Category Politics

A True Public Servant

I have managed to not get too caught up in the recent American political melodrama. As a result, I decided I wouldn’t bother reading fired FBI director James Comey’s autobiography, A Higher Loyalty,  which was published a few weeks ago. That changed when the book I wanted wasn’t available at the library –  and Comey’s […]

Trumpocracy

If you want to read a thoughtful analysis of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, then this is the book to choose, not Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. There’s no gossip here, no anonymous musings such as Wolff gave us. David Frum, who has a set of solid Republican credentials, answers the question Hillary […]

All You Can Do Is Dance

I wasn’t sure how to react, so at first, I kept silent. Sitting on my couch were two people expounding an obviously bizarre conspiracy theory. It was apparent they believed every word. The internet has been a great boon to those who think the world is against them. You can always find someone, somewhere who […]

Fire and Fury

My plan was not to read this book. I had read enough reviews to know pretty much everything in it, there would be nothing new. However, as a political junkie it was just too irresistible. Fire and Fury has left me thinking not about the chaos that is the Trump White House but more about […]

Political Musings For Your Wednesday

What is the goal of a political party? Is it to win power or is it to put forward policies that will be good for all even if they are unpopular? As Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives choose a new leader this weekend I’ve been pondering the question. Ontario voters will elect a new provincial government in […]

What Happened? – II

Yesterday I reviewed Hillary Clinton’s What Happened. I realized as I was writing that I had more to say than I wanted to fit into one day, so today we pick up more or less where we left off on Thursday. Clinton, who spends most of the book rehashing the 2016 US presidential election campaign […]

What Happened?

I let the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration slip by without comment. It seemed better that way. However, I’ve been reading Hillary Clinton’s account of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, What Happened, and it seems like a good time to weigh in with a few thoughts on the book.  In 2008 I read […]