The refugee crisis in Europe is having the effect of peeling back the thin veneer of politeness that oils the wheels of civic reciprocity. Fear is making everyone jumpy: There are so many of “them”; where will they all go? 700 more words
Tom Brady and Stephen Harper might have more in common than you think.
One is a legendary athlete and the kind of bankable superstar who models footwear, dates supermodels, wins Super Bowls, cameos in Mark Wahlberg movies, and graces the covers of GQ, Esquire, and Men’s Health. 892 more words
President Barack Obama will get his triumph: the U.S. president now has enough votes to prevent the nuclear pact with Iran from being rejected by Congress. 750 more words
The much-ballyhooed “loyalty pledge” that the Republican National Committee demanded Donald Trump sign was supposed to “box in” Trump, leaving him no way of running as a third-party candidate if he fails to win the GOP nomination. 523 more words
The issue of balanced budgets has become an important cleavage in this election — witness the internecine quarrel on the left over whether a sensible aversion to budget deficits amounts to a primitive cult of “austerity.” Of late, the two opposition parties have effectively traded places, the NDP targeting the fiscally cautious political centre, while the Liberals have gone all in as the party of deficit spending. 436 more words