We don't need an inquiry -- we need to bring the hammer of defunding down now on scofflaw private schoolsDavid J. Climenhaga | When the inquiry fails, can we just get on with defunding those schools, please?
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Once prominent Wildrose MLA vows to tell it like it is and expose "cult-like practice" of political parties in new blog.|
Premier's televised fan dance fails to inspire but may deliver four more years of the same old anywayDavid J. Climenhaga | There is an alternative, of course, but it lies with the only political party with seats in the Legislature that wasn't invited to the TV studio.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | No working politician wants to be the one who states the obvious, that political work is important work and the people who practice it deserve to be sensibly compensated.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has left a trail of devastation in her wake that suggests a lack of empathy for co-workers, rivals and now her own supporters.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps a day will come when former Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan regret crossing the floor yesterday. That said, it will take a certain ingenuity for them to re-rat.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Jim Prentice has revealed himself to be the Mitt Romney of Alberta politics: just the right amount of grey in his hair for appearance to triumph over substance.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Former Tory MLA Doug Elniski's departure from the Alberta PC Party is another sign something is a foot beyond a mere scuttling of rats from one similar vessel to another.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | It is very clearly in Canada's interests to do what it can prevent a war in the Persial Gulf. So why is Prime Minister Stephen Harper acting like he wants one, and the sooner the better?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If the prime minister is really at the top of his game, he'll put in a call Monday to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board and slap a plaque on the Ottawa address where the Cold War started.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | As unlikely as it seems right now that Gary Mar might rise and fight again, he most likely will -- and the leadership of the federal Conservative Party is just the sort of place he might focus.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Even if by some "precision-guided" miracle they manage to assassinate Gaddafi, NATO's air farces will have united the Libyan people against the West.|