The right thing to do

Way back in July of 2016 I suggested that Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine would be better choices than either President Donald J Trump or Senator Hillary Clinton for the office of President of the United States. Events suggest I may have been right. Now it seems, according to some media reports, …

Really?

I have written twice, recently, about why Canada and the USA should work together to achieve a substantial measure of continental self-sufficiency. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that the existing global supply chains need to be re-evaluated for broader strategic goals ~ not just national security and military aspects, including e.g. the 5G networks, …

I not sure which …

… inspires less confidence as the world faces a global pandemic … … the disconnected buffoon at the head of the United States’ government, or … … the manchild prime minister and the team of dimwits (Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam excepted, of course) in his cabinet. What on earth did the peoples …

Nikki Haley in 2024?

Jay Caruso, who writes for several American and British journals, says, in an article in the Independent, that “One of the more disturbing aspects of modern American politics is the ascent of the zero-sum game. The divided culture in which Washington DC and, alas, many state governments operate means the concept of “everyone wins” is …

A civil abortion debate cannot happen here

There is an interesting opinion piece, by Thomas B Edsall, in The New York Times, headlined “Why the Fight Over Abortion Is Unrelenting.” He gives the answer, provided by Professor Kristen Luker in 1984, right up front: “Why is the debate so bitter, so emotional?” Professor Luker asked. “Part of the answer is very simple: …

Canada and free(er) trade with China and the world

This post follows on from yesterday’s (Cold War 2.0) because, a few related things caught my eye: First, an article in the Globe and Mail which says that “China is pushing Canada to resume stalled talks toward a free trade deal, days after Ottawa agreed to a new North American trade accord that critics argue …

Ice follies

I am not at all surprised that the media, in South Korea and, indeed, around the world, is taken with Kim Yo-jong, the telegenic and media-savvy younger sister of North Korean madman dictator Kim Jong-un. Any time that North and South Koreans hold official talks is newsworthy, so Ms Kim’s visit is, indeed, news ~ …

Is this the best that could happen?

There is a provocative (hopeful?) article in The Independent headlined: “Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resign.” The article says that “The co-author of Donald Trump’s memoir The Art of the Deal has predicted the US President is going to resign by autumn if not sooner … [and] … Tony Schwartz, who claims to …

A message for all Canadians

I have gone on, over and over again, about politicians, especially those in the Liberal Party of Canada, selling the sizzle and not providing any steak. Confucius, as usual, said it better: We need more “superior” men and women on Parliament Hill, in Queen’s park and other provincial legislatures, and in town and city halls, …

President Pence?

The media is chock a block full of reports that suggest that FBI Director James Comey’s ongoing investigation into President Trump’s connections (if any) to the Kremlin’s apparently obvious attempt to influence the 2016 US election, may be more serious than even the problematic Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution. There is rampant speculation that …