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Politics and its Discontents: I Come Not To Praise Flaherty

I have thus far avoided writing about Jim Flaherty’s passing for a very simple reason; it is difficult, if not impossible to keep separate his family’s personal loss with the man’s record as a politician. Yet two pieces I read in yesterday’s Star convinced me otherwise, and they allow me to offer my own . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: I Come Not To Praise Flaherty

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading.

– Jim Coyle wonders whether or democracy is in decline, and cites as evidence the utter disconnect between the primary functions of elected representatives and the way politics are covered in the media: (R)eal influence and authority has left the precincts — drifting inexorably over recent decades into . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links