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Politics, Re-Spun: Welcome to the 1,000th Politics, Re-Spun Editorial!

Steve Harper, the greatest threat to Canadian security in the modern era.

Happy August! Happy Day!

I have a few comments about this, the 1,000th editorial at Politics, Re-Spun. But you can read them below, about my sabbatical plan, new visions for this almost 12-year-old website, and other things.

But at the top . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Welcome to the 1,000th Politics, Re-Spun Editorial!

Writings of J. Todd Ring: NAFTA, “Free Trade” and the TPP: Fast-Track To Full Corporate Rule

“Twenty years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law. At the time, advocates painted a rosy picture of booming U.S. exports creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and economic development in Mexico, which would bring the struggling country in line with its wealthier northern neighbors. Two decades later, those . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: NAFTA, “Free Trade” and the TPP: Fast-Track To Full Corporate Rule

Politics, Re-Spun: Minimum Wage: Not Just for Kids Anymore!

The 1% and their media apologists and think tank lackeys would have us all believe that minimum wage is for kids. It’s for unskilled labour in entry level jobs.And it’s ok. We shouldn’t worry. They’re just kids after all: no families or mortgages. They don’t have much training or life experience and honestly, they should . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Minimum Wage: Not Just for Kids Anymore!

Politics, Re-Spun: MexAmeriCanada? We Are Not Thinking Creatively Enough

MexAmeriCanada doesn’t have to be our future.

I think I’m guilty of being a bit slow and uncreative. The bogeyman of deep integration, North American Union, the United States-ification of Canada, the United States OF Canada, and Canada becoming states #51-60 plus three more protectorates is just too simplistic.

We just have an . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: MexAmeriCanada? We Are Not Thinking Creatively Enough

Politics, Re-Spun: GroupThink ReSpun: On US Police Forces Operating in Canada

We have decided that “GroupThink ReSpun” will be the name of the process whereby various of the Politics, Re-Spun crew collaborate on editorializing about a current event. Enjoy the poetry of the term!

So apparently, the RCMP wants to ease into allowing US agents to operate freely in Canada:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/rcmp-ease-canadians-idea-u-agents-canada-201905380.html

1. Do you want to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: GroupThink ReSpun: On US Police Forces Operating in Canada

Politics, Re-Spun: We Must Force the Politicians to Go Post-Carbon

We need to leave the tarsands oil in the ground.

We need an increasing carbon tax.

We need to stop subsidizing carbon energy producers.

We need public money invested in post-carbon energy.

We need to do it now.

I say all this, as does this NASA physicist:

The science of the situation is clear — . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: We Must Force the Politicians to Go Post-Carbon