I’m feeling a bit stale these days in my blogging, and so would like to step back a little bit from daily posts. For those of you who do not have your own blog but like writing informed commentary, such as I often receive from some regular contributors… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: To All Would-Be Bloggers
Dan Tan offers this assessment of the CP’s reporting on recent polls about Thomas Mulcair’s economic comments: Harris-Decima recently asked a group of Canadians what they thought about Thomas Mulcair’s “dutch disease” warnings.
A majority of Canadians responded that they had never “heard about Mulcair’s comments”.
Of the minority who had heard of Mulcair’s comments, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Guest Post: On Standards of Fairness
Dan Tan weighs in on Thomas Mulcair’s principled position on Iran – which may come as a pleasant surprise to anybody concerned that he’d be more interested in appealing to the Very Serious People than thinking carefully about whether military intervention is justified: North American & European capitals are inundated with the squawks of chicken-hawks. . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Guest Post: Mulcair vs. the Chickenhawks
Last week, I pointed out Greg Lyle’s polling showing that the NDP’s brand of social democracy enjoys plenty of popular support as a primary value system for a party seeking to form government. But reader Dan Tan looked at the numbers in a bit more detail and with an eye toward consensus rather than mere . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Guest Post: The Progressive Consensus