Articles Tagged ‘Election’

  • My Advice to NDP: Look Before You Leap. Then Leap

    Canadian Politics

    To judge from the reaction of the Canadian punditariat, the New Democrats’ convention in Edmonton was a murder-suicide. Tom Mulcair was ousted (and immediately resurrected himself as interim leader), and the convention voted to discuss the Leap Manifesto – which everyone took to be political self-immolation.

  • NDP Now Has Chance to End 13 Years of Error

    Canadian Politics

    The NDP has paid a staggering price for the politics of its last two leaders. Jack Layton was more in tune with the social democratic roots of the party than Mulcair, but he launched the shift to a strategy aimed at achieving power. The inevitable result was to water down social democratic principles and move the party to the centre.

  • Year Of The Outsider: Why Bernie Sanders’ Democratic Rebellion Is So Significant

    USA Politics

    If the Sanders vision prevails, the Democrats will pivot toward their New Deal social democratic roots. In that case, economic solidarity and inclusion become the headline. And the party again aspires to be a mass movement rather than an awkward stitching together of corporate money, social liberals, and minority voters.

  • Second Thoughts on Bernie’s Viability

    USA Politics

    But with a leftish progressive and nominal socialist who rails against economic inequality and “the billionaire class” at the head of the Democratic ticket, I figured, a determinant lion’s share of One Percent political money would pick Trump. Now I’m starting to wonder about that.

  • Clinton and the Democratic Establishment: the Ties That Bind

    USA Politics

    I wrote a month ago that Sanders won’t be the nominee. I’m sticking to that. But it’ll be interesting to see how the Democratic establishment- with all its incestuous funding and access granting and intra-connections- decides to deliver the nomination to a more palatable candidate.

  • With the Specter of Clinton Looming: Rethinking Bernie

    USA Politics

    Chances are still that Sanders won’t get the nod. The Clintons have many arrows in their quiver: America’s deep state, the Democratic sector of it, is behind them, as are the media and all the pillars of the Party that the Clintons transformed.

  • Why America’s Next President Will Not Be a Socialist

    USA Politics

    With the latest polls showing US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders leading rival Hillary Clinton only weeks before the first two primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, many Americans are contemplating the real possibility of having a socialist president in the White House.

  • A Progressive or a Radical?

    USA Politics

    Sanders is a great economist populist, but not an anti-imperialist. However, in my view, this is only a more urgent reason to become involved in the Sanders campaign and criticize it from the inside, as supporters.

  • Canada’s election: Voters defeat Harper, but elect another Trudeau

    Canadian Politics

    In the context of a concerted movement to rid the country of the Tory government, the FPTP system put enormous pressure on anti-Tory voters to “vote strategically,” i.e. for any other party that had the best chance of defeating the government. The Liberals won that wager.

  • Stephen Harper has gone, but Harperism has not

    Canadian Politics

    In short, much of Harper’s agenda seems destined to remain in place. That is a singular accomplishment for the Conservatives. And the future? The voters may have made a moral judgment about Stephen Harper, the aloof and mean-spirited autocrat. But Harperism — the set of policies that this autocrat championed — is far from dead.

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