Category Archives: United States

Just how hot is it out there?

With the temperature a balmy -8 outside here in Ottawa, shortly to ease down to -19, I’m catching up on my NBC news feeds. It’s not pleasant.
I’m encountering subject lines (story headlines don’t always match the email teaser) like “15 … Continue reading

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Not that we’re partisan

Apparently it’s amusing and cute that Vice President Joe Biden has a habit of getting inappropriately close to women.
Of course if it were a Republican it would be an outrage.
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What does Magna Carta mean to Canada?

Last night I attended an excellent panel discussion “Magna Carta: What does it mean to Canada?” hosted by House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer. And I was very struck by a comment by panelist the Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Minister of Employment … Continue reading

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Hard truth about soft power

Does anybody remember soft power? Apparently Canada has it in abundance. It just doesn’t work.
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2014, we hardly knew ye

Another year we couldn’t believe was already here has now vanished over the horizon with a jaunty wave of its December. We pause, examine our lives, and mutter “So soon old, so late smart.” Or maybe just the first bit.
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