Category Archives: Politics

Western leaders indecisive in face of ISIS threat

So we’re off to Iraq, or back to Iraq, after all. My my. Nothing quite like geopolitics to drive home Philip K. Dick’s dictum “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away.”
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Buzzwords, bafflegab and BS

The problem of unspeech in politics seems to be getting worse. Politicians have gone from misrepresenting reality to flatly ignoring it.
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Scottish push for independence fizzles

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled, seem too bored to vote with him on Sept 18. Polls suggest their independence referendum will fizzle out amid sour grasping indifference instead of getting the vigorous “No” it deserves.
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Political nastiness is getting us nowhere

It is vacation season in Canada. But political nastiness never takes a break. Maybe it should.
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Economy doesn’t need feds’ meddling

Apparently the Harper Tories might finally start meddling in the economy, picking winners and losers, jettisoning the lessons of the last 40 years, fiscal prudence and their professed core beliefs to hand out public money to everyone with a hat. … Continue reading

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