And that would appear to include the political career of Republican Michigan Governor Rick Synder. In an effort to staunch the political bleeding over the fact that the state did nothing while Flint residents were drinking toxic water, Snyder has relea… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Some Things Just Can’t Be Fixed
No! Wait! Cancel that order!Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Send In The Clowns
The world of U.S. politics is proving to be consistent in its insanity. Watch the following video in which Republican hopeful Ben Carson says, at about the 3:20 mark, what he would use the Department of Education for:
Can a holographic resurrection of Joseph McCarthy be far behind? Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Meanwhile, Beyond Our Borders
It is to be hoped that no one was near the proboscis of Jason Clemens, Executive Vice President of the right-wing Fraser Institute, when he told this tall tale to Steve Paikin recently on TVO’s The Agenda:
For a parsing of Clemons’ concoctions, please click here. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Fraser Institute (A.K.A., The Pinocchio Gambit)
I am not a lawyer, but I post the following information for those who are, and for those deeply offended by the Harper government’s ongoing attacks on non-profits that dare question the regime’s wisdom while giving a free ride to right-wing entities whose ideology matches that of our overlords.
Here is the CRA policy . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Charities And Political Activities
Funny how right-wing non-profits with charitable status can be political whenever they want with no fear of tax audits, whereas those with progressive credentials are singled out repeatedly by the Harper regime for special attention from the CRA.
Take as an example The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a right-wing entity that is calling . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: They Said What?
At least according to scholar Resa Aslan:
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Of course, right-wing groups like the Fraser Institute never let facts and data get in the way of a rabid ideology:
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A CRA Audit-Free Zone
Okay boys and girls. Please resist the impulse to manipulate the Fraser Institute’s data. Really, don’t do it. I mean it. There will be consequences. 😉 Recommend this Post
Bob ‘Mad Dog’ Runciman has a solution for those pesky protestors who dare embarrass the Prime Minister. Recommend this Post
Although he likely doesn’t articulate anything that progressive bloggers don’t already know, Star letter-writer Paul Kahnert of Markham neatly and succinctly addresses the real design behind tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. It deserves to be shared widely with those who may not be fully aware of some essential facts.
Have we had . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Letter We Should Widely Share
You only have to watch the first two minutes of this video to see the unhealthy and evil influence of the Koch brothers. The video also helps demonstrate why I love Rachel Maddow.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: So Much For Academic Freedom
Given the severity of this winter season, it was only a matter of time before the usual right-wing blowhards weighed in with their ‘wisdom.’ Led by Donald Trump, they are all reassuring us that the cold, wind, and snow many of us are contending with definitively prove climate change to be a hoax.
Here . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: I Think We Saw This Coming
A little something from the conservative lexicon:
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Kind of catchy, and makes for a great singalong, don’t you think?
They’re melting down the ice caps And raising up the trolls.Putting shutters on the windows And burning all the notes.The climate bell is ringingBut they’ve turned it back to snooze. I’m here a-singing the reactionary blues.There’s a war you never heard ofBetter . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Charlie Angus Sings ‘The Reactionary Blues’
New social movement assembly launches to take on the Harper agenda by Council of Canadians | Jan. 28, 2013: OTTAWA – Community actions are being held in 25 cities across Canada today to step up the opposition to Stephen Harper’s agenda. Community members will gather as part of the launch of Common Causes, a new . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Common Causes” launches with actions in 25 Canadian cities, support for Idle No More