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Alberta Politics: Alberta NDP defies voters by continuing to govern as if it won the election that put it in power: political scientist

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, running the province as if she had a majority government! What next? Below: University of Calgary political scientist and Calgary Herald columnist Barry Cooper, Broadbent Institute Director Rick Smith and Wildrose… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Alberta NDP defies voters by continuing to govern as if it won the election that put it in power: political scientist

Susan on the Soapbox: 5-5-15: Small “c” Conservatives Exposed

On May 5, 2015, NDP leader Rachel Notley brought the Progressive Conservative dynasty to its knees.

Many Albertans, including Ms Soapbox, are over the moon. Others who voted for one of the two conservative parties are wandering around like Li’l Abner’s Joe Btfsplk.

The small “c” conservative brain trust, with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: 5-5-15: Small “c” Conservatives Exposed

Alberta Diary: Don’t let any ‘celebrities’ tell you different, we’ve got friends of science here in Alberta

Don’t worry: you have absolutely nothing to do with the apocalypse. You might as well mine more bitumen while you wait for it. Below: Barry Cooper; another version of the Friends of Science billboard; yet another great billboard supporting democracy and the people. Billboard photos found on the Internet.

Alberta’s “Friends of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Don’t let any ‘celebrities’ tell you different, we’ve got friends of science here in Alberta

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Who is driving the conservative agenda in Canada?

TweetIn America’s Forbes Magazine this week, Alejandro Chafuen praised the leadership of the conservative policy think-tanks that helped set the stage for the election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative majority government in 2011 and the success of conservative politicians across the country. This apparatus of conservative special interest groups, think-tanks and news media has . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Who is driving the conservative agenda in Canada?

Alberta Diary: Tom Flanagan, neoconservative spiritual leader, consigned to utter darkness

Conservative icon Tom Flanagan’s defining moment. Below: Dr. Flanagan in happier times; the six signatories of the Alberta separatist Firewall Manifesto; Richard Nixon saying goodbye during his 1952 Checkers speech. Unlike Dr. Flanagan’s likely career trajectory, Mr. Nixon came back.

Who could have predicted that yesterday would be the pope’s last . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Tom Flanagan, neoconservative spiritual leader, consigned to utter darkness

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Not Everyone Can Graduate from the Charles Koch Institute

Ezra Levant, above, when he was running for the Canadian Alliance Party.  After a heated battle, he stepped aside so that Stephen Harper could run in a safe riding, after being voted head of the Alliance Party.

Close confidant of Jason Kenney and Stockwell Day (coined the term “Stockaholic”) Levant is now a personality on . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Not Everyone Can Graduate from the Charles Koch Institute