Alberta Politics: What you should worry about when you worry about President Trump – hint: not where Ivanka sits!

PHOTOS: The controversial photo of Mr. Donald, Ivanka Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto … Wait! That’s Joe Trudeau! Below: U.S. Presidents whose “First Ladies” weren’t necessarily their wives, for one reason or another … Thomas Jefferson, who predated the whole First Lady phenomenon; Martin van Buren, a widower; Grover Cleveland, who married while he was ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: We needed to hug Trump’s ‘Deplorables.’

In the heat of last fall’s U.S. election, Hillary Clinton foolishly claimed that half of Donald Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables.” These were the obvious Trump supporters who were vocally responding to his speeches that pandered to racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic or Islamophobic mind sets. Instead of offering our hand to these ...

Alberta Politics: Deep irony in the deep state: Some thoughts about those post-Christmas American ‘spy’ expulsions

PHOTOS: A couple of Russian “intelligence operatives” pensively contemplate the news they’re about to be kicked out of the United States for acting like journalists. Actual GRU deep cover agents may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Russian President Vladimir Putin disguised as well-known journalist Clark Kent; U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in a characteristic pose; ...

Alberta Politics: Canada’s Conservatives have taken their greatest strength and bulldozed it to the ground: this will not end well for them

PHOTOS: Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidates Kellie Leitch, Chris Alexander and Brad Trost get ready for their next debate on how best to Make Canada Great Again. Actual CPC leadership candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Former Alberta Progressive Conservative premier Ed Stelmach, Alberta PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney, and Liberal Prime ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Basket of Deplorables

I'm sure you all remember the day Hillary Clinton called some of Donald Trump's supporters a "basket of deplorables"And I'm sure you remember how Trump howled with outrage, and managed to turn Clinton's comment into a rallying cry.So I'm glad to see that Trump now admits that Clinton was right, and that some of his followers did ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Desperate Need To Be Loved

Donald Trump spent every day of his long campaign for the presidency demonizing Hillary Clinton and calling her a criminal.He vowed that one of his first acts if he was elected would be to appoint a special prosecutor to go after her and jail her.While his rabid supporters chanted "lock her up, lock her up."But ...

Song of the Watermelon: The Travesty of the Electoral College

Of the myriad outrages that define last week’s United States presidential election — namely, the elevation of scandal over policy, of demagoguery over competence, of unabashed sexism and racism and conspiratorial paranoia over reasoned debate — perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the one ...

Alberta Politics: Don’t laugh or scream, but Jason Kenney is the Hillary Clinton of Alberta politics

PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton, grim faced, gives her concession speech on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Below: Jason Kenney, who, it is predicted here, will in future be seen as the Hillary Clinton of Alberta; Sandra Jansen and Donna Kennedy-Glans, the two women who dropped out of the Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership race. Jason Kenney is the ...

Alberta Politics: More Bernard-trutherism: An update on Alberta’s (now ex) Roughneck

PHOTOS: Bernard the (now-ex) Roughneck enjoys some of the acclaim that goes with his newfound prominence here in Wild Rose Country. Photo grabbed from Facebook. Below: Neal Hancock as Bernard during his Parliamentary Press conference two months ago. Below that: A screenshot of Interim Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose at her Edmonton news conference on Thursday. ...

Cowichan Conversations: The Democrats Turned Their Backs On Their Traditional Base-Many Of Whom Voted for Trump.

The numbness is beginning to wear off following the strangest election campaign in modern history. I do not choose to write off all Trump voters as misogynists, racists, and the like. Sure there were some, Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that we did not win this election” [VIDEO]

Addressing Americans for the first time since her defeat to Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton said she hoped Trump “will be a successful president for all Americans.” The post Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that we did not win this election” [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Commentary: The unbearable smugness of the press.

  Will Rahn is a political correspondent and managing director, politics, for CBS News Digital.       The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so. It shouldn’t come as Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Our Deficient Democracy Needs An Overhaul

The US election should ring a bell, a very big bell. Voters stayed at home in droves and they did because the tired old two party charade did not speak to them or for them. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: John Pilger: ‘The truth is… there was no one to vote for’

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Alberta Politics: If Alberta PCs can’t ensure basic rules around inclusivity and harassment, they’re not fit to govern: Rachel Notley

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley at yesterday afternoon’s press conference in the Legislature media room. Below: U.S. President Elect Donald Trump and his unsuccessful Democratic Party challenger, Hillary Clinton (Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr). When a few journalists showed up in the Legislature’s media room yesterday afternoon for Rachel Notley’s news conference, called to offer ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How did 59 million Americans come to support a loud-mouthed boor?

There will be plenty of analysis in the coming weeks about the results of the United States Presidential election focusing on how Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. As many people around the world will have done today, I have spent many distracted hours… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Progressive: Julian Assange Statement on the US Presidential Election

In this statement issued on the eve of 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Julian Assange defends WikiLeaks’ publication of the DNC Leaks and the Clinton political campaign and Foundation email leaks (Podesta Emails). “The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks,” says Assange. The post Julian Assange Statement on the ...

Montreal Simon: The U.S. Election: Between the Light and the Darkness

As I wrote in my last post, the Day of Judgement has finally arrived. The day when our neighbours decide what kind of country they want to live in. The United States of America, or Trumpland. And we must worry whether the flickering light of Hillary Clinton will prevail over the monstrous darkness of Donald ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Watch the US Presidential Election results on the big screen at the Garneau Theatre

Still deciding where to watch the results of the United States Presidential election roll in tomorrow night? If you are in Edmonton, come over the the Garneau Theatre and watch the future of democracy unfold on a the big screen!… Continue Reading →

LeDaro: U.S. Presidential elections

This one really sums it all up beautifully…

LeDaro: U.S. Presidential elections

This one really sums it all up beautifully…

Montreal Simon: James Comey and the E-Mail Scandal That Never Was

Until the U.S. election FBI director James Comey had a fairly decent reputation, as a Republican who claimed he had no time for partisan politics.But then in July when he cleared Hillary Clinton of criminal charges in her e-mail investigation, he chastised her publicly for being "reckless" when he should have kept his mouth shut.And ...

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, James Comey and the FBI Coup D’Etat

If Hillary Clinton loses the election to Donald Trump, it will be largely due to the FBI director James Comey's decision to inform Congress that another batch of Clinton's e-mails had been found in the laptop of the sexting pervert Anthony Wiener.Even though Comey had no idea what was in them, and according to long ...

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton and the Republican War on Women

When I watched Hillary Clinton campaigning yesterday, I was impressed by the angry defiant look on her face. And by the fact that she's still standing. For it has been a brutal week.She has been stabbed not once but twice in the back by the FBI.  A rise in Obamacare premiums has given Donald Trump another weapon ...

Montreal Simon: Why the FBI’s E-Mail Scandal Won’t Make Trump President

OK. Now it really is a horror show, and a living nightmare, just as I predicted.With only ten days to go before the American election, and Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton.Clinton gets mugged by the FBI, dragged into another episode of her never ending e-mail scandal.And yes, it doesn't get any worse than this…Read more »