LeDaro: Mike Huckabee on fossil fuels and climate change

Last night I partially watched Republican debate. They strictly concentrated on ISIS. One of Huckabee’s statement was amazing. He said that U.S. has the highest reserve of coal, oil and gas in the world. He said ” let’s produce these fuels and export them. Let’s not depend on Middle East for fossil fuels. He stated ...

Alberta Diary: Got trouble with ‘overbearing urban planners’? The Manning Centre wants to help!

A civic election all-candidates’ meeting in Calgary. “Why don’t we pass the time with a game of solitaire?” Actual Manning Centre supported candidates may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Manning Centre namesake Preston Manning; Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi; Calgary developer Cal Wenzel (CTV photo). If on Oct. 21 the market-fundamentalist slate trained and sponsored ...

Song of the Watermelon: Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Chick-Fil-A

In honour of Pride Week here in Vancouver, I can think of no better time to wade into the growing Chick-fil-A row currently ruffling the feathers of our southern neighbours. For those who don’t follow American news (it’s not like we’re a different country or anything), Chick-fil-A is a US-based fast-food chain whose President, Dan ...

LeDaro: Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady?

Last night, April 8, 2012, Mike Huckabee interviewed Meryl Streep for her role in the movie “Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady”. Huckabee was going goo goo ga ga over Meryl Streep and how great she was and how great Margaret Thatcher was. I think British should be happy that they had their first woman ...

LeDaro: Mike Huckabee gone Cuckoo-bee

Once in a while I watch Mike Huckabee because he has interesting guests and sometimes good discussions. However, last Saturday night Mike Huckabee turned into Mic Cucko-bee. He started off invoking Martin Luther King and human rights, which sounded good, and then brought in the discussion of the recent murder of Trayvon Martin by George ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The importance of fundamentals for a stable nomination race

For any analyst, covering this GOP Presidential Nominee race is a humbling experience. Almost everybody – myself included – has made bad predictions. It has been so wildly unpredictable and erratic experiencing swings up and down in the polls for almost every candidate. While the eventual winner, Mitt Romney, has long been relatively clear, exactly how ...