Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Criminal Katrina Moment

The pictures out of the stricken island of Puerto Rico are stunning and heartbreaking. And what you can't see is worse.Millions of desperate people without food and water, with no power, no fuel, no way to communicate with loved ones and friends, or the outside world.But for almost a week while people suffered and died, Donald Trump ...

Montreal Simon: Rush Limbaugh Changes His Mind About Hurricane Irma

The other day I told you how the grotesque RepubliCon blowhard Rush Limbaugh was refusing to take Hurricane Irma seriously.And how he was claiming it was just fake news. Well now with Irma closing in on his Palm Beach enclave, it seems that the lardy Limbaugh has changed his mind. Read more »

Politics and its Discontents: Simply Shameful

The other day I noted the difference between Canadian and American coverage of natural disasters. Canadian news does not shy away from references to, and analyses of, climate change, while American news, doubtlessly due to corporate decree, treats it as a theoretical/ideological/political construct not to be mentioned. Apparently, not running afoul of the powers-that-be and ...

Montreal Simon: Rush Limbaugh Says Hurricane Irma Is Fake News

It's a monster hurricane, roaring out of the Atlantic Ocean and into the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, battered the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, leaving severe damage in its wake as it barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.A monster so big it has left ...