Posts Tagged ‘ US politics ’

The big surprise ending to Barack Obama’s first two years in office

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: USA Today

A site like this ought to say something about Barack Obama’s surprise upbeat finale to the troubled year of 2010. And I have been asked to say it. I can’t say much. My main sources are MSNBC and the Washington Post — and the vaguely snowy moonlit view from my lakeside office window, in the […]



American politics as a perpetual election .. or Super Duper Tuesday 2010 : a view from the northern lights

Jun 8th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

“The radio crosses boundaries which stopped the press,” the near-great Canadian economic historian Harold Innis declared in the late 1930s, in a talk on “Canadian-American Relations” at the University of Maine. Television just stiffened the trend, starting in the 1950s. And now the Age of the Internet, starting in the 1990s, is crossing boundaries all […]



Perils of American Idolatry .. a Canadian lament

Apr 26th, 2005 | By | Category: Entertainment

The world watched with gaped jaw as you re-elected George W. And now we have to watch as the best are voted out or threatened each week on American Idol. Dammit America, what’s with that? The recent dropping of Anwar from American Idol has left me seacrestfallen. This week’s episode opened with the announcement that […]