Politics and its Discontents: Some Things Just Can’t Be Fixed

And that would appear to include the political career of Republican Michigan Governor Rick Synder. In an effort to staunch the political bleeding over the fact that the state did nothing while Flint residents were drinking toxic water, Snyder has released a flurry of emails, some heavily redacted, that show the contempt and disdain with ...

Politics and its Discontents: Send In The Clowns

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Politics and its Discontents: Meanwhile, Beyond Our Borders

The world of U.S. politics is proving to be consistent in its insanity. Watch the following video in which Republican hopeful Ben Carson says, at about the 3:20 mark, what he would use the Department of Education for: Can a holographic resurrection of Joseph McCarthy be far behind? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Good News For Those Who Believe Stephen Harper Is Good For Canada

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Politics and its Discontents: The Fraser Institute (A.K.A., The Pinocchio Gambit)

It is to be hoped that no one was near the proboscis of Jason Clemens, Executive Vice President of the right-wing Fraser Institute, when he told this tall tale to Steve Paikin recently on TVO’s The Agenda: For a parsing of Clemons’ concoctions, please click here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Charities And Political Activities

I am not a lawyer, but I post the following information for those who are, and for those deeply offended by the Harper government’s ongoing attacks on non-profits that dare question the regime’s wisdom while giving a free ride to right-wing entities whose ideology matches that of our overlords. Here is the CRA policy statement ...

Politics and its Discontents: They Said What?

Funny how right-wing non-profits with charitable status can be political whenever they want with no fear of tax audits, whereas those with progressive credentials are singled out repeatedly by the Harper regime for special attention from the CRA. Take as an example The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a right-wing entity that is calling on ...

Politics and its Discontents: It Seems That Bill O’Reilly Got A Few Things Wrong About Jesus

At least according to scholar Resa Aslan: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: No Surprises Here: The Fraser Institute Shows Its Biased Incompetence

Of course, right-wing groups like the Fraser Institute never let facts and data get in the way of a rabid ideology: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Warning! Pay No Attention To This Seditious Suggestion

A CRA Audit-Free Zone Okay boys and girls. Please resist the impulse to manipulate the Fraser Institute’s data. Really, don’t do it. I mean it. There will be consequences. 😉 Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Climate Change: Bill Nye Uses Science, The Right Wing Relies On Ideology

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Politics and its Discontents: That Didn’t Take Long

Bob ‘Mad Dog’ Runciman has a solution for those pesky protestors who dare embarrass the Prime Minister. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Letter We Should Widely Share

Although he likely doesn’t articulate anything that progressive bloggers don’t already know, Star letter-writer Paul Kahnert of Markham neatly and succinctly addresses the real design behind tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. It deserves to be shared widely with those who may not be fully aware of some essential facts. Have we had enough? ...

Politics and its Discontents: So Much For Academic Freedom

You only have to watch the first two minutes of this video to see the unhealthy and evil influence of the Koch brothers. The video also helps demonstrate why I love Rachel Maddow. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: I Think We Saw This Coming

Given the severity of this winter season, it was only a matter of time before the usual right-wing blowhards weighed in with their ‘wisdom.’ Led by Donald Trump, they are all reassuring us that the cold, wind, and snow many of us are contending with definitively prove climate change to be a hoax. Here is ...

Politics and its Discontents: Towards Greater Clarity Of Language

A little something from the conservative lexicon: H/t I don’t like what Stephen Harper is doing to Canada Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Charlie Angus Sings ‘The Reactionary Blues’

Kind of catchy, and makes for a great singalong, don’t you think? They’re melting down the ice caps And raising up the trolls.Putting shutters on the windows And burning all the notes.The climate bell is ringingBut they’ve turned it back to snooze. I’m here a-singing the reactionary blues.There’s a war you never heard ofBetter join ...

Politics and its Discontents: Canada, Doesn’t This Sound Familiar?

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The Canadian Progressive: “Common Causes” launches with actions in 25 Canadian cities, support for Idle No More

New social movement assembly launches to take on the Harper agenda by Council of Canadians | Jan. 28, 2013: OTTAWA – Community actions are being held in 25 cities across Canada today to step up the opposition to Stephen Harper’s agenda. Community members will gather as part of the launch of Common Causes, a new collaboration of Canadians to defend ...