Archive for March 2008

Sex and politics in USA : is it just a plot to cover up truths America still cant handle?

Mar 30th, 2008 | By | Category: USA Today

Back in the middle of March an irate reader of the International Herald Tribune complained about: “How low you have sunk in publishing an editorial on [New York state’s call-girl-using former governor] Eliot Spitzer. … The United States is at war, the economy is on the verge of bankruptcy, confidence in the government and private […]

Ontario budget 2008 is better than anything Jim Flaherty has ever done?

Mar 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

The budget Ontario Liberal finance minister Dwight Duncan finally tabled in the provincial legislature just after 4 PM ET on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 is, local financial experts seem to agree, by and large a cautious if also prudent document. While dabbling in many constructive directions, it does not do anything too exciting, because at […]

Does “NAFTAgate” matter?

Mar 9th, 2008 | By | Category: USA Today

UPDATED MARCH 27. One reason politics has such a bad name is that it so often defies rational expectations. There may be voodoo economics and non-voodoo economics. But a part of politics is voodoo almost all the time. And this part is frequently exaggerated for better ratings, or to get on radar screens, or bloody the enemy, or […]

Harper’s libel suit against Liberals and Canada’s open society

Mar 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

A dozen days before the Canadian federal election that brought the present Harper Conservative minority government to office, Gillian Wong of the Associated Press reported on how: “US billionaire philanthropist George Soros said … that Singapore could not be an open society as long as its leaders used libel suits against opposition politicians … The use of […]