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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Desperate Need To Be Loved

Donald Trump spent every day of his long campaign for the presidency demonizing Hillary Clinton and calling her a criminal.He vowed that one of his first acts if he was elected would be to appoint a special prosecutor to go after her and jail her.While his rabid supporters chanted "lock her up, lock her . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Desperate Need To Be Loved

Song of the Watermelon: The Travesty of the Electoral College

Of the myriad outrages that define last week’s United States presidential election — namely, the elevation of scandal over policy, of demagoguery over competence, of unabashed sexism and racism and conspiratorial paranoia over reasoned debate — perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: The Travesty of the Electoral College

Alberta Politics: Don’t laugh or scream, but Jason Kenney is the Hillary Clinton of Alberta politics

PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton, grim faced, gives her concession speech on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Below: Jason Kenney, who, it is predicted here, will in future be seen as the Hillary Clinton of Alberta; Sandra Jansen and Donna Kennedy-Glans, the two women who dropped out of the Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership race. Jason Kenney is the . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Don’t laugh or scream, but Jason Kenney is the Hillary Clinton of Alberta politics

Alberta Politics: More Bernard-trutherism: An update on Alberta’s (now ex) Roughneck

PHOTOS: Bernard the (now-ex) Roughneck enjoys some of the acclaim that goes with his newfound prominence here in Wild Rose Country. Photo grabbed from Facebook. Below: Neal Hancock as Bernard during his Parliamentary Press conference two months ago. Below that: A screenshot of Interim Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose at her Edmonton news conference on Thursday. . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: More Bernard-trutherism: An update on Alberta’s (now ex) Roughneck

Cowichan Conversations: The Democrats Turned Their Backs On Their Traditional Base-Many Of Whom Voted for Trump.

The numbness is beginning to wear off following the strangest election campaign in modern history. I do not choose to write off all Trump voters as misogynists, racists, and the like.

Sure there were some,

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The Canadian Progressive: Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that we did not win this election” [VIDEO]

Addressing Americans for the first time since her defeat to Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton said she hoped Trump “will be a successful president for all Americans.”

The post Hillary Clinton: “I’m sorry that we did not win this election” [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Cowichan Conversations: Commentary: The unbearable smugness of the press.

 

Will Rahn is a political correspondent and managing director, politics, for CBS News Digital.

 

 

 

The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so.

It shouldn’t come as

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Cowichan Conversations: Our Deficient Democracy Needs An Overhaul

The US election should ring a bell, a very big bell. Voters stayed at home in droves and they did because the tired old two party charade did not speak to them or for them.

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Cowichan Conversations: John Pilger: ‘The truth is… there was no one to vote for’

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Alberta Politics: If Alberta PCs can’t ensure basic rules around inclusivity and harassment, they’re not fit to govern: Rachel Notley

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley at yesterday afternoon’s press conference in the Legislature media room. Below: U.S. President Elect Donald Trump and his unsuccessful Democratic Party challenger, Hillary Clinton (Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr). When a few journalists showed up in the Legislature’s media room yesterday afternoon for Rachel Notley’s news conference, called to offer . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If Alberta PCs can’t ensure basic rules around inclusivity and harassment, they’re not fit to govern: Rachel Notley

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How did 59 million Americans come to support a loud-mouthed boor?

There will be plenty of analysis in the coming weeks about the results of the United States Presidential election focusing on how Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. As many people around the world will have done today, I have spent many distracted hours… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Progressive: Julian Assange Statement on the US Presidential Election

In this statement issued on the eve of 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Julian Assange defends WikiLeaks’ publication of the DNC Leaks and the Clinton political campaign and Foundation email leaks (Podesta Emails). “The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks,” says Assange.

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Montreal Simon: The U.S. Election: Between the Light and the Darkness

As I wrote in my last post, the Day of Judgement has finally arrived. The day when our neighbours decide what kind of country they want to live in.

The United States of America, or Trumpland.

