Archive for August 2008

Obamanomics is right stuff right now .. get out and sell it!

Aug 24th, 2008 | By | Category: USA Today

“During my formative years,” Barack Obama has told David Leonhardt of the New York Times, “there was still ideological competition between a social-democratic or even socialist agenda and a free-market, Milton Friedman agenda. I think it was natural for me to ask questions of both sides and maybe try to synthesize approaches.” Mr. Leonhardt’s report […]

Liberal-NDP-Green alliance : could it ever happen?

Aug 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

OTTAWA. AUGUST 15, 2008. [UPDATED AUGUST 18]. So now Canada’s Conservative minority Prime Minister Stephen Harper “hints he may force election,” “threatens election to end ‘dysfunction’,” and/or “hints he will engineer his government’s defeat, trigger fall election.” At the same time, a new poll suggests the Conservatives “could have difficulty maintaining their minority government, much […]

The strange good news about Toronto .. and the Sunrise propane explosion!

Aug 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

TORONTO. AUGUST 10, 2008. (UPDATED AUGUST 12). Punctuated by a dramatic propane plant explosion very early this morning, the news that Forbes magazine has just rated the old Canadian hogtown # 10 among the “World’s Most Economically Powerful Cities” is striking many in this place as a kind of (pleasant enough) joke. Only nine days […]

Obama in trouble .. probably a Canadian federal election this fall too?

Aug 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

The “Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday [August 4] shows the race for the White House is tied with Barack Obama and John McCain each attracting 44% of the vote. However, when leaners’ are included, it’s McCain 47% and Obama 46%. … This is the first time McCain has enjoyed even a statistically […]