A Different Point of View....: Will Harper protect Canadian secrets at "the Donald Trump” of law firms?

Former Conservative Prime Minister  Stephen Harper apparently isn’t satisfied with having destroyed a lot of wonderful and important things in Canada. Now he has signed on with Dentons, the world’s largest elite law firm, to spread his dark viewpoints around the globe. Dentons proudly announced Monday that Harper – who does not have a legal degree ...

A Different Point of View....: Will Harper protect Canadian secrets at "the Donald Trump” of law firms?

Former Conservative Prime Minister  Stephen Harper apparently isn’t satisfied with having destroyed a lot of wonderful and important things in Canada. Now he has signed on with Dentons, the world’s largest elite law firm, to spread his dark viewpoints around the globe. Dentons proudly announced Monday that Harper – who does not have a legal degree ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Beware of Those Bearing Pledges. They Might Just Have to Honour Them

Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.  Sophocles Pledges are nothing new for politicians.  Some are broad in scope, like FDR’s pledge to a New Deal for Americans, or President Obama’s pledge to not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. In 1994, Newt Gingrich’s ...

Eclectic Lip: Norquist knee-capped by Koch-backed “Shift Disturbers”

Well, it looks like Grover Norquist’s support for a carbon tax shift last Monday (Nov 12) lasted as long as a mayfly.  By the time Tuesday (Nov 13) rolled around, he was back to opposing it, and likening government to a tapeworm. I suppose it’s a brave thing to say, considering that the highly-trained, armed ...

DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: Part 1 – What’s At Stake

vote-smart-button.jpg Environmental and energy issues became one of the central issues of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. While the economy itself took center stage, energy issues were right behind it, being pushed by the insufferable chant of “Drill baby drill.” In the four years that have followed, the U.S. has seen a boom in hydraulic ...

LeDaro: Evolution and Republican Nomination Race

There is a serious misconception that Democrats believe in evolution and Republicans don’t. Republicans not only believe in evolution but that they practice it plentifully. You have to look at the current race for the Republican Presidential nomination race and you will understand what I mean. They understand and practice to the hilt the principle ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The importance of fundamentals for a stable nomination race

For any analyst, covering this GOP Presidential Nominee race is a humbling experience. Almost everybody – myself included – has made bad predictions. It has been so wildly unpredictable and erratic experiencing swings up and down in the polls for almost every candidate. While the eventual winner, Mitt Romney, has long been relatively clear, exactly how ...

DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point

4+dollar+gas.jpg Since at least last summer, conservatives have been parroting the oil industry talking point that President Obama is somehow the one responsible for the spike in gasoline and oil prices. As we have pointed out, they base this on their assertion that the President has been “hostile” towards the dirty energy industry by prohibiting ...

From Orangutan: Dear Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich,

Your tone is more convincing than your words.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Newt-a-Mania!

I guess winning the Georgia primary in tonight’s discount version of “Super Tuesday” may help Newt stay puft for a while longer in the race to be the standard bearer of ignorant, batshit-crazy white people across America, but what is up with the poor lad forced to hold a sign reading “Newt-a-Mania”? Should be interesting ...

From Orangutan: Dear Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich,

If you were my father, I’d be very ashamed.

gay persons of character: Catholic Priests, not Obama Administration, assaulting Catholics

As American Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, continues to decry the Obama administration for its so-called assault on the Catholic Church, the fact of the matter is that Catholic priests, not the secular left, are the ones assaulting (literally) Catholics in America. For the facts, check out the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States to ...

gay persons of character: Catholic Priests, not Obama Administration, assaulting Catholics

As American Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, continues to decry the Obama administration for its so-called assault on the Catholic Church, the fact of the matter is that Catholic priests, not the secular left, are the ones assaulting (literally) Catholics in America. For the facts, check out the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States to ...

gay persons of character: Catholic Priests, not Obama Administration, assaulting Catholics

As American Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, continues to decry the Obama administration for its so-called assault on the Catholic Church, the fact of the matter is that Catholic priests, not the secular left, are the ones assaulting (literally) Catholics in America. For the facts, check out the Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States to ...

Progressive Proselytizing: How the GOP candidates choose who to attack

Ron Paul: There has been a lot of buzz recently about the fact that Ron Paul, while viscously attacking his other opponents, seems to give Ron Paul a free pass. And vice versa. ThinkProgress has a count which shows that Ron Paul has, despite 20 debates and 39 attacks on other candidates, has not once attacked ...

LeDaro: GOP Debates and the State of the Republican Party

I admit, I am a political junkie. I enjoy following elections and rarely miss any national level debates whether Canadian or American. Watching the GOP presidential debate on February 22nd in Arizona, I have to say, this is the worse group of candidates any political party has ever put forward – Ron Paul the physician ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Iran and the CNN Arizona GOP Presidential Debate

CNN Arizona GOP Debate As it often has been in the past, Iran was the principle foreign policy topic discussed in what may well be the last GOP Presidential Debate that we have to suffer through. If it is possible, the hyperbolic, warmongering rhetoric reached a new low. Additional debate comments outside of the Iran ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Newt Will Destroy Alberta’s Economy

Desperate Republican no-hoper Newt Gingrich is currently promising that, if elected, he will reduce the price of gasoline to $2 per gallon. Maybe a terrific prospect for gas-guzzling American consumers feeling the pinch of rising oil prices, but not one without consequences… To realize the promise of $2 per gallon gasoline would require a per ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Rick Santorum signals the declining relevance of the Tea Party

Rick Santorum’s recent rise to the number one contender spot versus perennial front-runner Mitt Romney has frequently been described as simply being the last in line of a long list of not-Romney flavor of the months. As in, there is nothing particularly special or meaningful in his recent and likely transient rise. However, this fits ...

Trashy's World: Cousin in Tennessee…

… apparently shares the political satire genes with her northern kin! Good one! Gotta meet these relatives one day! I think it would be a blast! Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: When is the Price of a Politician Too High?

Since Citizens United paved the way for the wealthy to buy U.S. political candidates outright, there is more for Americans to worry about than losing their democracy, though that is certainly a blow to a once democratic country. The people with all of this money expect something in return and in the case of Newt Gingrich, ...

Impolitical: You’re doing it wrong

Newt makes another appeal today on Keystone: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke directly to Canadians at a campaign stop in Tampa Monday, vowing to kick-start the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in the Oval Office. “I want to promise Canadians on the very first day I will sign an executive order authorizing ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: So Who Would You Like to Send to the Moon?

Newt Gingrich frightened even Republicans this week with his plans to develop a colony on the moon by 2020.  He had obviously given this a lot of thought, because he indicated that the colony would consist of 13,000 people and would be named the 51st state. What he didn’t say was how he would choose ...

The Sixth Estate: Newt Gingrich is a Visionary

Well, not really. Actually Newt Gingrich is a corrupt, overly ambitious, unexpectedly arrogant candidate. The fact that he is still seriously in the running for the Republican ticket is evidence of how pathetic a spectacle American corporatist politics has become. But I cannot stress how much more pathethic has been the public response to Newt’s ...

“What kind of man would mislead, distort and deceive just to win an election?”

“This man would: Newt Gingrich.” That, from a new ad about to hit the US from Newt Gingrich (except the last NG bit, it actually says, ‘Mitt Romney’) attacking frontrunner Mitt Romney. Which begs the question: does Gingrich have even the remotest sense of self awareness or shame? The ethically-challenged, disgraced former Speaker could be ...