Montreal Simon: The Week Donald Trump Set The White House On Fire

As the conservative author and broadcaster Charlie Sykes said, it was the week when President Pyromaniac set the White House on fire. His worst week ever. In five torrid days, the US president alienated conservatives by savaging his own attorney general; earned a rebuke from the Pentagon over a rushed ban on transgender troops; watched impotently as the ...

Alberta Politics: Big Tobacco will be pleased as Derek Fildebrandt’s ‘liberty’ video assails restrictions on flavoured cigarettes

PHOTOS: Young smokers, circa 1910. Below: A screenshot of Wildrose Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt’s social media video, Mr. Fildebrandt himself, former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose marijuana-legalization strategy Mr. Fildebrandt appears to endorse. Wildrose Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt is continuing his party’s tradition of supporting Big Tobacco’s right to ...

Northern Reflections: They’ve Been Asleep

  The Senate version of Trumpcare is nasty and cruel. It can’t be called anything else. Then why, Paul Krugman asks, do the Republicans persist on pushing it? The answer, he writes, goes all the way back to Ronald Reagan: One way to understand this ugly health plan is that Republicans, through their political opportunism ...

Northern Reflections: Millions Of Americans Are Cheering

The American Senate’s version of Trumpcare is as nasty piece of work. And Republicans are doing everything they can to keep their fellow citizens in the dark. Robert Reich writes: America’s wealthiest taxpayers (earning more than $200,000 a year, $250,000 for couples) would get a tax cut totaling $346bn over 10 years, representing what they ...

Northern Reflections: Perhaps They’re Right

The Republican Party has dropped all its pretences. With Donald Trump in the White House, they no longer have to pretend that their mission is to protect the little guy. Their mission is to advance the interests of the wealthy. The health care bill that the Senate released yesterday offers incontrovertible proof of that. Paul ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the 2020 Nightmare

Donald Trump has only been in office for five months, but to me and I'm sure many others all over the world it seems longer than that. Much longer.So you can imagine how I felt when I heard that the orange oaf is already making plans to occupy the Oval Office for a full EIGHT years.And ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Trumpcare Bill That Will Destroy Him

The front page of the New York Daily News sums up the situation well. Donald Trump grins moments after the House of Representatives had passed his Trumpcare bill.While his Republicans prepared to party… Even though the bill would take health insurance away from at least 24 million Americans.And condemn many of the poorest and the most ...

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: 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 »

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 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 ...