Alberta Politics: What you should worry about when you worry about President Trump – hint: not where Ivanka sits!

PHOTOS: The controversial photo of Mr. Donald, Ivanka Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto … Wait! That’s Joe Trudeau! Below: U.S. Presidents whose “First Ladies” weren’t necessarily their wives, for one reason or another … Thomas Jefferson, who predated the whole First Lady phenomenon; Martin van Buren, a widower; Grover Cleveland, who married while he was ...

LeDaro: Monica Lewinsky speaks out

She will vote for Donald Trump. Her reasoning is legitimate.:)

Alberta Politics: Where’s Pat Paulsen, now that America needs him? And why didn’t Jason Kenney phone Brian Jean?

PHOTOS: Pat Paulsen and Bobby Kennedy. Below: Mr. Paulsen in 1970 … and in focus, putative PC leadership candidate Sandra Jansen and Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean. Where’s Pat Paulsen, now that America needs him? Or, to put this another way, seeing as Mr. Paulsen permanently departed this vale of political tears back in 1997, ...

Montreal Simon: Bernie Sanders and the Attack of the Millionaires

With Bernie Sanders seemingly headed for a decisive victory in tomorrow's New Hampshire primary, it seems that the Millionaire's Club is starting to feel the heat, or the Bern.For first there was Rex Murphy on the National, denouncing Sanders for his class politics, and suggesting he's a communist.Even though that tool of Big Oil is ...

Alberta Politics: Guest Post by Mimi Williams: When the NDP abandoned its socialist principles, it abandoned its chance of winning

PHOTOS: Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair – whatever was he thinking? Below: Guest Post author Mimi Williams; Jeremy Corbyn, new leader of Britain’s Labour Party. Many New Democrats were shocked and dismayed at the outcome of Monday’s federal election, despite their relief that Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party government were gone at last. Long-time ...

Cowichan Conversations: Opposites Attract: The New Conservative Love Affair With Canada

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Canada and the US share the world’s longest undefended border, speak the same language approximately, and as is engraved on the ‘Peace Arch’ in Blaine Washington we are ‘Children of a Common Mother’. We have a great deal in common and yet there are social and cultural differences that remind us that ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Clearly Liberalism is Not Dead Though Conservatism May be On Life Support

When Stephen Harper was with the Reformers, promoting an American style conservative movement, he mocked Canada’s historic Conservative Party, because they boasted to be descended from Sir John A. MacDonald. “So what!” he said. Recently the Harper government conducted a poll to determine the top ten Canadians who inspired us. From top to bottom: 1. ...

LeDaro: Bono does the impersonation of Bill Clinton and Bill Clinton returns the favour

I actually saw it on Fareed Zakaria’s program GPS last Sunday -Zakaria was interviewing Bono of U-2 lead singer about his humanitarian work in Africa. Also Bill Clinton is involved in a similar work in Africa. It is hilarious. So I found a YouTube video of both impersonating each other.They are pretty good.:) Enjoy!

Alberta Diary: Ill wind blows no good for Alberta PCs: caucus member arrested on U.S. prostitution rap

Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen and Alberta Premier Alison Redford in happier times (Edmonton Sun Photo). Below: Mr. Allen’s Minnesota police mug shot; the former Wildrose MLA for the riding, Guy Boutilier. The sordid arrest in St. Paul, Minn., of the Hon. Member for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo puts the government of Premier Alison Redford ...

Alberta Diary: Schadenfreude, evidence and politics: a half-hearted defence of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he might have appeared in ancient Rome, whence comes the idea that in politics public figures and their associates must be above suspicion. Below: The real Rob Ford; Caesar’s wife. Schadenfreude is all very well, but this whole Rob Ford video scandal has me feeling just the tiniest bit hinky. ...

Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

A month ago I asked readers What is the most misunderstood idea of all time? My next big (slightly morbid) question is Whose death would stun the Western World? A few years ago when Michael Jackson unexpectedly died, it felt like the world sort of skipped a few beats. I was in South Korea at ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Progressives need a crash course in basic electoral math, writes MLA.

TweetBy Kent Hehr Like many progressives, I watched the Calgary Centre by-election with great interest. Although I was hopeful that one of three outstanding candidates who represented the center/center-left side of the spectrum would win, Joan Crockett’s victory for the federal Conservatives was not surprising. Like Bill Clinton said at the Democratic National Convention describing ...

LeDaro: Monica Lewinsky is writting a tell-all book

She will get $12 million for it. What are Republicans up to? I thought Obama was running for president and not Bill Clinton. Maybe they don’t like Clinton’s ads supporting Obama and wish to discredit him. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on the importance of substance over spin in politics – and the counterproductive effect of dedicating a party’s resources to the opposite effect. For further reading…– As I’ve previously noted, the observations of Allan Gregg and Winslow Wheeler are here and here respectively.– Joe Klein discussed the impact of Bill Clinton’s DNC speech.– pogge ...

LeDaro: Bill Clinton: He did not have sex with these women

Old Willy is at it again! Bill Clinton’s picture with Porn Stars.

LeDaro: Bill Clinton on Presidency

Impersonated by Steve Bridge.

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Too many non-union managers, not union members, drive up Alberta government costs

A typical Alberta civil servant, who apparently can’t be trusted to work alone, helps his manager doff his coat. Actual unionized Alberta public employees may not be exactly as illustrated, but the manager is probably depicted pretty accurately. Below: Management gurus Tom Peters and Peter Drucker. Did you know that last year there was one ...

350 or bust: Clinton: Climate Deniers Make U.S. Look Like a Joke

Via Think Progress, Bill Clinton, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, blasting the Republican Party for supporting denial of climate science: “The best thing you could do is make it politically unacceptable to engage in denial,” Clinton told a questioner about what Americans can do to fight climate change. “We look like a ...

RedBedHead: Ross Perot, the Tea Party: Why Are Third Party Politics In the US So Crazy?

As radical as they think that they are, the Tea Party follows a pattern of attempts to create a third party in the US political duopoly – which, let’s face it, is a one party state with two factions. The constant pressure to put aside “partisan” politics in the interest of the country has meant ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Stephen Harper’s Senate ‘reform’ scheme has nothing to do with democracy

Tim Uppal with your blogger, discussing something other than abolishing the Senate, about which we’re just going to have to agree to disagree. Below: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s bill to “democratize” the Canadian Senate has very little to do with democracy. Rather the opposite, in fact. In this time before the ...

bastard.logic: Obama’s Citizenship & Race: Separated at Birth?

It never ceases to amaze me how eager some white liberals are to divorce race from political analysis when it comes to Obama. Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler (who seems to have settled nicely into his blogospheric role as the curmudgeonly Luddite uncle who refuses to replace his black and white TV with a ...

bastard.logic: Slacktastic Placeholder Post

by matttbastard Busy busy busy lately, kids (and by ‘busy busy busy’ I mean ‘lazy lazy lazy’, as my always-obsessive Twitter output will attest — 140 characters is a lot less daunting than 140 words, sadly). But we can’t enter into the last year of the first decade of the new millennium without a new ...