Politics and its Discontents: For The Regime In Ottawa So Convinced Of Its Competence….

A few reminders that the truth is otherwise from our friends at Canadians Rallying To Unseat Harper Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Heather Mallick On Alberta and Tory Hysteria

Given its abundance of tar, I’m betting that some Harperites, along with a generous helping of Albertans (often one and the same) would like to apply a liberal dose of bitumen and feathers to columnist Heather Mallick in light of her column today. Entitled Calgary byelection should rise above old quarrels, her piece skewers the ...

Politics and its Discontents: If You Say It Enough Times …

Recently I have been writing about the vital role critical thinking plays in a healthy democracy; this morning, after reading the letters section of The Star, I couldn’t help but think about one of the oldest and most frequently-used techniques to inhibit that process: repetition. Repetition , a strategy frequently accompanied by displays of demagoguery ...