The Disaffected Lib: To the Big Picture, Does the White House Matter?

A substantial majority of Canadians want to see Barack Obama re-elected.  Why? To be sure, the Republican offerings of late have been unpopular here and pretty much around the world, Israel perhaps excepted.  It could be that Ike was last truly popular conservative president of the United States on the world stage. Nixon, Ford, Reagan, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Will the Country that Gave the World Democracy, Lose Its Own?

The prime minister of Greece warns his country is on the verge of becoming the next Wiemar Republic.   Antonis Samaras is appealing for funds to fend off the outright collapse of Greek society. “Greek democracy stands before what is perhaps its greatest challenge,” Samaras told the German business daily Handelsblatt in an interview published hours ...