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Against the Grain: Jason Kenney has a Richard Nixon-shaped hole in his campaign

Man, what the fuck is going on in Alberta?

In an email to supporters sent late Sunday with the bland subject line, “A Wildrose Update,” Opposition Leader Brian Jean drops a bombshell with the revelation someone broke into the party’s Edmonton office several weeks ago, stole two laptop computers and tried unsuccessfully to walk . . . → Read More: Against the Grain: Jason Kenney has a Richard Nixon-shaped hole in his campaign

LeDaro: Stephen Harper: "I am not a crook"

I hope readers will like this video.

Something has gone wrong with my computer. It has crashed many times and many of my programs are not working properly. I am unable to understand that why it is happening. I installed Google Chrome browser a while ago. The Microsoft explorer does not work properly anymore. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper: "I am not a crook"

LeDaro: Stephen Harper on campaign trail

He has beaten Richard Nixon’s Watergate. Duffygate beats Watergate.

LeDaro: Stephen Harper and Senate scandal

Richard Nixon seemed to have spoken the same words when faced with the Watergate scandal.

Politics and its Discontents: So Hauntingly Familiar

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Alberta Diary: How will we get back to the 19th Century without Stephen Harper? Why he should go, and won’t

A forlorn Richard Nixon waves goodbye to Washington for the last time from the steps of the presidential helicopter on Aug. 9, 1974. Don’t count on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the same thing any time soon, even if it destroys his party. Below: Stephen Harper looking appropriately gloomy in a Toronto . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: How will we get back to the 19th Century without Stephen Harper? Why he should go, and won’t

kirbycairo: Guatemalan Dictators, and Brutes of our Own. . . .

Yesterday the former dictator of Guatemala, Efrain Montt, was convicted of 80 years in prison for Genocide. The sentence is, in a sense symbolic considering that Mr. Montt is now 86 years old and very unlikely to survive any significant time in prison. But the sentence is interesting at least because it is one of . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: Guatemalan Dictators, and Brutes of our Own. . . .

Alberta Diary: Potted history: why the winter of 2012 feels like the summer of ’73

Richard Nixon after his overwhelming 1972 re-election victory. Below: George McGovern, Alison Redford. Here in Alberta’s icy capital, the winter of 2012 is starting to feel like the summer of ’73. If you’re an Alberta Progressive Conservative, this is not a good thing. Let me explain. In the spring and summer of 1972, Richard Nixon, … . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Potted history: why the winter of 2012 feels like the summer of ’73

Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Government: Abuses Of A Nixonian Character

That is the description that Lawrence Martin applies to the Harper government in his latest column for iPolitics as he reflects on the vital and valiant role journalism played in uncovering the Watergate Scandal 40 years ago.

However, while acknowledging some bright spots, Martin laments the unevenness of the contemporary Canadian journalistic . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Harper Government: Abuses Of A Nixonian Character

CuriosityCat: The Council of Canadians’ Magnificent Seven

Canada’s Woodward & Bernstein, Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor, of Postmedia News, today bring us news about The Council of Canadians’ Magnificent Seven. In the 1960 western The Magnificent Seven, based on the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai, seven gunmen are hired to protect a small village in Mexico from a group of bandits.

. . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Council of Canadians’ Magnificent Seven

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Climate Change Denial Model Bill Passes in Tennessee

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The month of March has seen unprecedented heat and temperatures. A rational thinking, scientifically-grounded individual could only posit, "Well, hmm, I bet climate change has something to do with the fact that in Madison, WI, it is 80 degrees in mid-March. Sometimes it's 60 or 70 degrees colder than this!"

While . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Climate Change Denial Model Bill Passes in Tennessee

The Disaffected Lib: Were Woodware & Bernstein Played by a Man With An Axe To Grind?

Washington Post scribes Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have, for decades, been widely credited with taking down Richard Nixon.   The popular narrative goes that they were fed their story by a shadowy informant they called “Deep Throat” who wanted to stop a corrupt president and his aides.

A new story emerging claims that Woodward . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Were Woodware & Bernstein Played by a Man With An Axe To Grind?