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Jan 12, 2018
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Moving forward by looking back, 1998

Karl Nerenberg
In 1998, it looked like Jean Chrétien and his Liberals could remain in power forever. With his response to the near loss of the 1995 referendum, however, Chrétien sowed the seeds of his party's demise
News
Dec 22, 2017
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, meet with his Highness the Aga Khan at the new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa in 2015. Photo: liberal.ca

Justin Trudeau had to apologize for good reason

Karl Nerenberg
The PM vacationed at the expense of a person involved with a large NGO. Other NGOs should not be disadvantaged because they lack private islands to which to invite Justin Trudeau and family.
News
Sep 14, 2017
Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles - Feb 2017. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr

Talking to Americans: The health-care debacle

Karl Nerenberg
Many Democrats are showing a renewed interest in a robust public sector solution to the U.S. health insurance system. And their solution would go a lot further than Obamacare.
News
Sep 13, 2017
Morning mist Heart Lake, High Peaks region. Photo by Karl Nerenberg

Talking to Americans: Democracy in the Trump era

Karl Nerenberg
An Ohio father and son share a contemptuous skepticism about the current occupant of the White House. And yet, they still have faith in the fundamental fairness of U.S. democracy.
Blog
May 28, 2017
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Andrew Scheer is Stephen Harper with dimples

Karl Nerenberg
The Conservatives chose Andrew Scheer as a compromise, supposedly inoffensive candidate, as they did Joe Clark in 1976. But Scheer would mean a return to Harper policies Canadians rejected in 2015.

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