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Blog Archive for March, 2012

Maybe a new world really is possible under Mulcair

GERALD CAPLAN

The NDP Leader won't be a pushover on the Opposition bench like his Liberal predecessors

The comedy of complaining about Tory attacks

TIM POWERS

Why would anyone would expect a grace period for the new NDP Leader?

Final pitches by NDP contenders fail to inspire

BRUCE ANDERSON

Party talks more about how not to win than how to form government

The 1% cheat more than the rest of us? Say it ain't so

GERALD CAPLAN

Sure they campaign for lower taxes on themselves and corporations, not to mention tighter constraints on unions and smaller government entitlements for the vulnerable, but does that mean they'd take candy from a baby?

Tory attack ads are fool's gold for the masses

TIM POWERS

Despite complaints about their corrosive effect, pre-writ campaigns are effective - and both the public and media eat them up

Herky-jerky budget talk raises doubts about Tory discipline

BRUCE ANDERSON

Harper and Flaherty appeared more on message in middle of an economic crisis and with risk of an election at any moment

Will Broadbent's bomb turn out to be a bust?

TIM POWERS

Rocket by elder NDP statesman could just as easily harm Topp as Mulcair

Why Mulcair should be the next NDP leader

GERALD CAPLAN

In his persona and different political origins, the Quebec MP offers new possibilities. It's a risk - but one worth taking at this singular moment for the party

Do the math: Long primary fight hurts Romney

ANDREW STEELE

There appears to be significant impact on voting behaviour and electoral college results in U.S. presidential elections when one party has a smoother nominating process than the other

Bring on Election-Campaign Ethics 101

TIM POWERS

Preston Manning is right on robo-calls: Political parties need to set their moral compass with formal training

Seems even Harper can't save Canada's deadly asbestos exports

GERALD CAPLAN

Despite dogged efforts by Ottawa and Quebec, last two mines appear closed for good

Lessons for Rob Ford from Clinton, Mitterrand, Harper

ANDREW STEELE

Some leaders find success in triangulating against hostile legislatures; others rail against opponents and accomplish little as a result

Lacking 'hand' on robo-calls, Tories ought to try humility

BRUCE ANDERSON

If allegations prove out, non-partisans who voted Conservative will feel as though they've been slapped in the face

Exactly how dangerous is Stephen Harper?

GERALD CAPLAN

Robo-calls awaken Canadians to the ominous, disconcerting reality of a party that believes politics is war