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Which is worse? Justin Trudeau, the closet separatist, or Justin Trudeau, the smug jerk?
Barack Obama describes his Christian faith in front of an audience, in part to justify his high-tax class-warfare policies. But in case you had doubts, he assures you his Christian-inspired policies are right because other religions teach the same thing. Um, that's not quite how faith is supposed to work.
Thomas Mulcair, a candidate for the leadership of the NDP and so the leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, won't give any consideration to the discomfort many Canadians feel regarding Mulcair's dual citizenship. That other citizenship? It's French. Why did it have to be French?
Daniel Turp, a separatist, wants the courts to apply Canada's Constitution to the decision by the Canadian government to leave the Kyoto Protocol. Exactly what part of the Constitution makes the Kyoto Protocol a forever-binding commitment...Show More Summary
It takes a special kind of casual arrogance to insult the people around you without seeming to even try. Former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff, in writing about how Canadians will react to health care changes, shows he has that special gift.
Another Liberal diagnoses what is wrong with his party. If Daniel Veniez is an example of what the modern Liberal Party member is like, the real problem is pathological gutlessness.
Did anyone notice that bit of cleverness in the NDP's proposed floor-crossing bill? It has a synergy with the proposed demi-merger with the Liberals.
Are the Liberals caught in a positive feedback loop?
The NDP has a historic opportunity to show Canadians how the party would enhance national unity. All the party has to do is give party members from Quebec a fixed minimum share of the overall vote. Surely what is good enough for the country is good enough for the NDP. Let's see if Thomas Mulcair has got what it takes to demand of the NDP what he demands of the rest of us.
NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel is pleading for party unity as the leadership race kicks off. There is a specific audience for her words. I wonder if the NPI is ready to rise again.
I don't have anything nice to say about interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel. Skip this post if you are easily offended.
In watching the contortions being suffered by Liberal Party and NDP supporters over whether to attempt a merger or not, I am astonished at the single-mindedness of former prime minister Jean Chretien. He is looking out for himself, but Liberals foolishly think he's giving them good advice.
The choice taken by the Liberal Party to avoid making a decision on a new leader for a full two years means that Bob Rae will have the time to make the party into what he wants to make it, leaving the next leader little choice but to carry on with whatever decisions Bob Rae has taken on a so-called "interim" basis.
How irrelevant are Liberal bloggers? They can't even be bothered to maintain their blog aggregation site.
The electoral process is not meant to reflect the mood of the electorate, but to amplify it.
Did you hear about the man and his favourite axe?
Never give the user an odd number of choices.
Avaaz continues to raise money to stop Stephen Harper.
The Liberal leadership is doing everything it can to make sure that the Liberal Party rebuilds into an exact copy of what existed on May 1, the day before the party's disaster on May 2.
Thomas Mulcair all but accused the United States of committing a war crime in the death of Osama bin Laden. Jack Layton is in a difficult position as a result, and he hasn't had the job of Opposition Leader for even a week.