And we must worry whether the flickering light of Hillary Clinton will prevail over the monstrous darkness of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The U.S. Election: Between the Light and the Darkness

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Watch the US Presidential Election results on the big screen at the Garneau Theatre

Still deciding where to watch the results of the United States Presidential election roll in tomorrow night? If you are in Edmonton, come over the the Garneau Theatre and watch the future of democracy unfold on a the big screen!… Continue Reading →

LeDaro: U.S. Presidential elections

This one really sums it all up beautifully…

Montreal Simon: James Comey and the E-Mail Scandal That Never Was

Until the U.S. election FBI director James Comey had a fairly decent reputation, as a Republican who claimed he had no time for partisan politics.But then in July when he cleared Hillary Clinton of criminal charges in her e-mail investigation, he chastised her publicly for being "reckless" when he should have kept his mouth . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: James Comey and the E-Mail Scandal That Never Was

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, James Comey and the FBI Coup D’Etat

If Hillary Clinton loses the election to Donald Trump, it will be largely due to the FBI director James Comey's decision to inform Congress that another batch of Clinton's e-mails had been found in the laptop of the sexting pervert Anthony Wiener.Even though Comey had no idea what was in them, and according to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, James Comey and the FBI Coup D’Etat

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton and the Republican War on Women

When I watched Hillary Clinton campaigning yesterday, I was impressed by the angry defiant look on her face. And by the fact that she's still standing. For it has been a brutal week.She has been stabbed not once but twice in the back by the FBI.

A rise in Obamacare premiums has given . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton and the Republican War on Women

Montreal Simon: Why the FBI’s E-Mail Scandal Won’t Make Trump President

OK. Now it really is a horror show, and a living nightmare, just as I predicted.With only ten days to go before the American election, and Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton.Clinton gets mugged by the FBI, dragged into another episode of her never ending e-mail scandal.And yes, it doesn't get any worse . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why the FBI’s E-Mail Scandal Won’t Make Trump President

Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Revealed His Inner Demons

As we all know, it's sometimes hard to tell whether Donald Trump is an extreme narcissist, or a clinical psychopath, or a sexual predator, or a raging maniac.Or all of the above. But now we find out that on a rare occasion when Trump revealed his inner demons, they turned out to be more . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Day Donald Trump Revealed His Inner Demons

Montreal Simon: The Night Hillary Clinton Demolished Donald Trump

For a sickening moment during last night's debate, I thought Donald Trump was going to give Hillary Clinton a hard time, score some badly needed points.

And maybe even win the debate, after losing the two others.

For he started out looking reasonably under control, he wasn't sniffling or snuffling, and he was talking . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Night Hillary Clinton Demolished Donald Trump

Alberta Politics: Alberta right now: The state of the province, its parties, and its oil after 1 year without Stephen Harper

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses supporters for her “state of the province” speech in Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall yesterday. (Photo from the Premier of Alberta’s Flickr account.) Below: Would-be Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney and current Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean. It was so busy in political Alberta yesterday those folks who were . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Alberta right now: The state of the province, its parties, and its oil after 1 year without Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the WikiLeak’s E-Mails

They will face each other for the last time in Las Vegas tonight, and for Donald Trump it will be his last chance to try to stop Hilary Clinton from becoming the first female president of the United States.And burying him in a landslide. It’s now or never for Donald Trump.Trump now lags Hillary . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the WikiLeak’s E-Mails

Alberta Politics: Just say no to term limits! They’re fundamentally undemocratic and that’s why the right likes them

PHOTOS: Given the alternatives, most of the world would be delighted if this scene could be repeated, don’t you think? Probably most Americans would be too. Below: Four-time presidential winner Franklin D. Roosevelt and other presidents who contemplated third terms, but were thwarted for on reason or another, Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson and Grover . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Just say no to term limits! They’re fundamentally undemocratic and that’s why the right likes them

Montreal Simon: How Canadians Are Helping To Defeat Donald Trump

Judging by this sign, and what I've seen and heard in Montreal and Toronto, if Donald Trump ran for office in Canada, he'd get even less votes than the Cons, and just a few more than the Bloc Québécois.Most Canadians I've met are disgusted by that loathsome demagogue, and hate him almost as much . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: How Canadians Are Helping To Defeat Donald Trump