It’s nice to see a little Sun everyone once and awhile in the toxic soup that is comprises much of the Media in the the US.
Filed under: Politics Tagged: Bill Maher, California, Progressive Politics, Smug Rants I approve of
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I’m not a fan of engagement for engagement’s sake. It is a vacuous activity with few, if any, results. Every political activity must have a purpose and this draws my angst about Reboot Alberta. It doesn’t have a purpose. If the goal is to grow a progressive presence in the Albertan legislature there are other, . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Reboot Alberta
Chris rock makes a point about how to think about “progressive politics” and what it means to people. It is almost always informative to hear the story of those who regularly receive the short end of history’s stick.
Filed under: Politics Tagged: Chris Rock, Progressive Politics, White People
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Canadians want a vision for the future. Canadians know we’re not going in the right direction. A lot of Canadians are dismayed at the calamity that has befallen our democracy and the mean-spirited authoritarianism and the divide and conquer politics that have become the benchmark of our federal government.
Give them hope and . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Reason To Hope?
By Joe Fantauzzi @jjfantauzzi The electoral fortunes of the Liberal Party of Canada, once routinely referred to as Canada’s “Natural Governing Party” have been in precipitous decline for nearly a decade. Currently the third party in the House of Commons, until relatively recently the Liberals held significant federal majority governments and guided Canada for 13 years . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: ANALYSIS: The Slow Decline of The Liberal Party of Canada
“Revealed: The Massive New Liberal Plan to Remake American Politics.” A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal politics met at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA), a few blocks north of the White House. Brought together by the Sierra Club, . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Noted from the U.S.: Remaking politics
The results of the general election have dramatically shifted Canada’s political orientation.
What’s good: No more mushy-middle, quasi-conservative-government-in-waiting-politicking by the Grits.
What’s bad: Big Blue is stronger than ever.
What’s good: An activist Official Opposition.
What’s bad: No matter what the Opposition does, it will be defeated in the Commons.
And finally, what’s . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: The New Political Landscape
It’s the right thing to do.
Let’s make this a more progressive Canada.
And so…March 25, 2011 was the date Parliament decided it didn’t want to be treated with contempt any more.Good.Now, it’s time for voters to send the same message.Let’s make Canada a better, more forward-thinking and compassionate country. . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Big Blue Has Fallen
It’s time to draw a line in the sand, awkward as it may be.The eve of the federal budget is now upon us.In Toronto, the Star’s editorial page editor Bob Hepburn has called out the New Democratic Party, saying Jack Layton needs to listen to the party’s … . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Progressives Must Not Lunge At Tory Budget Scraps
If we’re not in an election campaign, then this is a great trial balloon to ask Canadians if we want one.The New Democrats have released several ads pounding away, and quite rightfully so, on issues such as the regressive HST, which hammers everyone at… . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Election 41. What Kind of Canada Will It Be?
Scarborough moderate councillor Raymond Cho is making headlines today for sarcastic anti-anti-gravy train comments that included suggesting Toronto could save money by selling half the municipal parks to the private sector.Notwithstanding those funny,… . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: When Moderates Attack, It May Be Time To Change Course
I’m delighted to announce that the good folks at Progressive Bloggers have granted Illuminated By Street Lamps official affiliate status.The news arrived by e-mail at about noon EST today.Nice. . . . → Read More: Illuminated By Street Lamps: Now, Officially, A Progressive Blog