Politics and its Discontents: Bye Bye, Zach

I have a busy day ahead, so for the time being I shall offer a brief update on the fortunes of young Zach Paikin, about whom I wrote earlier. It appears that Zach has bid farewell to the Liberal Party over what he perceives as Trudeau’s interference in the nomination process. You can read all ...

Politics and its Discontents: Yond Zach Pakin Has A Lean And Hungry Look

Zack Paikin, the son of TVO Agenda host Steve Paikin, has announced that he will seek the Liberal nomination for the Ontario riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas. While I am heartened whenever I see young people who are politically engaged, the 22-year-old Paikin is an extraordinarily conservative, overly confident and some would say arrogant Liberal; he ...

Accidental Deliberations: On questionable advice

Shorter Zach Paikin: In order to avoid the fate of the Ignatieff Libs, the NDP should totally abandon any principles and re-run Ignatieff’s “we stand for nothing, but at least we’re not that guy!” campaign.