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Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From ThinkingManNeil

A frequent contributor of commentary, ThinkingManNeil, responding to my post earlier today, left an insightful and incisive analysis of Andrea Horwath. In order to provide wider readership than is usually the case with readers’ comments, I am presenting it as a separate entry. As well, at the end I am providing a link to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Guest Post From ThinkingManNeil

Politics and its Discontents: The Conservatives’ Contempt For Truth

If Canada feels different, it’s because it is. Under Harper, we have become strangers to ourselves, a foreign country run by an angry and hostile regime. The world has noticed, but is too preoccupied with its own problems to do anything more than fret.

The above is a brief excerpt from Christopher . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Conservatives’ Contempt For Truth

Politics and its Discontents: The Remaking of Canada in the Neo-Conservative Image

In the world of unfettered capitalism, everything has a price and nothing is sacred. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, the neocon knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing. I was reminded of that this morning as I read Christopher Hume’s latest column in the Star entitled The great public sell-off continues.

It begins, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Remaking of Canada in the Neo-Conservative Image

Politics and its Discontents: Christopher Hume’s Withering Assessment of Rob Ford and His Enablers

That Ford can still find five members of council willing to do his bidding, no matter how transparently shabby it may be, also speaks volumes about the sorry state of Toronto politics. The members of this odious quintet — TTC commissioners Norm Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frank Di Giorgio, Cesar Palacio and Vincent Crisanti — shame . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Christopher Hume’s Withering Assessment of Rob Ford and His Enablers