Babel-on-the-Bay: Lies. And Trudeau-Trump lies.

You have come to expect it in the daily reports from the American White House. You know that the man in the White House tells lies. You just do not expect it from the guy in charge in Ottawa. And you already knew that the guy in charge at the White House does not give ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading. – Brian Jones rightly argues that a fair tax system would go a long way toward eliminating any serious concerns about government deficits. And Marco Chown Oved offers some reason for optimism in the Canada Revenue Agency’s response to the Panama Papers. – David Macdonald examines what could have ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Trumpcare Disaster

Well what a difference a day makes. On Thursday Donald Trump was sitting in the cab of a monster truck demanding that Republicans support his plan to replace Obamacare.Or else.And when he woke up yesterday morning, he seemed pretty confident his Trumpcare plan would be approved. But sadly for him, that's as good as it got.Read ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee on Donald Trump’s Hard Power Budget

Well there he was yesterday, sitting behind the wheel of a monster truck, looking like he was about to start mowing down his many enemies, real or imagined.But the truck wasn't moving, thank goodness. Donald Trump wasn't going anywhere.And neither is his plan to destroy Obamacare.President Trump issued an ultimatum on Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans ...

LeDaro: Headquarters of Nuts -U.S Congress

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Day of Reckoning

It was an extraordinary sight, and Donald Trump's day of reckoning.His worst nightmare coming true.The FBI director, and the director of the National Security Agency, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, and all but calling Trump a liar.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Lies That Will Destroy Him

Well we know that it wasn't exactly a meeting of minds. We know that Donald Trump acted like an orange oaf when he met with Angela Merkel.Or like a very small man, with no manners or class. And we know how it ended…Read more »

Babel-on-the-Bay: Shell bites the bitumen bullet.

This story takes us back to the 1970s and a lengthy discussion with a board member of Royal Dutch Shell. He was a “works committee” member of the board and our discussion was enlightening. He represented the employees of Shell on its board and was a highly-respected university professor. He was in Toronto visiting his ...

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper says “big multilateral trade deals are dead”

If you can believe it, former prime minister Stephen Harper wants you to know that the future of mega multilateral trade deals such as the doomed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is uncertain. The post Stephen Harper says “big multilateral trade deals are dead” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 9: Jason does Alberta

As expected, Jason Kenney easily won the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta at a convention in Calgary on Saturday, with about 75% of the vote. Kenney was a steamroller who flattened his two remaining challengers, an inconspicuous MLA named Richard Starke, and an even less conspicuous guy named Byron Nelson. The other ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Robert Reich comments on the absurdity of Donald Trump’s plan to shovel yet more money toward a military-industrial complex and corporate profiteers who already have more than they know what to do with. – Sara Fraser and Laura Chapin write that food insecurity is primarily an issue of ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Cruel and Monstrous Budget

It's a budget plan only the monstrous Donald Trump and his bestial followers could love. A plan that would take money from the poor and the vulnerable, and hand it over to the police, the military, and the millionaires.  One that would attack the arts and the humanities as only fascists can.And one that could only ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Is Trudeau fighting out of his weight class?

The reason why boxing promoters will not allow a lightweight boxer to take on a heavyweight is that the lightweight might not last two minutes. The lightweight might be fast on his feet but the heavyweight only needs to land one punch. That is why Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs all the help he ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Disciples of a False Prophet

Well there he was in Nashville yesterday, surrounded by his faithful supporters, and bellowing like a beast.Giving them what they wanted. Another chance to chant "lock her up" four months after the election.For they are beasts like him.Read more »

Babel-on-the-Bay: Airing the rants of the Right.

Canadians are too politically correct to accept a politician such as right-wing Geert Wilders who has been running in the Netherlands for that country’s parliamentary elections yesterday. At one point the pollsters were suggesting that the right-wing anti-Islam, anti-EU politician’s Freedom Party could get as much as 20 per cent of the popular vote. And ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Disastrous Trumpcare Scam

I must admit that when I saw Rachel Maddow's breathless promo, for a brief moment I had a vision of Donald Trump in handcuffs.But sadly, although the leaked tax forms did show that Trump is not a very good businessman.President Trump wrote off more than $100 million in business losses to reduce his federal taxes in ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Incredibly Shrinking President

As you probably know, Donald Trump has been trying to keep a very low profile ever since he sent out these deranged early morning tweets just over a week ago. He has turned into the Incredibly Shrinking President, no doubt hoping that Americans will forget all about those tweets, and not question his sanity.But now he's ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Incredibly Shrinking President

As you probably know, Donald Trump has been trying to keep a very low profile ever since he sent out these deranged early morning tweets just over a week ago. He has turned into the Incredibly Shrinking President, no doubt hoping that Americans will forget all about those tweets, and not question his sanity.But now he's ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Republican Revolt

Ever since he accused Barack Obama of tapping his phone, Donald Trump has been trying to behave himself.He has toned down his compulsive tweeting. He hasn't made any other outrageous statements. He's trying to reassure Americans, and the rest of the world, that he's not having a nervous breakdown. And that he can be trusted with ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Republican Revolt

Ever since he accused Barack Obama of tapping his phone, Donald Trump has been trying to behave himself.He has toned down his compulsive tweeting. He hasn't made any other outrageous statements. He's trying to reassure Americans, and the rest of the world, that he's not having a nervous breakdown. And that he can be trusted with ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Ticket To Hell

He hated Obamacare with a passion, if only because of its name. He ranted and raved about it during the campaign, he vowed to destroy it the moment he came to office.But now that he is president, and the Democrats are calling his Republican plan to replace it Trumpcare, he hates that name too.And it's getting more ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Ticket To Hell

He hated Obamacare with a passion, if only because of its name. He ranted and raved about it during the campaign, he vowed to destroy it the moment he came to office.But now that he is president, and the Democrats are calling his Republican plan to replace it Trumpcare, he hates that name too.And it's getting more ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Who’s sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom?

It used to be that if you donated enough to the American President’s political party, you could get an invite to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House. There is a possibility that is where President Trump is trying to sleep when in Washington. And Honest Abe is now haunting him. Why else ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Duncan Cameron writes that democratic socialism can produce a fair economy for everybody. And the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives puts the possibilities in concrete terms with its alternative federal budget. – Armine Yalnizyan argues that it’s long past time for a budget focused on gender equality. ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Duncan Cameron writes that democratic socialism can produce a fair economy for everybody. And the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives puts the possibilities in concrete terms with its alternative federal budget. – Armine Yalnizyan argues that it’s long past time for a budget focused on gender equality. ...