Alberta Politics: Canadian market-fundamentalist right looks to ‘Super PACs’ like so-called Alberta Prosperity Fund to grab back power

PHOTOS: ‘Super PACs’ have access to corporate vaults, and very little control or oversight of what they do with the money they’re given. Below: Alberta Prosperity Fund Director Barry McNamar, APF Advisory Council members Dave Rutherford and Cameron Davies, and U.S. anti-taxation zealot Grover Norquist. Having received serious and unexpected shocks nationally and in Alberta ...

Bill Longstaff: The United States—democracy or oligarchy?

Last year, Iran held an election to choose its president. Many in the West mocked the election because the candidates were vetted by the Guardian Council (a group appointed largely by the Supreme Leader). This, however, is not so different from American presidential elections. In the U.S., candidates have to get approval from the corporate ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Two U.S. Senators Announce Support For Gay Marriage Via Facebook & Tumblr

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) announced her support through her Tumbr site and called the question of marriage quality “a great American debate” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The fight for marriage equality in the U.S. and the world got a huge boost today when Democrat senators Claire McCaskill and Mark Warner […] The post Two U.S. ...

DeSmogBlog: Wisconsin v. Yoder Redux? MN Amish Citizens Revolt Against Frac Sand Mining

shutterstock_83010019.jpg "History," the old adage goes, "repeats itself." And this is precisely the reason why we learn it. read more

LeDaro: U.S. Healthcare Legislation

Fuxs News’ take on the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Healthcare. Repugs are apparently very upset by the decision. Repugs spin machine is going hard at it. Sarah Palin gives her gyrations. “Obama lies, freedom dies” Sarah Palin. Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

LeDaro: U.S Supreme Court’s decision on Healthcare legislation

Obama celebrates!!

Impolitical: Tweet of the day, etc.

If you’re coming to Canada to escape Obamacare, I feel bad for you son. We’ve got 99 problems but a lack of socialized medicine ain’t one. — Jason Sweeney (@sween) June 28, 2012 Source of the fun that has gotten attention north of the border. Other links of note: The decision. A good New York ...

DeSmogBlog: Rendell and Ridge: From "Militant" Labelers to Terrorist Enablers

Ed Rendell MEK.jpg A new chapter has been added to the shale gas industry's eco-terrorism, counterinsurgency and psychological operations saga. In March, NBC News investigative reporter Michael Isikoff revealed that many prominent U.S. public officials are on the payroll of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a group labeled by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization. These U.S. officials ...

Impolitical: Family Day drive-by blogging

Well it’s a holiday of some kind in Ontario today, that Family Day thingy. Whatever you may be doing, have a good one. Here’s a bunch of reading material, for lack of better terminology, for your day off. Most of it is a break from Canadian politics. 1. This seems like a biggie: “Canada threatens ...