James Laxer

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May 15, 2012
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The remaking of Canadian conservatism: 1988 to 2012

James Laxer
A campaign begun by the Reform Party, carried forward by the Canadian Alliance and brought to fruition by the Conservative Party, has successfully reconstructed the political right in Canada.
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May 11, 2012
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The NDP: The road travelled from 2006 to 2012

James Laxer
In the 1930s, social democrats nurtured a political culture and an intellectual climate in which socialist ideas would be embraced. But today's NDP has evolved into a party much like the others.
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Feb 20, 2012

The myth of American resilience

James Laxer
The truth about America is that it is anything but flexible and resilient and faces a range of obstacles that portend decline rather than a creative re-birth that will re-establish its supremacy.
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Aug 30, 2011

When the rich and powerful overplay their hand

James Laxer
We are in the grip of a socio-economic crisis in which the rich and the powerful in the world refuse to share the burden of coping with the economic disaster they did so much to unleash.
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Aug 22, 2011

We'll miss you, Jack

James Laxer
To lose Jack Layton at the height of his capacity as a person and as a political leader, is especially sad.
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May 6, 2011

Time for Sheriff Stephen to cull the herd

James Laxer
Sheriff Stephen can't skate, but he does know how to cull a herd. After his big win, the Sheriff sat on a fence post and mused about the future and the past.
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Apr 24, 2011

Stephen Harper: Now he's the champion of national unity

James Laxer
Stephen Harper, who only a few years ago counseled Albertans to build "firewalls" around their province to protect it from Canada, has proclaimed himself the indispensable champion of national unity.
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Apr 22, 2011

Stephen Harper: Sans moi le deluge

James Laxer
As the prime minister of a long-established, if complacent, democracy, Stephen Harper is supposed to say that for him the will of the people is paramount.

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