People on both sides of the political spectrum, under the guise of the midterm elections, are putting out feelers for the 2020 Presidential elections… History shows us that a democratic system in crisis can fall prey to demagogues with the unquestioned ability to lead a nation down to perdition.
When billionaire retail tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump announced his intention to stand for the Republican presidential nomination back in June, few thought that he’d be the front-runner by the time October came around. But there he is, sitting at the top of the pile in the polls, causing a scene with his bold, often brash anti-Washington agenda.
The letter does bring into focus a very real problem with American government,.. In a nutshell, that problem is that overt political control of the White House and Congress changes over a short time period, and not in synchrony.
It was the perfect chance for a small group of people who said ‘they had no choice’, to prove that NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY OUR CHOICE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. To stand up and declare that this kind of government intimidation will no longer be tolerated.
Fear takes on many forms when you are a child. Sometimes the worst fears are those which no one suspects. If you are lucky you can work through them and go on to a happy and healthy life.
The immediate effect of implementing the bill will be to direct the Federal Government to pay some undetermined but undoubtedly large sum of money directly to insurance companies to subsidize health insurance for younger people who lack employer benefits
Remember when you were a child, when you did something wrong, you might have had this feeling that if you told the truth about what you had done, you would get into trouble? Perhaps you chose to take the route of not talking, and hoping your wrongdoing would remain undiscovered. Perhaps you even had a […]
Welcome to Fiscal Fiasco Round Two – and this time it’s really important, because we’re talking about ships. Earlier this spring the Canadian government announced that it was paying Irving Shipyards $288 million just to design the new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. Not build, just design.
There has been a glimpse of common sense in the debate over Canada’s next-generation fighter aircraft, but it’s hard to see over all the name-calling, mud-slinging and partisan entrenchment. That glimpse of common sense was when our government decided, just before Christmas, to re-think the sole-source, non-competed contract to buy the F-35 as our next fighter. My worry is that common sense will now be banished from the discussion once again.
In 1962, a young boy anxiously watches the tension escalate between Russia and the United States during the Cuban missile crisis, and has his fears brought into frightening clarity.