Category Archives: politics

Resolution

A while back, I decided that I no longer want to refer to the United States president-elect by name. This is for three reasons: So that I don’t have to think as much about him or what he might do … Continue reading

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Smug pilots

This New Yorker cartoon has made the rounds lately, and I think it hits the nail on the head.

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Politics as dentistry

It occurred to me recently that the current political situation feels like waiting for an appointment to get a whole lot of dental work done. It’s going to be painful and expensive, you’re going to have no control over what … Continue reading

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Mister Mayor

A lot of people have written about Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who passed away yesterday. Because there is a respected tradition of saying nothing but good things about those who have recently passed on, many people have … Continue reading

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Saruman Harper and the fate of the Conservative Party

When I think of Stephen Harper, I can’t help but think of Saruman from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy: a smart and knowledgeable man who uses his knowledge to further his own ambitions exclusively. “He knows our need, none … Continue reading

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