Posts Tagged ‘ Rob Ford and Donald Trump ’

Looking back on the first quarter of the fateful year 2016

Dec 14th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

The short story about 2016 in the English-speaking global village is just Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump in the USA. And, perhaps more presciently than we in North America typically allow, this all happened on the heels of the right-wing victory of Narendra Modi and the  Bharatiya Janata Party (or Indian People’s Party), […]



US Super Tuesday 2, 2016 etc : “practically all Canadians, of course, vote Democratic in American elections”

Mar 17th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

The wisest thing I’ve come across on the American presidential primaries lately urges that 2016 so far is “democracy as depicted by Hieronymus Bosch” (from the Huffington Post’s “Top 12 Reasons This Is The Most Depressing Election Ever,” March 14, 6:53 AM ET). As best as I can tell a few days later, the so-called […]