Life after Harper: Reimagining Canadian Conservatism

Potential Conservative leaders are vying for a tarnished crown The Civitas Society will meet this weekend at the Delta Ottawa City Centre to mark the 20th anniversary of its founding. I have friends who will attend, but because I am not reliably conservative I’m not invited and my friends are keeping mum about what they’ll … More Life after Harper: Reimagining Canadian Conservatism

Republican Party Collapsing Beneath The Weight Of Its Own Toxic Racism

Decades from today, historians will look back at the second decade of the new millennium and write about the racism and ignorance that finally ended the Republican Party and take careful note of the plethora of governors that many determined  bigoted rubes of America elected into governor’s mansions across the former Confederate States of America. … More Republican Party Collapsing Beneath The Weight Of Its Own Toxic Racism

Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Religion not compatible with constitution, says anti-immigration party which also proposes banning minarets and burqas. Members of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) have backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the constitution. Delegates at the party’s conference on Sunday also supported a call to ban minarets on mosques and … More Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Rodrigo Duterte: The Donald Trump of the Philippines?

Dubbed ‘the punisher’, the controversial politician’s tough stance on crime and corruption is winning hearts and minds. Guns line the walls of his home. He is accused of killing suspected criminals. He kisses female supporters on the lips and litters his campaign speeches with an endless stream of obscenities – he has even cursed the … More Rodrigo Duterte: The Donald Trump of the Philippines?

Right-wing populists blame Obama for alarming suicide rates among white Americans

According to Fox News viewers, that dastardly President Barack “Barry” Obama Hussein Soetoro Bin Laden is single-handedly eliminating the Republican Party. On Friday, Fox reported that middle-aged white people now account for a third of U.S. suicides. This is, of course, no laughing matter. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States … More Right-wing populists blame Obama for alarming suicide rates among white Americans

America’s reputation around the world is tainted: Panicked foreign leaders are publicly worrying about Donald Trump

Foreign leaders voicing their concerns this publicly is both unprecedented and show how bad things really are If there was any doubt that the awfulness of Donald Trump’s candidacy transcended conventional partisan differences, the international response to his campaign has removed it. Last month, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” … More America’s reputation around the world is tainted: Panicked foreign leaders are publicly worrying about Donald Trump

Canada shows how to deal with the world’s Donald Trumps: Just ignore them.

This week, a right-wing populist delivered fiery speeches in North America, inveighing against political correctness, globalization and the threat of radical Islam. The politician, who could even be elected president one day, said the powers-that-be were not taking the Muslim peril seriously and warned of the dangers of letting in Syrian refugees. “Whoever condemns Islamic fundamentalism is accused of Islamophobia,” … More Canada shows how to deal with the world’s Donald Trumps: Just ignore them.