Articles Tagged ‘Election’

  • 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.

  • Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to

    Canadian Politics

    But like taste tests between Coke and Coke Zero, this proved a chimera. When the NDP sought to be another “liberal” government in waiting with the dour Mulcair at the helm the people chose an obviously inspiring Liberal leader in Trudeau instead.

  • Beyond #ELXN42

    Canadian Politics

    But does change have to wait another four years for a new party to come along, or can we get to the business of organizing ourselves into a social force that cannot be ignored? One answer, as African American poet June Jordan reminded us, is this: “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

  • This election campaign wasn’t about the economy

    Canadian Politics

    Will Monday’s election be decided on the economy? Perhaps it will. But it’s equally likely the outcome will be decided by how Quebecers view the niqab or whether voters in the 905 region outside Toronto believe Harper’s claim that Trudeau wants to set up brothels in their neighbourhoods.

  • Harper thinks we won’t vote. Let’s show him he’s wrong

    Canadian Politics

    Welcome to the new face of voter suppression. Given another four years, it’s a safe bet the Conservatives would try to cancel elections altogether, saying that because so few Canadians even bother to vote it’s clear they support the incumbents.

  • Malice in Harperland

    Canadian Politics

    The Harper government has waged an unrelenting attack on the interests of the vast majority of people living in Canada or seeking to live here: it has censored scientists, hamstrung trade union organizers, persecuted protestors, victimized refugees, battled veterans — the list of Harper’s targets is very long.

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