BigCityLib Strikes Back: Advice For Mark Steyn: If You Are Serious

…lose the beard and ditch the fruity, fake Brit accent.  Yankees don’t want to hear that shit.  Its OK when you’re playing an intellectual come to lecture them on their colonial inferiority.  But if you want to lead ’em, you’ll have to learn to talk white.  You’ll also have to learn to eat “fritters” and ...

Politics and its Discontents: Elizabeth Warren

With each story that I read about her, my respect for Elizabeth Warren grows. Would that Canada had someone similar to inspire us. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Elizabeth Warren – Calm, Collected, Logical And Reasonable – A Rare Politician

Earlier today, Owen at Northern Reflections, commenting on a piece by Joseph Stiglitz, wrote a post on student debt, a scourge on both sides of the border. Here is a video of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, for whom I have a great deal of respect, on her proposal for dealing with that scourge. Eminently reasonable, ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. Election 2012: There Was a War on Women, and the Women Won

If you think the big winners of Tuesday night’s election were Barack Obama and the Democrats, you’re wrong. Journalist, opinion writer, and author of two books on progressive politics, Amanda Marcotte, argues, convincingly, that the big winners were women. That’s because Republicans like Rep. Todd Akin declared war on women, and women and their allies fought back. And won. ...

350 or bust: Summer of Climate Drought & Climate Science Don’t Budge Senate Climate Deniers

* Virtually all of America’s corn and soy farms are now in drought disaster areas. Food prices globally are already rising as a result.  This is what the very beginning of climate change looks and tastes like. We can’t afford this kind of change – we need serious action on climate change now. There’s lots ...