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Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney’s sleazy campaign tactics explained: He’s rolling the dice on a first-ballot win

PHOTOS: Baby needs new shoes! Jason Kenney prepares to roll the dice on winning the Alberta PC leadership race on the first ballot. Actual Alberta conservative politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The real Mr. Kenney, plus candidates Steve Khan and Richard Starke. If you’re surprised by reports Jason Kenney’s Progressive Conservative leadership . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney’s sleazy campaign tactics explained: He’s rolling the dice on a first-ballot win

Alberta Politics: If Donald Trump won’t knuckle under, could he face an American ‘Colour Revolution’?

PHOTOS: One of many anti-Trump rallies in the United States in the past few days (from Facebook). Below: U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, U.S. Senator John McCain and Julius Caesar. It would be an irony if the troubles the United States has visited on much of the earth were now . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If Donald Trump won’t knuckle under, could he face an American ‘Colour Revolution’?

Susan on the Soapbox: Alberta: Government By Trial Balloon

“The chickens are coming home to roost, and you live in the chicken house.”– General MacArthur to President Kennedy during the Bay of Pigs crisis.

Mr Prentice, like President Kennedy, managed to get elected just in time to confront the nasty consequences of decisions made by his predecessors.

Albertans are staring down the barrel . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Alberta: Government By Trial Balloon

Alberta Diary: Alberta Premier Jim Prentice plucks the low-hanging fruit – now for the hard stuff…

If getting rid of SAM wasn’t that easy, imagine what the green eggs and ham are going to be like! Above, Premier Jim Prentice with the licence plate Alberta won’t be dumping after all. (CBC photo) Below: The typical Progressive Conservative, not necessarily exactly as illustrated.

It’s one thing to let a couple . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Alberta Premier Jim Prentice plucks the low-hanging fruit – now for the hard stuff…

Alberta Diary: Vladimir Putin’s strategic crisis in 2014 sure looks a lot like John F. Kennedy’s in 1962

President John F. Kennedy signs the proclamation of the “Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba” on Oct. 23, 1962. The order imposed the U.S. naval blockade on Cuba that Mr. Kennedy had announced during his televised address the night before. Below: Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, Russian President Vladimir V. . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Vladimir Putin’s strategic crisis in 2014 sure looks a lot like John F. Kennedy’s in 1962

Alberta Diary: 70%? 66.9%? 55.9%? 50%+1 good enough for Alison Redford this evocative weekend

Alison Redford, ready for her endorsement vote tomorrow, as rendered by Edmonton artist William Prettie. Below: former Canadian prime minister Joe Clark, late U.S. president John F. Kennedy, both of whom figure in this blog post about Alberta politics for some reason.

Was it insularity and tone deafness, or Machiavellian cleverness, that led . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: 70%? 66.9%? 55.9%? 50%+1 good enough for Alison Redford this evocative weekend

Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

A month ago I asked readers What is the most misunderstood idea of all time?

My next big (slightly morbid) question is Whose death would stun the Western World?

A few years ago when Michael Jackson unexpectedly died, it felt like the world sort of skipped a few beats. I was in South Korea at . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

Alberta Diary: Is a Wildrose ‘coup d’etat’ in the works as blog claims? Not very likely

Shades of Videodrome: Wildrose Deputy Leader Rob Anderson listens to Danielle Smith on a mysterious video about goings on in the Wildrose Party emanating from a French online video site. Actual clips from the missing movie may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Blogger Kathleen Smith, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith, Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Is a Wildrose ‘coup d’etat’ in the works as blog claims? Not very likely