Politics and its Discontents: When The Outrageous, The Unethical And The Criminal Become ‘Normal’

In the months since the Orange Ogre became the American President, I am sure that, like me, many have become inured to his daily debasement of the fundamental values that most profess to hold dear, justice, dignity, truth and respect being but four of them. What was once an esteemed office, the presidency, has been ...

Politics and its Discontents: Trump Can Dish It Out

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Politics and its Discontents: UPDATED: A Gratifying Trump Take-Down

Republican strategist Ana Navaro has had it with the Infant-in-Chief. His latest tweet has left her, and many other Republicans, outraged. UPDATE: Morning Joe responds to Trump’s disturbed and disturbing behaviour: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Trump’s Benighted Cuba Stance

Donald Trump is attempting to curry political favour in Florida by turning back the clock on warming U.S.-Cuba relations initiated by Obama. However, that cynical move is likely to have unintended consequences that go well beyond economic hardship for the slowly-emerging private sector on the island nation. Watch this brief report, made the day before ...

Politics and its Discontents: Opera We Can All Appreciate

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Politics and its Discontents: Climate Change Variables

Now that Donald Trump has formally announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, will the efforts of individual states and municipalities be enough to limit the damage of his benighted decision? This report provides some basis for hope: Meanwhile, back home, Canadian mayors are not buying what Trump is selling. Additionally, ...

Politics and its Discontents: As The Orb Turns

Here we are in Canada, celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend. Meanwhile, in a land far, far away, sinister forces are at work: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: An Insurmountable Divide

These days I find myself writing less on this blog and curating interesting material more. In that spirit, I offer the following letters from Star readers. The first one suggests the necessity of engaging the other side of the Trump polarity, while the ones that follow show why that is never likely to happen: Re: ...

Politics and its Discontents: I Feel His Pain

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Politics and its Discontents: Oh, The Horror!

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Politics and its Discontents: Oh, The Horror!

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