Northern Reflections: A War On the Poor

As Republicans and Democrats argue about whether they should extend unemployment insurance to the long termed unemployed, Paul Krugman writes that the Republican argument is part of a war on the poor: Right now Republicans are doing all they can to hurt the poor, and they would have inflicted vast additional harm if they had ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Scandal that Won’t Disappear

He's gone to ground. He can't be found. He's hiding from the media. Even his Twitter feed has gone silent. He's trying to make the sordid Senate scandal disappear by disappearing himself.But even from the safety of his hideout, he's lashing out at those he considers his enemies. Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

This time I waited until I was sure she was dead before I started celebrating eh?For I'll never forget the last time Margaret Thatcher's death was announced. And I was halfway through a bottle of cheap wine, until I realized it was only John Baird's pussy who had passed.But now ding dong she's really gone, and I'm making up for ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Shaming of the Poor

Every time Diane Finley tries to defend why she is waging war on the poor, she claims that it's just a question of saving money.Just like she did today when Thomas Mulcair went after her for ordering EI inspectors to barge into the homes of the unemployed. “Service Canada has a responsibility to find and stop ...

Montreal Simon: Diane Finley’s Hideous War on the Poor

She has always been one of the most brutish Cons.A hardline right-wing ideologue who would wage war on Canada's poorest and most vulnerable citizens.And have the unmitigated gall to deny it.Last month she claimed that EI inspectors didn't have quotas for uncovering fraud that they were expected to discover. Only to be exposed today as a shameless ...

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Today’s War On Everything News

I’m going to run out of titles for these daily wraps for my radio program in a hurry. I’m hoping the links and videos are of use and get sent around. Here’s a video of an Irishman getting it right about Wall Street, that the good people at Crooks and Liars posted today. It’s dead ...

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Today’s War On Everything News

I’m going to run out of titles for these daily wraps for my radio program in a hurry. I’m hoping the links and videos are of use and get sent around. Here’s a video of an Irishman getting it right about Wall Street, that the good people at Crooks and Liars posted today. It’s dead ...