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Barry Cooper
David J. Climenhaga | It's been almost nine months now. Surely it's time for Alberta conservatives to get up to speed on how this democracy thing works!
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SOPP
David J. Climenhaga | It is hard to believe that much non-partisan, independent academic scholarship takes place in the atmosphere encouraged at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.
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Steve West
David J. Climenhaga | Watch out! The fight to save public services, fair pensions for the people who deliver them, and the very idea of a public sector is far from over in Alberta.
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"Friends of Science" billboard in Calgary
David J. Climenhaga | The "Friends of Science" is an interesting group, another part of the vast, intricate and well-funded network of loony-right fronts linked back to the "Calgary School."
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Campus Alberta Logo
David J. Climenhaga | Like sensible officials everywhere, university officials will refuse to co-operate, drag their feet and argue publicly with the government’s misconceived plan – until the nuisance goes away.
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David J. Climenhaga | If there was confusion on Tom Flanagan's part, it was likely because of the hubris of Professorial Mentality Syndrome (PMS) not because of the addling effects of old age.
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Tom Flanagan
David J. Climenhaga | It is not known when adherents of the Canadian neocon faith will elect their new spiritual leader -- although it's possible Preston Manning is available for the job.
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Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Ted Morton
David J. Climenhaga | For plenty of reasons, it is easy to write off fiscal hard-liner Ted Morton's chances in the race to replace Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach. This would be a big mistake.
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University of Calgary political scientist Barry Cooper
David J. Climenhaga | It's possible future historians will ascribe the fall of the West to the pernicious influence of publicly paid market-fundamentalist academics and "think-tanks" supported by under-taxed billionaires.
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Prime ministerial pal Tom Flanagan
David J. Climenhaga | The PM's campaign to 'de-fund the left' by undoing Canada's election financing legislation should get us thinking about de-funding the right -- starting with the 'Calgary School'.
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Alberta Finance Minister Ted Morton
David J. Climenhaga | Without balancing the books, all Alberta Finance Minister Ted Morton can do is get on his knees and pray that natural gas prices will rise before the next election.