When the Conservative party elects a new leader, it will be an important decision for the party’s future. Should the membership decide that reality TV star Kevin O’Leary is the best choice to carry the party forward, they will have to contend with the party’s own past. Attack ads against O’Leary have already been written, and they’re quite effective. Problem is, the Conservatives wrote them. (more…)
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency was not at all what many expected — it was considerably worse.
Following his election, many found solace in the idea that a serial liar like Trump was unlikely to fulfill the many ugly promises he made. His border wall and Muslim ban were no more likely to happen than if he had promised to deliver lightsabers to each and every American home. Again, many of us were wrong. (more…)
Comfort is in scare supply to those who value democracy — or even basic human decency — but what little comfort is available I can take in saying at least I tried. It was December 2015, when I wrote that based on our experience in Toronto, America should be wary that Trump may win.
Instead, today the world will watch as America gives up the audacity of hope for the tyranny of fear. An inauguration is meant to mark a time of new beginnings, and instead I fear we are going to bear witness to the end of America as we know it. Today missing only a white flag, we will watch as America surrenders. (more…)