Archive for January 2008

Past versus future : Obamamania’s second wave

Jan 27th, 2008 | By Citizen X | Category: USA Today

UPDATED JANUARY 29. So … it was, according to the Slate website “the most thorough trouncing of the election season.” The dramatic numbers cannot be denied: 55% Obama, 27% Clinton, 18% Edwards. Say what you like, Obamamania is back. Or, as the Huffington Post tidily explained: “Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South [...]



Change in Ottawa : an election if necessary but not necessarily an election?

Jan 19th, 2008 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Ottawa Scene

UPDATED JANUARY 22. Like others up here in the land of ice and snow, we were mostly waiting for the (somewhat disappointing?) next installment of the US Democratic primaries at the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, January 19. But back home there’s also John Manley’s report on Canada’s future role in the NATO Afghanistan mission on January [...]



Could fate of BC’s Prince of Pot be sleeper issue for Conservative minority government in Ottawa?

Jan 14th, 2008 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Canadian Provinces

UPDATED JANUARY 21. TORONTO. Just as we are trying to figure out what the Liberals and New Democrats may or may not be doing to prepare for a possible Canadian federal election soon enough, more exotic news arrives from the Wet Coast. The lead item is a January 14 article by Ian Mulgrew in the Vancouver [...]



Canada and its provinces .. did not really do anything at Harper’s first first ministers dinner?

Jan 11th, 2008 | By Randall White | Category: Canadian Provinces

UPDATED JANUARY 12. The Harper Conservative minority government in Canada, some argue, believes that the provinces should do the lion’s share of the heavy lifting in the 21st century federation. A properly lean federal government just looks after defence, equalization payments, and arranging luncheons at the Parliament Pub in Ottawa. If this were true, you might [...]



The boogie-woogie rumble of a dream deferred .. or is Democrat plot just starting to thicken?

Jan 9th, 2008 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: USA Today

In sober retrospect, it seemed just too improbable that Barack Obama would go from months of running well behind Hillary Clinton in the national opinion polls to suddenly dominating the US Democratic primaries. And it was. You can take your pick from the headlines: from ”McCain and Clinton Win in N.H. In Major Comebacks” (Washington Post) to ”Clinton [...]