Northern Reflections: No Moorings

Donald Trump’s recent actions have harkened back fifty years to another time and another president — Richard Nixon. But, Paul Krugman writes, Trump is no Nixon: The Trump-Nixon comparisons are obvious. Like Nixon, Trump has exploited white backlash for political gain. Like Nixon, Trump evidently believes that laws apply only

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Northern Reflections: A Grand Reset

Klaus Schwab, the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, writes that Capitalism needs a Grand Reset. The coronavirus has made the need for such a reset painfully obvious: There are many reasons to pursue a Great Reset, but the most urgent is COVID-19. Having already led to hundreds of

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Northern Reflections: President No More

Robert Reich writes that the Trump presidency is over: You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed. His verbal bombshells are louder than ever, but Donald J Trump is no longer president of the United States. By having no constructive response to any of the monumental crises now convulsing America, Trump

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Northern Reflections: The China Crisis

Justin Trudeau is facing a COVID Crisis. But just around the corner is a China Crisis. Robin Sears writes: It’s essential when dealing with authoritarian governments to analyze carefully what really worries them, and what they will ignore. Any economic measures we might take they could care less about, as

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Northern Reflections: Steaming Piles

From the very beginning — starting with Barack Obama’s “phony” birth certificate — Donald Trump has peddled conspiracy theories. His latest is particularly vile. Peter Wehner writes: When Lori Klausutis died, she worked for then–Republican Representative Joe Scarborough. Today, Scarborough is a fierce critic of the president from his perch

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Northern Reflections: Another Test

During the Great Depression, power flowed from the provinces to the federal government in Ottawa. In the 1990’s, Canada decentralized and power flowed back to the provinces. Robin Sears writes that, as a result of the pandemic, the flow of power is once again being reversed: In the next three

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Northern Reflections: A Complete Waste

Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw all American funding for the World Health Organization and to leave the WHO altogether. The New York Times reports: President Trump threatened to permanently cut off all funds to the World Health Organization Monday night, a dramatic escalation of his repeated attempts to deflect blame

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