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Have you no sense of decency left, you lying sack of crap?

This is the Joseph N. Welch "have you no sense of decency" moment. And the media provided it. #USPolitics pic.twitter.com/CYvkZVhy0D — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) June 27, 2017

Trump: making America hated again

Just extraordinary findings by the Pew people.  Someone said to me last night: “I hate America.” I was astonished this person, in particular, would say such a thing.  Apparently they’re not alone. 

Are Google and its execs crooked? (Also, bonus Canadian Minister of Hubris links.)

The European Union certainly seems to think so: The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro fine — roughly $3.6 billion Cdn — on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an […]

Donald Trump talking to farmers, translated for the rest of us

Scott Feschuk parses Trump’s recent speech about the importance of farmers—and why it's so hard to get a decent butler The post Donald Trump talking to farmers, translated for the rest of us appeared first on Macleans.ca.

How the Fathers of Confederation met their demise

Their deaths demonstrate the need to tend wounds, drink moderately and be kind to your employees The post How the Fathers of Confederation met their demise appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trudeau downplays security fears in Chinese tech firm takeover

Trudeau says his government would never approve any foreign takeover if there was concern it would harm national security The post Trudeau downplays security fears in Chinese tech firm takeover appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Massive cyberattack spreads across Europe

Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices hardest hit, with Russia's Rosneft oil company also reportedly falling victim to attack The post Massive cyberattack spreads across Europe appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canada seeking softwood lumber resolution with U.S., says Trudeau

U.S. added tariff charge late Monday, leaving Canada's lumber industry facing average duties of about 27 per cent The post Canada seeking softwood lumber resolution with U.S., says Trudeau appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Ottawa awaits details on Trump travel ban reinstatement

However, minister's office says dual nationals from affected countries travelling on Canadian passports would not be subject to restrictions The post Ottawa awaits details on Trump travel ban reinstatement appeared first on Macleans...

U.S. warns Syria not to launch chemical attack

White House says the U.S. 'identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack' but offers no supporting evidence The post U.S. warns Syria not to launch chemical attack appeared first on Macleans.ca.

This week’s column: ten reasons Trudeau is going to win again

[And also on HuffPo, here.] Justin Trudeau is going to win the next federal election. Now, we know, we know. The election is far away. He’s broken some promises. His legislative achievements are modest. The Tories and the Dippers are getting shiny new leaders. Commenters are commenting that he’s slipping. And, in the post-Trump/Brexit era, […]

Erased

Life is too short. Gord Tulk – he of the nearly-4,000-comments-does-this-guy-work – is gone, for good.  This is my space, with my rules, and cheap shots championing the “free speech” rights of neo-Nazis are not welcome, particularly with lots of litigation underway.  Find a new sandbox, Gordon.  You have been erased. Also erased: a nutty musician […]

Parsing a Premiers’ popularity

Angus Reid released its semi-regular Premier thing last week, and I missed it with all the Nazi-fighting.  But, as usual, it tells a story: The poll may or may not be accurate, 21 times out of 20, plus or minus 101 points.  But it sure is fun to prognosticate about. Some quick takes: At the top, […]

Canada signs no-hacking deal with China

Both countries agree not to engage in state-sponsored hacking of business secrets The post Canada signs no-hacking deal with China appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Is the public safety minister’s job too big?

The government's new national security bill adds more to the minister's bulky portfolio. Is it time to split up national security and emergency management? The post Is the public safety minister’s job too big? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Supreme Court partially lifts injunction against Trump travel ban

Court leaves one category of foreigners protected: those 'with credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States' The post Supreme Court partially lifts injunction against Trump travel ban appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Trump administration divided over Putin meet-up at G20

Trump and some others are pressing for a full bilateral meeting; officials within State Department and National Security Council urge more restraint The post Trump administration divided over Putin meet-up at G20 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canada urged to fund small, grassroots international women’s aid groups

Feminist advocacy organizations say government needs to make major changes to how it hands out foreign aid The post Canada urged to fund small, grassroots international women’s aid groups appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq

Mulcair says the incident 'calls into question' whether Canadian forces are involved in direct combat The post Mulcair raises red flags after Canadian sniper breaks record in Iraq appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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