A. Picazo: Colin Powell’s Lesson For Republicans

This column ran in The National Post on August 11, 2016. Sixteen days before the 2008 presidential election, George W. Bush’s former secretary of state, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to reveal his much-coveted endorsement. Powell felt Barack Obama and John McCain were equally fit for office, both distinguished, patriotic ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The DNC Superdelegates Can Fix Party Corruption This Week

In case you missed it, Clinton and the DNC are corrupt, and have been for a long time. They and their media partners have worked hard to keep Bernie Sanders from becoming the Democratic nominee for president. And still, he almost won in the primaries and caucuses. What could he have accomplished if the DNC ...

Drive-by Planet: Democratic Party platform and the dismal record on civil liberties

The Republican Tampa outing was like an outsized town hall meeting compared to the Democrats’ mega-convention in Charlotte. The DNC audience was like a sea with no horizon… a microcosm of America. Speech after barn burner speech electrified the audience with high minded talk of values, calls to action and chants of “four more years.” ...

Trashy's World: The American Convention thing..,

…makes me wonder. This whole “testamental” parade to the podium… not at all something we see very much of in The Great White… at least not to the über degree that we saw at the RNC or the DNC. How would it look here? What luminaries would extol the virtues of, say, Justin Trudeau? Stephen ...

Trashy's World: OK

Oh. C’mon! The Democrats just had a beer making brewer dude endorsing Obama! How cool is that? Who endorsed Harper? NICKLEBACK! Argghh! (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Insights

Ah. My 8 year old has joined me in watching the DNC. And she’s asking intelligent questions. Yup. A chip off her mom and dad’s block. Right now, a retired General is talking about the need for respect for vets. Harper should listen to this stuff. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Cowichan Conversations: Michelle Obama Gives The Best First Lady Speech Ever

First Lady Michelle Obama electrified DNC The upbeat Democratic National Convention offered Americans a stark contrast and approach compared to the RNC Convention last week. It has been a longtime since such a positive political event has been front row and centre but last nights tributes to President Obama were moving, inspiring, and as my ...