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Fear of an Orange Planet: Canada and the Harper Majority

(48) Comments | Posted May 4, 2011 | 5:27 PM

Dear America,

A cursory glance at Monday night's Canadian federal election results (and cursory is probably the best you'll get outside of the True North strong and free) might give you the impression that after years of flirting with social and economic conservatism, our formerly progressive country had finally decided...

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Obama in Ottawa: When Hope Met Apathy

(199) Comments | Posted February 19, 2009 | 4:51 PM

Today, President Barack Obama, the product of a reinvigorated and dynamic political culture, met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the by-product of a diseased system of government and an apathetic Canadian public. Although both men ran in federal elections this fall, the Canadian public largely ignored Harper's battle for...

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Farrow's Darfur Olympics & Our Olympic Shame

(9) Comments | Posted August 2, 2008 | 2:34 PM

With less than a week to go before the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Mia Farrow is on her way to a refugee camp in Darfur to host The Darfur Olympics, a week-long web broadcast that will be timed to coincide with the first week of...

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Bush's Olympic Doctrine

(17) Comments | Posted July 6, 2008 | 4:48 PM

Earlier today in a pre-G8 press conference in Japan, President Bush defended his decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics. "The Chinese people are watching very carefully about the decisions by world leaders and I happen to believe that not going to the opening ceremony for the...

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