect when he wrote that "the saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success disgraceful." There are sadder lives. And not every candidate must suffer ignominy or disgrace.

But then there's Mitt Romney. Mencken's famous dictum applies with such eerie precision to the man it's almost as if Mencken wrote it to be chiselled on Romney's tombstone.

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No Risk Please, We're Canadian

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:01

Mark Carney said something terribly rude last week.

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A Free Market In Good Judgement

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:57

They say the prime minister is a policy wonk with a keen appreciation for free markets. If that's true, I have an idea he's going to love.

One word: plastics.

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Partisans Say The Darndest Things

Friday, 27 July 2012 12:49

Kids say the darndest things. So do partisans.

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