Politics and its Discontents: Make Of This What You Will

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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: A Person Of Interest

Soon, one hopes, we will learn more. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: I Feel His Pain

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Politics and its Discontents: The Noose Tightens

The narrative of Russia’s involvement in the U.S. presidential election continues to evolve: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: We’re In Impeachment Territory

Most right-thinking individuals (i.e., not Trump acolytes) would, I suspect, agree with David Gergen here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Inside The Mind of Trump: A Salamander Guest Post

In response to yesterday’s post, The Salamander offered the following analysis, which I am featuring as a guest post: .. have a long background on the perimeter of ‘mood disorders’ ..The Trump is easily found, though spattered within the DSM-4 & the updated DSM-5. ie he manifests comorbid or multiple symptoms. What is obvious throughout ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Is Explosive

Let’s see Trump explain this away: President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information Trump relayed had been provided ...

Politics and its Discontents: For Your Consideration

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Politics and its Discontents: Coastal Concerns

As I wrote earlier this year, I have pledged not to visit the United States until, at the very least, the Donald Trump presidency is history. That does not mean, however, that my attraction to the west coast, in particular, California, has diminished. Were these better times, I likely would have paid a second visit ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Simpsons Skewer Trump’s First 100 Days

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Politics and its Discontents: Ready, Aye Ready

That noble motto of the Royal Canadian Navy can now perhaps perversely be described as the modus vivendi of Justin Trudeau in his ongoing efforts to get on the right side of Donald Trump. The alacrity with which he danced to the Orange Ogre’s tune on Syria after the latter launched his Tomahawk missile attack ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Ally Of Ignorance

What is a manIf his chief good and market of his timeBe but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more.– Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 4. Some of the greatest foes of ignorance are knowledge, awareness and critical thinking. Key tools in the cultivation of our humanity, without them we would exist in a perpetual ...

Politics and its Discontents: How Must It Feel?

Since the installation of Donald Trump in the White House, I have wondered how it must feel to the average American who is neither unhinged nor incapable of critical thought to have a man so obviously deranged leading their country. This latest episode of Trump’s paranoid demagoguery surely must be a source of deep consternation ...

Politics and its Discontents: How Must It Feel?

Since the installation of Donald Trump in the White House, I have wondered how it must feel to the average American who is neither unhinged nor incapable of critical thought to have a man so obviously deranged leading their country. This latest episode of Trump’s paranoid demagoguery surely must be a source of deep consternation ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Company They Keep

Although I consider myself a hard-bitten cynic/realist, a report by Daniel Dale in today’s Star has left me decidedly dispirited. Dale, our Canadian expert on Trump who has followed the Orange Ogre very closely since the primaries, asserts that what used to be called ‘mainstream conservatism’, is now falling into line with Trump’s diseased worldview: ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Company They Keep

Although I consider myself a hard-bitten cynic/realist, a report by Daniel Dale in today’s Star has left me decidedly dispirited. Dale, our Canadian expert on Trump who has followed the Orange Ogre very closely since the primaries, asserts that what used to be called ‘mainstream conservatism’, is now falling into line with Trump’s diseased worldview: ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Says It All

Brian (“There’s no whore like an old whore”) Mulroney’s shameless pandering to Trump the other night confirmed yet again the shallowness of his character. This political cartoon captures his abject sycophancy. H/t iPolitics Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: This Says It All

Brian (“There’s no whore like an old whore”) Mulroney’s shameless pandering to Trump the other night confirmed yet again the shallowness of his character. This political cartoon captures his abject sycophancy. H/t iPolitics Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Oh, The Horror!

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Politics and its Discontents: Oh, The Horror!

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Politics and its Discontents: UPDATED: Chris Wallace Defends "The Enemy Of The American People"

When even elements of the right are spooked, you know things are getting very, very serious: UPDATE: If you have a really strong stomach, you might be able to watch some of Reince Priebus’s whorishness, which Chris Wallace had little patience for: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Chris Wallace Defends "The Enemy Of The American People"

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Politics and its Discontents: The Mad Hatter Holds A News Conference

This has to be seen to be believed. Mendacity AND an alternative universe: two for the price of one. Recommend this Post