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The elemental Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | If the Conservatives can't moderate themselves enough to truly become Canada's natural governing party, well, there is another party waiting in the wings.
Columnists
Linda McQuaig | Feeling the gun at their temples, the Democrats joined the Republicans in the quest for deeper spending cuts -- which will only make the disastrous U.S. unemployment situation worse.
Podcast
Matthew Adams, Stephen Benedetti | Canadian postal workers go on strike for the first time in fifteen years and you would think they were burning flags. The attack on labour is crazy as is what passes for electoral politics in the U.S.
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Joshua Kahn Russell | I've been thinking a lot lately about the activist filter bubble, the reverberating echo-chamber of insular social media and political networks that keeps progressives marginal.
News
Why are the tentacles of the Kochtopus heading north to lobby here? They fear the campaign by environmental groups and First Nations against the expansion of the tar sands is gaining traction. Photo: Velcrow Ripper
Keith Stewart | Why are the tentacles of the Kochtopus heading north to lobby here? They fear the campaign by environmental groups and First Nations against the expansion of the tar sands is gaining traction.
News
Emma Pullman | On March 3, ultra-right U.S. conglomerate Koch Industries signed up to lobby the province on energy and resource development policy issues, as well as taxation and economic development.
Columnists
Jerry West | It is plain to all but the most naive that the course of political discourse in the U.S. over the past few years was going to lead to something insane like the Giffords shooting.
Podcast
Matthew Adams, Stephen Benedetti | In this episode we talk abut the bad trade deal that most haven't heard of (CETA), why things are so nasty in Arizona and elsewhere, plus news on volcanos, India, state bankruptcy and more.
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Gerry Caplan | President Barack Obama and Jon Stewart believe if only Americans were more civil to each other, future Tucsons might be averted. Would that it were as simple as that.
Columnists
Amy Goodman | The Tucson massacre brought into sharp public focus the local sheriff, Clarence Dupnik, who has gained attention this week for linking the shooting to the vitriolic political climate in the U.S.
Columnists
Linda McQuaig | While there's been much outrage over the Tucson violence, there's been a reluctance to pin the blame where it belongs -- on hostile, right-wing extremism that implicitly promotes political violence.
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Arizona Democratic Party Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
David J. Climenhaga | There can be no doubt that there is a connection between the North American right's increasing invocation of the language of violence and the actual use of violence.