Politics and its Discontents: Democracy In Crisis

This is a clearer and more succinct explication of the rise of dangerous right-wing politics than I think I have ever heard. Don't let Trump fool you: rightwing populism is the new normal It might be tempting to view the political success of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as something uniquely American. But, argues Gary ...

Politics and its Discontents: When The Crazed Are Given Airtime

…. the results aren’t pretty. If you have the stomach, you can watch a brief video of Susan DeLemus expressing her fealty to Donald Trump by clicking here. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: WildRose Revisited

The other day I wrote a post about the Wildrose Party’s retraction of its definitive equal rights clause that covered almost every conceivable individual. Although leader Danielle Smith had enthused the day before about its inclusiveness, when party delegates voted it down, she quickly changed her tune, saying that the more generic substitute was better. ...

Politics and its Discontents: Perhaps They Forgot (In)Alien(able) Rights?

The Edmonton Journal reports the following story about the Wildrose Party: Wildrose members on Saturday voted down a “definitive statement” on equality rights, one day after leader Danielle Smith trumpeted the motion that had been adopted by the party last year. Perhaps its specificity offended some of the party’s ‘less progressive’ members? Delegates at the ...

Left Over: Should We Pillory Hillary?

Hillary Clinton must reject the stigma that abortion should be legal but ‘rare’ Agreeing with anti-choice activists on even that single word hurts women and the cause of reproductive rights Jessica Valenti theguardian.com, Wednesday 9 July 2014   Although this article  is referring to our  neighbors to the South and the possible next Prez,  and although ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Very Specific Right Wing Meaning of Choice

Ouch.  :> Filed under: Humour Tagged: Choice, Comic, Humour, Right Wing Politics

Dead Wild Roses: The Very Specific Right Wing Meaning of Choice

Ouch.  :> Filed under: Humour Tagged: Choice, Comic, Humour, Right Wing Politics

The Ranting Canadian: I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person…

I downloaded this image from Facebook, so thanks to the person who created it. To anyone not familiar with the skinhead subculture (other than the racist, far right fringe that the sensationalist media presents as representative of the entire subculture), this logo is is a take-off of the symbol and name of Skinheads Against Racial ...